Work for us

DRC is a great place to work and we offer a number of benefits to our staff as we recognise they are our greatest asset. Please see below for all our recent vacancies. Click on each vacancy to find out more information and how to apply.

If you’re interested in working for us but we do not have a suitable vacancy, then please take a look at our current volunteering opportunities.

Current Vacancies

For all roles, candidates are asked to submit an application form. Application packs can be downloaded here: DRC-Recruitment-Application-Form_ver-100521 Please ensure you include a response to the additional information in support of the application section, outlining your relevant knowledge, skills and experience against the job description and person specification.

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Sarah Walker at the Disability Resource Centre by email to kpowell@disability.co.uk or by post to Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Post: DRC Trustee (voluntary) Risk, Quality and Compliance

Hours: Commitment to prepare for and attend board meetings, sub-committee meetings and other events/activities as require

Salary: unpaid voluntary role (expenses are covered)

Trustees will have a strong empathy with our mission to empower disabled people and those with long term health conditions to take control of their own lives and to actively seek out opportunities to achieve their full potential as individuals in mainstream society by building a sustainable business.

The commitment involves:

  • Reading and responding to emails via a dedicated email account that will be set up for such use
  • Reading papers/ reports in preparation for meetings
  • Attending meetings (approximately once every two months) – up to two hours, usually during normal working hours.
  • Attendance at the charity’s Annual General Meeting (once per year).
  • Being actively involved in meetings and scrutinising / challenging where appropriate.
  • Attendance at board planning days (once per annum usually half a day).
  • From time to time Disability Resource Centre have sub / task and finish groups who meet more frequently, for example to develop a specific work-stream where your skills experience may be needed. Sub groups would meet up to 6 times per year.
  • From time to time Trustees may attend training, conferences, networking or strategic meetings relevant to their specialist skills and experience.
  • A Non-Executive Directors role is a voluntary position; however reasonable expenses to attend meetings can be claimed.

Please follow the link for our full trustee application pack here: DRC Board Trustee Risk Quality and Compliance Recruitment Pack – May 2021

To apply, please provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills and experience would add value to the Board and meet the person description above to the Chief Executive and Company Secretary.

Contact details:

Louise Mckiernan, Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Email: lmckiernan@disability.co.uk

Telephone: 030 30 40 20 40

Risk Quality and Compliance Advisor –28 hours per week (to be worked over 4 or 5 days)

Salary NJC Scale Points 27-30

£31,346 – £33,782 pro rata per annum

We are seeking a highly motivated experienced individual maintain, monitor and test the organisation’s approach to risk, quality and compliance issues.

Candidates should have experience in devising and implementing organisational policies, procedures and processes, including quality assurance and risk management, as well as experience in implementing recognised industry quality standards (such as MATRIX, IIP, IS0900 etc).  In addition, possess a good knowledge and understanding of GDPR legislation; quality assurance frameworks and quality standards; together with risk management frameworks and processes. Excellent working IT knowledge is essential to identify improvements to DRC through the introduction of new technologies.

To download the full person specification, follow the link here: Manager – Job Advertisement – Risk Quality and Compliance Advisor July 2021

Closing date: 13th August 2021

Post: Participation Worker

Hours: 25 hours (Full Time Equivalent 36.5 hours per week)

Salary: SCP 8 – 10  £19,945 – £20,751 pro rata per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking organisation to support the growth and development of service user involvement and participation in all aspects of the business from decision making to service design and delivery.  Reporting to the relevant Service Manager, you will develop and implement an Engagement and Participation strategy to involve disabled people, those with long term health conditions and their carers in various aspects of DRC’s business; ensure service users have an authentic voice on disability issues; act as a sounding board for ideas; support the development of the organisation and support the Board of Trustees in its good governance.  As well as working closely with Service Managers and delivery teams to recruit and induct volunteers to support the delivery of various programmes and activities, you will co-develop peer-led groups and activities and provide on-going support, where necessary.

Candidates must hold a Degree qualification or equivalent, at least 2 years’ experience of designing and delivering group work including personal development and capacity building programmes as well as experience of participative practice.  Sound knowledge of policy and practice relating to disabled people with care and support needs and safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures is essential.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th September 2021

Post: Stakeholder Engagement Officer – 12 month Fixed Term Contract Hours: Full Time Equivalent (36.5 hours per week)

Salary: Salary NJC Scale Point 13 – £22,627 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking organisation to research, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including employers and DWP in order to identify live vacancies, provide deaf awareness training and ensure deaf and hard of hearing people are able to find employment in key sectors.  Also, implement and promote services for people with a disability, advocating the merits of the organisation in a positive manner at all times.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven candidate with a proven track record of successfully undertaking a similar role and demonstrable experience of interacting and interviewing clients with disabilities, their families and carers.  You must be prepared to travel and work in different locations across the region.

To download the preson specification, please follow the link here: Stakeholder Engagement Officer JDPS_April2021FINAL

Candidates must have a good general standard of Education, an English Language qualification and be Computer Literate.  Information Advice and Guidance Level 4 and an understanding of the Social Model of Disability is desirable.

Further roles:

The Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme (of which DRC is the lead agency in the Yardley Constituency and is working in partnership with Age UK Birmingham to oversee and coordinate the project) is looking for a Chair and Vice Chair to join their Steering Group (voluntary roles). Click on the links below to read the person specifications:

Chair

Vice Chair

To apply, please provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating how your skills and experience would add value to the steering group and meet the person specification.

Contact details:

Ambreen Khan, Service Manager – Employment, skills and Community Development

Email: akhan@disability.co.uk

Telephone: 030 30 40 20 40