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Coronavirus update

Due to the imposed lockdown, all our offices are currently closed, and the Job Shop Services will be offering a full service via telephone and online platforms only.

If you are interested in joining the Job Shop service please complete our online registration form below or contact us by phone or email.


The Job Shop

The Job Shop is a free confidential information, advice and guidance service designed to assist you to get back into employment, to improve your skillset or potentially widen your career options.

You may be looking for work - after raising a family, caring for a family member, being made redundant, finding your first job or being long / short term unemployed, and in need of support and guidance.

The Job Shop provides the following support:

  • information, advice and guidance on a 1-1 basis and via virtual sessions
  • better off calculations and in work benefit advice
  • support in removing barriers to employment e.g. childcare responsibilities
  • education and training assessments and referral to relevant provision
  • access to specific IT application training – Microsoft Teams
  • setting short and long-term employment focussed goals
  • CV and covering letter reparation
  • application form filling and Personal Statement guidance
  • Interview techniques / mock interviews
  • use of computers with Internet access for job searching - appointment based only
  • telephone, photocopying and scanning facilities - appointment based only
  • dedicated apprenticeship and construction teams
  • dedicated support for council tenants
  • dedicated employer engagement team, working with local employers to provide residents with local opportunities 
  • in-work support package

If you're looking for work, we'd like to help you

    Eligibility criteria

    You must bring ID to a booked registration appointment:

    • passport / Birth Certificate / Visa if required
    • proof of address (dated within the last 3 months)
    • proof of NI Number (must be on a formal document)

    To be able to register with the Job Shop you must: 

    • have the right to work
    • be aged 16 years and over 
    • live within Barking and Dagenham (unless registering with the Construction Team)

    Current vacancies 

    If you would like to apply please email vacancies@lbbd.gov.uk with the job you are interested in. For more support and further opportunities, you can also register with our service using the online form below.

    Live vacancies - 19 April 2021


    A well-known children’s charity has 2 vacancies to join their team for both day and night working:

    Residential Project Workers

    Ilford, £11.79 per hour (time and half for Bank Holidays). As and when (0 hour). Hours as required/ casual - flexible and can work around your availability. Shift work including weekends and sleep-ins.

    An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

    Our charity believes that no matter who they are, what they’ve been through or what they’ve done every child has the right to fulfil their potential. Our residential care homes support children with a learning or physical disability &/or additional challenges, including Autism, using the Social Pedagogy model.

    Our child-centred residential environments support our children to feel safe, happy and nurtured to develop their independence and life skills both within the home and out in the wider community.

    We are also committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications from male candidates as they are under-represented within our projects.

    If you are interested, want to grow your experience, can work day and/or night shifts or want to earn extra income then email vacancies@lbbd.gov.uk.

    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    Residential Safer Night Project Workers

    Ilford, £11.79 per hour (time and half for Bank Holidays). As and when (0 hour). Hours as required/ casual - flexible and can work around your availability. Shift work including weekends and sleep-ins.

    An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

    Our charity believes that no matter who they are, what they’ve been through or what they’ve done every child has the right to fulfil their potential. Our residential care homes support children with a learning or physical disability &/or additional challenges, including Autism, using the Social Pedagogy model.

    Our child-centred residential environments support our children to feel safe, happy and nurtured to develop their independence and life skills both within the home and out in the wider community.

    We are also committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications from male candidates as they are under-represented within our projects.

    If you are interested, want to grow your experience, can work day &/or night shifts or want to earn extra income then email vacancies@lbbd.gov.uk.

    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.


    FRA Carpenters
    Carpenters/Multi trades operatives
    Kitchen/Bathroom Fitter
    Wet Room
    Plumbers

    All £18 per hour PAYE.

    Painter/Decorator

    £16.00 per hour PAYE

    Gas Fitter

    £20 per hour PAYE

    All candidates must drive and have previous social housing experience.
    The roles are full-time, various hours, various contracts - employer will discuss roles with clients who have one or more of the following skills/experiences.

    Closing date - ongoing.


    D65 Met Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

    London. £30,000 per annum (Includes London weighting). Full time - 40 hrs per week (Including weekends). Shift rota basis.
    Closing date - Ongoing.
    Please note: This vacancy is currently on hold, however the employer is still accepting CVs in order to make potential applicants aware of the pathways available to them and they can still register their interest on the MET careers website. The pipeline should reopen early 2021 and anyone that is registered will be given priority over applicants that apply after the pipeline reopens.

    D65 Met Police vacancies information (PDF, 211KB)
    Video - Become a Police Officer

    D65 Met Police Degree Holder Entry Programme

    London. £31,020 per annum (Includes London weighting). Full time - 40 hours per week (Including weekends). Shift rota basis.
    Closing date - Ongoing
    Please note: This vacancy is currently on hold, however the employer is still accepting CVs in order to make potential applicants aware of the pathways available to them and they can still register their interest on the MET careers website. The pipeline should reopen early 2021 and anyone that is registered will be given priority over applicants that apply after the pipeline reopens.

