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Coronavirus update

We have made the decision to temporarily close all our Job Shop locations. The safety and welfare of our residents is our number one priority and this follows the recent UK government advice to practice social distancing. 

We will be offering our service remotely to our existing clients and those that would like to sign up for support. As the shops are closed we will not be holding any face-to-face appointments and therefore only supporting residents over email, telephone calls and Skype.

If you are interested in registering with our service please complete the online form below and you will be contacted by one of our staff members with the next steps. Alternatively please call our reception for further support or you can be referred to our service by another service provider within the council.

Our teams will be working hard to continue to support residents during this time and look at new and better ways to work with our residents. We will be updating our website regularly with any news and keep residents informed about any changes to the service.

Thank you and stay safe.


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

    Current vacancies

    The Job Shop’s current vacancies:

    Live vacancies - 10 August 2020 (PDF, 214KB)

    D57 A day in the life of a carer (PDF, 74KB)

    D65 Met Police vacancies information (PDF, 211KB)

    D82 Care Assistant job description (PDF, 132KB)

    D84 Nursery Deputy Manager (PDF, 88KB)

    D90 Youth Worker (PDF, 143KB)

    D91 Domiciliary Care Worker (PDF, 108KB)

    D94 Income Recovery Officer Job description (PDF, 108KB)

    D96 Tenancy Audit Officer Job description (PDF, 203KB)

    D109 Dental Nurse Apprentices (PDF, 140KB) 

    D112 Business Support Officer (PDF, 177KB) 

    D115 Sheltered Officer (PDF, 125KB) 

    D116 Challenge Officer (PDF, 298KB) 

    D117 Car Rental Sales Agent (PDF, 83KB) 

    D118 Receptionist Admin (PDF, 101KB) 

    D113 Repairs Maintenance Service Business Officer (PDF, 111KB) 

    D120 Kitchen Assistant (PDF, 126KB) 

    D122 Part Time Sales Assistant (PDF, 157KB) 

    D125 Driver Support workers and Night Support workers (PDF, 110KB) 


    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.

    Job shops

    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

    You must bring ID to a walk-in session or 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)


    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

    European social fund

    Part funded by European Union’s European Social Fund. Investing in jobs and skills.

    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 would you prefer?
    What sector of work are you looking for?

    By clicking the submit button, you agree to the information you provide on this form being processed in line with our data protection policy.