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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 - 11 January 2021

    The Job Shop’s current vacancies:

    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 &/or night shifts or want to earn extra income then email vacancies@lbbd.gov.uk.

    Closing date - Tuesday 19 January 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 - Tuesday 19 January 2021.

    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 18 January 2021.

    D120 Kitchen Assistant (PDF, 126KB)
    Dagenham. £8.72 per hour. Part-time.
    Closing date - Monday 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 2021.

    D159 Recycling Operative

    Dagenham. £8.72 per hour. 6am to 3pm or 3pm to 12am. Temporary, but could lead to permanent for the right candidates. Requirements:

    • picking and separating material from a moving conveyer belt
    • general cleaning and tidying of the area
    • steel toe cap boots, and a Hi-vis
    • able to work quickly of own initiative

    Closing date - Monday 18 January 2021.

    D164 Warehouse Operative

    South Ockendon. £9.16 per hour for all shift times. Temporary to permanent. Full-time role. Employees work one week 6am to 2pm, the following week 2pm to 10pm (there is no movement on this, must be able to do both shifts, alternative weeks). Or can work night shift permanently 10pm to 6am.

    Closing date - Monday 18 January 2021.

    D193 Full Time Office Assistant - Hatton Garden, London

    £20 - 23k per annum. 9am to 5pm (depending on workload) and occasional Saturday working

    A great opportunity to work for this established jewellery company.

    You will need to be flexible to work in the main in the Hatton Garden site but also to occasionally work at their Romford base.

    The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check.

    Essential skills:

    • excellent IT skills - able to competently operate all word packages including Excel and Word
    • a minimum of 1 year’s administration experience
    • clear, professional speaking voice
    • fully conversant with social media packages including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
    • ideally retail jewellery experience or at least 2 years high end retail experience
    • able to multi-task and meet deadlines
    • good attention to detail

    Closing date - Monday 18 January 2021.

    D194 Cleaners - via Adecco - Havering area

    Immediate starts. £8.72 per hour.   

    Option 1. Monday, Thursday Friday 6am-8am. 6 hours per week.
    Option 2. Moday to Friday 6am to 9am. 3 hours per day. 15 hours per week.
    Option 3. Romford. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 hours per day 7.30am - 6.30pm with 1 hour for lunch to be taken between 12pm and 2pm. Sunday 8.30am - 3.30pm with 1 hour for lunch to be taken between 12pm and 2pm. These hours will be on a rota, so one week it will be Wednesday and Saturday in which case they will do 20 hours, and the next week it will be Friday and Sunday and in this case they will do 16 hours.

    Closing date - Monday 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 2021.

    E1 Customer Service Adviser

    £19,000 Per Annum, Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm. Buzzard Creek Industrial Estate, IG11

    Candidates will be dealing with orders, delivery issues and general customer service queries.

    Candidate must be confident, calm and professional. Dealing with inbound queries from customers (including organisations) via email or phone. Excellent Telephone Manner. Good IT skills.

    Closing date: 18th January 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 18 January 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 18 January 2021.

    D59 Carers

    Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham. £8.21 to £10.50. Zero hour contact. Training provided.
    Closing date - Monday 18 January 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 18 January 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 - ongoing.

    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 18 January 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 18 January 2021.

     


    LBBD Council vacancies

    If you are interested in applying for any of the following LBBD council roles, please follow the link which takes you to the councils website and vacancies page. There you can find more information and how to apply. Please note a personal statement will be required when applying for any of these council roles.

    Diversity Strategy Manager
    Full time. Permanent. Fixed term (including secondments)

    Enforcement Agent
    Full time. Permanent

    Principal Performance Officer
    Full time. Permanent. Fixed term (including secondments)

    Service Accountant
    Full time. Permanent

    Social Worker - Adults Mental Health
    Full time. Permanent

    Social Worker - Corporate Parenting
    Full Time. Permanent.

    Social Worker - Fostering
    Full Time. Permanent.

    Social Worker - Life Planning (Childrens)
    Full Time. Permanent.

     

    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

      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.

      Register with Barking and Dagenham jobs shops

      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.
      Your name
      Do you live in Barking and Dagenham?
      Your postcode
      Do you have the right to work in the UK?
      What method of appointment best suits your needs?
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