    D65 Met Police vacancies information (PDF, 211KB)
    Video - Become a Police Officer

    D83 Housekeeping Assistant (Care Home)

    Dagenham. £NMW. Varied Hours, discussed at interview. This role is bank. Must already have a DBS. No experience necessary, training provided.
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D125 Driver Support workers and Night Support workers (PDF, 110KB) 
    Dagenham, Romford, Chingford and South Woodford. £9.00 per hour. Full-time.
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D140 Shutter Carpenter

    Barking Riverside with Gears Group. Shuttering Carpenter £19.50 p/hr - 9.5 hours per day - 5 days per week. Blue CSCS required
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D202 - Degree Apprenticeship in commercial real estate

    Strictly for school leavers only (18/19 year olds)

    This is an ideal opportunity for a young person who is really interested in commercial real estate work to access a degree apprenticeship. The successful candidates will study one day per week with the University of Estate Management and 4 days at either their Bond Street office or St Pauls office. This is a 4 year degree studying real estate management and chartered surveyor qualification through RSCS in their final 2 years of study. 

    Starting salary is £17,000 with yearly increments to reach a final years salary of £33,500 plus £3,000 travel allowance on top.

    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D205 DBS Cleaners - Barking & Dagenham area

    15 hrs per week. £9.88 - £10.00 per hour. Monday to Friday only 5.30am to 8.30am. Ongoing work.

    Cleaning local properties and businesses to ensure Covid-Safe.

    To apply must have the following:

    • an Enhanced CRB/DBS dated within the last 2 years 
    • previous cleaning experience 
    • proactive attitude 

    Previous fogging experience would be advantageous (Fogging is using a disinfectant machine to spray the areas - a desirable skill not essential)

    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    E5 Playworker - Dagenham, RM8

    £8.72 per hour. After school hours from 3pm to 6pm - Drop off School is from 7am or 8am to 9am.

    To pick up children from schools and some times drop off to school. Sit down with children after school to support their play and learning. Plan creative activities and play with the children. Support children with their home-work.

    Interested Candidate:

    • Should have level 2 in Childcare or Equivalent
    • Should have experience working in a setting with children aged 4 to 11 years.
    • Should have knowledge of the EYFS
    • Should be enthusiastic in working with children aged 4 to 11 years
    • Be able to organize creative activities for children
    • Be able to use own initiative in planning and organising creative activities for children
    • Be able to work as part of a team.
    • Should have relevant trainings e.g. Safeguarding training and Paediatric training.
    • Should have recent DBS Check. This can be arranged by employer at the cost of the candidate.

    Closing date: Monday 3 May 2021.

    E18 Care Assistant - Chadwell Heath

    £8.72. Monday to Sunday. Times to be confirmed. DBS required.

    Closing Date: ongoing.

    E22 Care Assistant - Car drivers only

    Barking & Dagenham area. From £8.72 - Depending on experience. Shift Pattern: Various 7am to 3pm or 3.30pm to 10pm. Part or full-time work. Must have a minimum of 1 year experience.

    Closing date - ongoing.

    E24 Part-time Nursery Nurse L3 & E25 Part-time Nursery Nurse L2/3

    Leytonstone. £10.00. Thursday & Friday only, 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm TBC at interview. DBS required.

    A great opportunity for a Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse. This is an established nursery which has been running for over 30 years.  It is located with great transport links and has parking available. 

    This nursery is only open 47 weeks per year and staff are given paid holidays for 2 weeks in August and Christmas and a further week at Easter. 

    Experience is desirable but the qualification L3 is essential as you will be working with 2-year-olds.

    Face to face interviews can be arranged promptly for the right candidates so please contact me asap if you meet the above requirements.   There is ongoing training in this role and once established pay will be reviewed. 

    The nursery can be reached easily from:

    • Stratford station + 10-minute bus ride
    • Leytonstone (tube) & Leyton (overgound) - walking distance to nursery
    • Forest Gate station is also close by

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    E32 Care Assistant

    Full time. £8.72 per hour. Night Shift 10pm to 7am. Five days per week, must be willing to work alternate weekends.

    Experience required but qualifications not essential as training will be offered. The employer is willing to train the right person and will pay for the DBS but client would need to stay with them for 6 months otherwise would be liable to pay back costs. Clients will need to complete an application form.

    E32 Application form (DOCX, 39KB)

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    E35 Care Co-ordinator

    Essex. Full Time. £18, 500 per annum.

    Essential - Care experience at least 2 years, a driver, proactive, and able to work under pressure.

    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    E36 Driver Support Workers and Night Support Workers

    Full Time. Competitive pay rates, initial rate of £9 per hour.

