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 swalker@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

Post: Assistant Caseworker and Researcher – 12 Month ContractHours: 30 hours per week

Salary: FTE salary being £18,933 per annum

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to assist the Information, Advice and Guidance team to support clients in achieving a better state of wellbeing as well as conduct Focus groups and telephone research and provide a platform for disabled people and their families to highlight their needs in such challenging times.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced caseworker to provide effective and efficient person-centred casework support within our Information and Advice team. Candidates should have relevant experience of working with complex cases, possess a Level 2 in Information, Advice and Guidance, sound knowledge and understanding of third sector disability issues and welfare entitlements as well as good working knowledge of IT including MS Office and data management.

To download the full person specification, please follow the link here: Assistant Caseworker and Researcher JDPS_April 2021

Manager – Risk Quality and Compliance28 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 and experienced individual to lead, manage and support the organisation’s risk, quality and compliance functions reporting to the Chief Executive.

Candidates should have experience of working at management level in a related area; possess a good knowledge and understanding of GDPR legislation; quality assurance frameworks and quality standards; together with risk management frameworks and processes.

To download the full person specification, follow the link here: Manager – Risk Quality and Compliance – JDPS – May 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.