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Coronavirus update

The Job Shop has now re-opened all of our services and offices to continue to provide further support for our residents by appointments only due to continuing social distancing measures.

If you are interested in joining the Job Shop service, please complete our online registration form below.

For further information please contact us by by email at barkingjobshop@lbbd.gov.uk or phone 020 8724 8870.


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

    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.

    Our vacancies


    E87 - 16hr Childcare Practitioner

    Dagenham
    Monday to Friday 12pm to 3pm and one day 11am to 3pm
    Level 3 Qualified in Childcare
    Salary is £8.91 per hour

    Experience and knowledge of the EYFS essential.  

    Job description discussed on interview which will include working as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment which all children can play, develop and learn. 

    To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents. To ensure the safety and well being of the children and to undertake a key person role for a group of children.   

    E87 – 27.5hr Childcare Practitioner

    Dagenham
    Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm
    Level 3 Qualified in Childcare
    Salary is £8.91 per hour

    Experience and knowledge of the EYFS essential.  

    Job description discussed on interview which will include working as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment which all children can play, develop and learn. 

    To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents. To ensure the safety and well being of the children and to undertake a key person role for a group of children. 

    Closing Date: 19 July 2021

    E70 – Sales and Lettings Manager

    Dagenham
    £17,000 – 19000 Basic Salary, £40,000+ OTE, Petrol Car Allowance Provided

    See Sales and Lettings manager job description (Word, 170KB)

    Closing Date: Monday 26 July 2021

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

    Leytonstone
    £10
    Thursday & Friday only
    8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm TBC which at interview
    DBS required

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    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 the following:

    Underground Stratford + 10-minute bus ride

    Underground Leytonstone & Overground Leyton – walking distance to nursery

    Forest Gate station is close by also.

    Closing Date: 19 July 2021

    E32 – Care Assistant

    Night Shift 10pm to 7am
    Pay: £8.72 per hour
    Hour: FT
    Working pattern:  5 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 would need to complete application form attached.

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    E35 - Care Co-ordinator

    Essex
    £18, 500
    Full Time
    Essential - Care experience at least 2 years, a driver, proactive, and able to work under pressure.

    Closing Date: Monday 26 July 2021

    FRA Carpenters/Multi trades operatives

    Kitchen/Bathroom Fitter
    Wet Room
    Plumbers
    All paid £18 per PAYE

    Painter/Decorator £16 per hour PAYE

    Gas Fitter £20 per hour PAYE

    ALL CANDIDATES MUST DRIVE – ALL CANDIDATES MUST HAVE PREVIOUS SOCIAL HOUSING EXPERIENCE AND THIS MUST BE CLEAR ON THEIR CV

    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

    E22 – Care Assistant – Car Drivers ONLY

    Barking & Dagenham Area
    Rate: 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 min of 1 year experience

    Closing date – ongoing

    E18 - Care Assistant

    Chadwell Heath
    £8.72Monday to Sunday
    Times TBC
    DBS required

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    E5 – Playworker – Dagenham, RM8

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

    Duties:

    • 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
    • have experience working in a setting with children aged 4 to 11 years
    • have knowledge of the EYFS
    • 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 organizing creative activities for children
    • be able to work as part of a team
    • have relevant trainings e.g. Safeguarding training and Paediatric training
    • have recent DBS Check. This can be arranged by employer at the cost of the candidate.

    Closing Date: Monday 26 July 2021

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

    Residential Project Worker's
    Location: Ilford, East London
    Contract Type: As & When (0 hour)
    Hours: As required/ casual – flexible and can work around your availability. Shift work including weekends and sleep-ins

    Salary: £11.79ph (time and half for Bank Holidays)

    Closing Date: Monday 26 July 2021

    About the charity: 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.

    Residential Safer Night Project Worker's

    Location: Ilford, East London
    Contract Type: As & When (0 hour)
    Hours: As required/ casual – flexible and can work around your availability. Shift work overnight including weekends

    Salary: £11.79ph (time and half for Bank Holidays)

    Closing Date: Monday 26th July 2021

    About the charity: 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.

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

    They 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.

    Closing Date: Monday 26 July 2021

    D65 - Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

    London
    £30,000 pa (Includes London weighting)
    FULL-TIME: 40 hrs per week (Incl. weekends) 
    Shift rota basis

    See Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship job description (PDF, 150KB)

    Closing Date: Ongoing


    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.

    Construction Team

    Email: Construction@lbbd.gov.uk
    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.

      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?
      What sector of work are you looking for?

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