    Local specialist centre for Young Adults and Adults with learning disabilities including Autism and other conditions with challenging behaviours are currently recruiting for a number of:

    • Driver Support Workers within the Dagenham, Romford and Chingford Units
    • Night Support Workers for our Supported Living Units currently in South Woodford and Chingford

    The services include a specialist day Centre, outreach, and supported living Units. Offering  a safe and friendly environment for our service users and employees as well as use TEACCH principles to help our service users communicate. Offer genuine career development opportunities for employees who want them and offer comprehensive training for all our employees.

    Person specification:

     

     

    • experience of providing care and support to young adults, and adults with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour
    • support service users with their support plans and other activities
    • have good oral and written communication skills
    • be computer literate
    • must hold NVQ Level 2/3 in Health & Social Care

    A valid UK Driving license held for at least 3 years is required of all Driver Support Workers applicants. For the night roles just need to be able to get to the centres in South Woodford and Chingford do not need to be a driver for the actual role.

    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    E46 Temporary Production Packers

    Barking. Full Time. £8.72 per hour. 7am to 6pm. Shift patterns are 4 days on 4 days off from 7am to 6pm and will include weekends and bank holidays

    Immediate start as this role is only required until 31 July 2021

    Candidates must complete and return an application form.

    E46 Temporary Production Packers (PDF, 80KB)

    E46 Application form (DOCX, 33KB)

    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.


    Care roles

    D56 Experienced Care Assistants

    Dagenham. £NMW. Bank staff but will have full time hours available. Must have 1 year of professional care experience. Must give 3 references. DBS Preferred
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D57 Domiciliary Carer (PDF, 74KB)
    Barking, Dagenham & Havering (Must be willing to travel). £8.50 per hour weekdays & £9 per hour weekends. If you have NVQ level 2 starting salary is £9.

    Flexi Shifts:

    • Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm
    • Monday to Friday 3pm to 10pm
    • Weekend shift 7am to 6 / 7pm

    Zero hour contract but can guarantee up to 30 hours a week if required. Experience desirable. DBS to be paid by client
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D59 Carers

    Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham. £8.21 to £10.50. Zero hour contact. Training provided.
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D80 Experienced Care Assistants

    Upminster. £NMW. Various hours / shifts available (including nights). Must have a minimum of 1 year of professional care experience. Must be able to provide 3 references. DBS funded by employer.
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D82 Care Assistants (PDF, 110KB)
    Romford. £21,000. Full time & part time. Shifts: 7am to 2.30pm and / or 3.30pm to 10pm.
    JD attached
    Closing Date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D88 Home Care Assistant

    Havering. £10 per hour. Flexible shifts / hours available. Drivers only, no experience necessary. DBS required, paid by the company conditional of a minimum of 6 months employment.
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

    D91 Domiciliary Care Worker (PDF, 108KB)
    Dagenham, Rush green, Romford and Gidea Park. £9.00 per hour. Part time. Must be willing to work variety of shifts between 7am and 10pm.
    Closing date - Monday 3 May 2021.

     


    LBBD council vacancies

    See current council vacancies and application information.

    Please note a personal statement will be required when applying for any of these council roles.

     

     

    Job Shop contacts

    Visit us at one of our job shops - here we can help you find a suitable job, prepare your CV, fill out applications and prepare for interviews.  You can register below or you're welcome to visit your local job shop.

    Barking Job Shop

    Ground Floor, Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking IG11 7NB.
    Tel: 020 8724 8870.

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Dagenham Job Shop

    First Floor, Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham RM10 9QS.
    Tel: 020 8724 8877.

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Adult College Job Shop (Construction Team)

    127 Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7PB
    Tel: 020 8227 2809.

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

      Volunteering

      To gain experience whilst looking for your next job, you can volunteer with us.

      Become a volunteer

      Computer and IT training courses

      We offer free online computer and IT training courses to all library members, presented in an easy-to-follow, quick-lesson format with step-by-step instructions.

      Join the library

      These courses are run by The Computer School. To start the free training you need to be a library member, and know your library card number.  

      Children's centres training and support

      If you're interested in working in our children's centres, we can offer you training and support.

      See what support is on offer

      Employer Engagement Team

      Employer Engagement Team

      The Employer Engagement Team offers a free, high quality recruitment service for employers. This team works within the Job Shop and has worked with hundreds of employers in all sectors, helping place thousands of people into work.

      The Employer Engagement Team recognises that employers may have specific requirements for recruiting new staff members to ensure the needs of the business are met. Our aim is to shortlist suitable candidates that meet your requirements before you receive their application.

      To achieve this, we provide a range of services including:

      • shortlisting suitable candidates that meet your requirements
      • advertising vacancies to a wide audience, 60,000 households in the borough
      • designing and delivering pre-employment training
      • access to a database of work ready clients
      • checking right to work documents
      • arranging recruitment events
      • impartial advice on apprenticeships
      • designing job descriptions

      Please email us at vacancies@lbbd.gov.uk or call 0208 227 2809, 020 8724 8870 or 0208 724 8877 and ask for the Employer Engagement Team for further support.

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      Fill out the form below and a member of your local job shop team will be in touch within 5 working days to talk through opportunities you might be interested in and how they can help.
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