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Coronavirus update

The Job Shop has now opened all of our offices to continue to provide further support for our residents.

Some of our service processes have changed now that we are open, so please read the client briefing below before you book or attend your appointment.

Our office space and staff capacity will be limited so this means that you may not always be able to walk into our offices to book an appointment.

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

    Job Shop client briefing

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, some of our procedures and how we support you have changed. Please read these changes before attending your appointment and contact us if you have any questions.

    All clients must follow these measures:

    • you must bring any required ID if you are attending a registration appointment and have not already sent ID to our staff prior to your appointment. Failure to bring all ID will lead to the appointment being rebooked. The required ID are; Passport / UK Birth Certificate, proof of address dated in the last 6 months, and proof of National Insurance Number. Also, any Right to Work documents or VISAs will need to be provided
    • you must wear a face covering when entering the building or when entering the Job Shop office and when moving around the building. Failure to wear a mask may stop you from being allowed into the building or office. If you are exempt due to a health conditions, you will not be expected to wear a mask. You may be asked to remove your face covering by police officers and staff for identification
    • you may have to queue and will be asked by a member of staff for your name and appointment details to be allowed into the building. If you are running late you will need to call your advisor or our reception as the appointment may then need to be rebooked
    • you should go straight to the Job Shop office, do not walk around the building without prior approval
    • please do not arrive any earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment as you may be turned away and asked to come back at your appointment time, this gives us enough time to ensure the office is cleaned before your arrival
    • you will not be allowed into the building if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, including a continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste / smell. You may also be asked to leave the building if you start showing any symptoms during your appointment or if other staff or residents are showing symptoms. Information on symptoms and how to book a test
    • we will not be allowing any other visitors to come into the building with you unless you have a social worker / carer that needs to accompany you. If any childcare cannot be arranged, you will need to rebook your appointment, choosing either a face-to-face appointment or a virtual appointment which will be over the phone or a video call
    • you may be asked to confirm that you will still be attending your appointment on the day of your meeting
    • you must follow our one-way systems within the building, staying on any 2 metre stickers/markings when queuing and keeping 2 metre distance from other customers or staff where possible

    Other information:

    • you will be signed in at the reception desk by a staff member and then collected by your broker. Your broker will also escort you out once your appointment has finished to ensure you are signed out.
    • you may at any point be asked to provide your details to support the NHS Test and Trace scheme. This information will only be used where necessary to help stop the spread of COVID-19 
    • your appointment with the Job Shop broker will take place behind a Perspex screen and they may be wearing a face mask or shield and gloves
    • please bring your own pen for signing paperwork and do not bring any belongings / shopping into the building that are not essential to your appointment
    • no food or open drinks (bottles only) will be allowed within the Job Shop offices and you will be asked to dispose of these / put them away before your appointment
    • appointments are only available between 10am and 3.30pm until further notice
    • there will be sanitising stations around the building and the Job Shop office, please use these for the safety of yourself and others when entering and exiting the office / building
    • public toilets will be available but will only have 1 or 2 person capacity and may be unavailable due to cleaning. Posters will be displayed to indicate this
    • any aggressive or violent behaviour towards staff or other customers will not be tolerated and you will be removed from the building

    Job Shop Client Briefing (PDF, 144KB)

    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 - 26 October 2020

    The Job Shop’s current vacancies:

    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 2 November 2020

    D120 Kitchen Assistant (PDF, 126KB)
    Dagenham. £8.72 per hour. Part-time.
    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    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 2 November 2020.

    D132 Cleaning Operatives (PDF, 120KB) 
    Salary £11.04 per hour. Part-time, Permanent, 45 weeks per annum.
    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    Person Specification:

    • cleaning - 2 years (required)
    • experience undertaking a range of cleaning duties
    • some knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations relevant to cleaning equipment and cleaning materials
    • ability to work effectively and supportively as part of a team
    • good communication skills
    • driving license (preferred)

    D137 Sales & Lettings Negotiator (PDF, 97KB) 
    Manor Park. £21,000 per annum plus commission. 5 days a week - 10am to 6pm.
    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    D139 Passenger Escort / Assistant - Barking & Dagenham areas

    Adecco are currently looking for several passenger assistants to assist the transportation of vulnerable adults or children during term times to and from school / college.

    The shifts will be split into Morning and Afternoon based in the Barking and Dagenham area. Hours per shift will vary depending on the adults or child’s need. But the hours will be around school times so ensuring adults/children are at school / college for an 8.45am start and assisting them getting home from school from 3pm onwards.

    Applicants do not need to be car drivers.

    All applicants must hold a DBS or be willing to apply for one prior to commencing the role.

    Pay rate is £10.75 per hour. Applicants do not need to have any experience but be happy to support people with additional needs.
    Closing date - Looking for people to start this week but they must have a current DBS.

    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 2 November 2020.

    D141 Level 3 Nursery Practitioners x2 (PDF, 110KB) 
    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    D148 Security Officers

    Dagenham Heathway Mall. Predominately nights but some days. 
    £9.75 nights/days. 48 hours per week. Night shift 7pm to 7am. Day Shift - staggered (discussed at interview). Holding a CCTV badge/First aid qualification an advantage but not essential. Must have minimum DS badge.
    Must have 5 year checkable work history, there must be no breaks in work history, if so, must be clearly shown on CV e.g signing on, housewife/husband but must be clearly stated with correct dates.
    DBS done by the company. Onsite training will be given
    Must be smart and presentable.
    Must have a good telephone manner and speak fluent/clear English as would need to be communicating with police officers, council and other key workers.
    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    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 2 November 2020.

    D161 Recruitment Consultant

    Upminster. £18,000 - £20,000 dependent on experience. 7.30am to 5pm.
    Recruitment experience ideal however would consider someone with sales experience.

    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    D162 Production Packers

    Barking. £8.72 per hour. Shift patterns are 4 days on, 4 days off from 7am to 6pm and will include weekends and bank holidays. Full Time 7am to 6pm.
    At the moment this role is only being offered on a fix term bases of 6 months, however there could be potential of a permanent contract at the end of the contract - this will obviously be based upon performance, attitude and attendance. Looking to start candidates asap - within a week if possible.

    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    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.

    Looking for some warehouse experience. Must be physically fit.

    This is near public transport links, parking available for those who can drive. 12 weeks working via Adecco then if working well will become a permanent employee.

    Working on a pallet construction line, fixing and reinforcing pallets to be sold. Will be trained up on all different stations in the warehouse to ensure that at the end of the 12 weeks you know all the stations safely and correctly. Fork lift training will also be offered.


    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 2 November 2020.

    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 2 November 2020.

    D59 Carers

    Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham. £8.21 to £10.50. Zero hour contact. Training provided.
    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.

    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 2 November 2020.

    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 2 November 2020.

    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 2 November 2020.

    C169 Domiciliary Care Worker

    Barking and Dagenham. Minimum 20 hours. Monday to Sunday, Days and nights. £8.71 per hour. DBS funded by employer. Training Provided.
    Closing date - Monday 2 November 2020.


    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.

    Business Apprenticeship – Business Support Apprentice
    Apprenticeship wage £19,253

    Environmental Enforcement Officer
    £30,930 - £32,637 (SO2)

    Housing Enforcement Officer
    £33,945 - £36,711 (PO2)

    Occupational Therapist
    £36,711 - £39,774 (PO3)

    Performance & PMO Analyst
    £39,774 - £42,681 (PO4)

    Senior Compliance Officer
    £33,945 - £36,711 (PO2)

    Volunteer Coordinator
    £32,430 - £34,794 (PO1)


    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


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      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.

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      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.

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      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)

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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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