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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 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 Kay Lane at the Disability Resource Centre by email to klane@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: Specialist Disability Advisor (Solihull)

Hours: FTE 36.5 hours per week

Salary: £22,462 – £24,799 per annum

Age UK Solihull is the lead partner of the Solihull Community Advice Hubs, part of the wider Solihull Community Wellbeing Service.  The newly redesigned Hubs located in North and South Solihull provide universal information and advice to all residents of the borough and carers of Solihull residents. Some services also include the needs of children including direct payments and benefits.

Following an initial review of the new service, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) and a new post of Specialist Disability Advice caseworker.

The post holder will be employed by the Disability Resource Centre and based in the Community Advice Hubs.  Home and community visits are a requirement of the post.  Regular attendance at DRC’s Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Birmingham B33 0LD is also required for team meetings, line management and supervision, advice, support and training.

The main duties of the role include:

  • Acting as DRC’s main point of contact for and to support the operational delivery of the Community Advice Hubs service in Solihull, ensuring compliance with the Care Act 2014.
  • Provision of a specialist information, advice and casework support service (including benefits and debt) for disabled people with physical and learning difficulties and those with long term conditions (adults and children) living in Solihull from locations that suit their individual needs, primarily the Community Advice Hubs but may also include Home Visits, Day Services, Hospitals and other Health and Social Care settings.
  • To deliver a service co-produced with Age UK Solihull, partners and service users.
  • To provide other functions as DRC’s representative in the Community Advice Hubs Team as dictated by demand.

For further written information please click the following link for the job description and person specification Specialist Disability Advice Caseworker Solihull, telephone Kay Lane on 03030402040 or visit DRC’s website www.disability.co.uk

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. The completed form should then be sent to:

Kay Lane at the Disability Resource Centre by email to klane@disability.co.uk or by post to Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD

Closing date for submissions: 11th October 2019

Interview date: TBC

Please note that the Disability Resource Centre is committed to equality and diversity.

 

Post:  Senior Fundraising Officer

Hours: Part time ( 25 Hours per week) Fixed Term Contract to 31/03/2021

Salary: NJC SCP 22 – 24, starting salary £26,317 pro rota per annum.

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is one of the leading disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

Our mission is ‘to build a sustainable business to empower disabled people to take control of their own lives and to actively seek out opportunities to achieve their full potential as individuals in mainstream society’.  This is at the heart of everything we do.

DRC has been successful in acquiring funding from Birmingham City Council to support their implementation of the  Neighbourhood Network Scheme which will enable the engagement with and investment in community assets.  This is for the purposes of supporting older people to connect to individuals, groups, organisations, activities, services and places in their neighbourhoods.  This approach is integral to the new community social work model and the overall investment by Adult Social Care in “Prevention First”.

Community assets are considered as any group, organisation, place, activity or service which can contribute to the following outcomes for citizens:

  • Social participation
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Maximised income
  • Living independently in their own homes
  • Carers feel more supported

On behalf of the Birmingham City Council’s Adult Social Care Directorate, DRC has been commissioned to deliver the outcomes in the Yardley Constituency including increasing the investment going in to the Constituency. We are therefore looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager that will work with community assets to increase their funding, sustainability and community offer that will ultimately enable the Directorate to achieve “Prevention First”.

The post holder will work with the wider NNS team, social work team, community assets, citizens and other stakeholders to develop an investment plan for the constituency based on community needs. The post holder will then work with stakeholders to implement the plan and increase the investment entering Yardley to maintain and develop a diverse and flourishing community offer for citizens.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven candidate with a proven track record in fundraising and developing successful fundraising plans, working with and developing community groups and networking and building partnerships. The ideal candidate will have an up to date working knowledge of the funds and funding available to community groups.

A commitment to equal opportunities, vulnerable adults and working with people with a disability and long term health conditions is essential. The successful candidate will be trained to ensure they have the required capabilities to deliver the programme’s objectives.

Candidates must hold a degree qualification or equivalent experience. A fundraising qualification and membership of the Institute of Fundraising are desirable.

For further information, please refer to the Senior Fundraising Officer NNS Job Description and Person Specification

Candidates are asked to submit an application form. Application packs can be downloaded from the DRC website www.disability.co.uk  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. The completed form should then be sent to:

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

Closing date for submissions: 11th October 2019

Interview date: TBC

Please note that the Disability Resource Centre is committed to equality and diversity.

Post: Energy Efficiency Advisor

Hours: 36.5  hours per week

Salary:  NJC SCP 14-15 – currently £22,462 to £22,911

Contract Terms: Fixed Term until 31/01/2021

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is one of the leading disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

Our mission is ‘to build a sustainable business to empower disabled people to take control of their own lives and to actively seek out opportunities to achieve their full potential as individuals in mainstream society’.  This is at the heart of everything we do.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking organisation to deliver our current energy efficiency programmes to support disabled people and their families to achieve a better state of economic wellbeing.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven candidate with a proven track record in providing information, advice and support to clients on fuel efficiency, income maximisation & general advice and guidance.

Candidates will be expected to complete a City and Guilds energy efficiency qualification during the course of this appointment if this is not held already.

For further information, please refer to the job description and person specification by following this link Energy Efficiency Advisor JDPS

Application Candidates are asked to submit an application form. packs can be downloaded from the DRC website www.disability.co.uk  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 Kay Lane at the Disability Resource Centre by email to klane@disability.co.uk or by post to Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD.

Interview date: TBC

Closing date for submissions: Friday 26th July 2019

Post: Trainee Energy Efficiency Advisor

Hours: 36.5  hours per week

Salary:  NJC SCP 1–2 currently £17,364 to £17,711

Contract Terms: Fixed Term until 31/01/2021

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is one of the leading disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

Our mission is ‘to build a sustainable business to empower disabled people to take control of their own lives and to actively seek out opportunities to achieve their full potential as individuals in mainstream society’.  This is at the heart of everything we do.

This is an exciting opportunity for a trainee to join our forward-thinking organisation to deliver our current energy efficiency programmes to support disabled people and their families to achieve a better state of economic wellbeing.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven candidate with experience of providing information, advice and support to clients.

The role will require the chosen individual to develop their skillset to develop their knowledge and specialise in the energy efficiency and income maximisation specialism.

For further information, please refer to the job description and person specification by following this link: Assistant Energy Efficiency Officer JDPS

Application Candidates are asked to submit an application form. packs can be downloaded from the DRC website www.disability.co.uk  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 Kay Lane at the Disability Resource Centre by email to klane@disability.co.uk or by post to Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD.

Interview date: TBC

Closing date for submissions: