We have pulled together information from many different sources into one place. Here you will find links to external websites which list vacancies for paid work.
Don't forget to check out the other resources on our Disability Employment Information page if you want more advice and guidance on the support you can receive in work and how being in paid employment may affect your benefits.
Good luck with your job search!
Bedford Borough Council Vacancies
You can view all of the vacancies in Bedford Borough Council by clicking here
Jobs Hub weekly vacancy email bulletin
Bedford Borough Jobs Hub has a weekly email bulletin which includes local job vacancies. To sign up to join this mailing list and receive the weekly email bulletin click here
Disability Employment Advisors
A Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) at your local Jobcentre can help you find a job or gain new skills and tell you about disability friendly employers in your area.
They can also refer you to a specialist work psychologist, if appropriate, or carry out an ‘employment assessment’, asking you about:
- your skills and experience
- what kind of roles you’re interested in
To find out more about disability employment advisor click here
Disability Confident Employers
The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.
The Government publishes a list of all organisations who have signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This might help you with identifying which employers are already aware of how to support an employee with a disability.
To view the list of disability confident employers then click here
Evenbreak list of vacancies
Evenbreak is a job search website where employers who are committed to looking beyond a candidates disability can advertise their vacancies.
The employers who advertise on Evenbreak are actively aiming to attract disabled candidates and the registered candidates (somewhere in the region of 33,000 at the time of writing) want to work for inclusive companies.
To view the list of vacancies click here
Whistl guaranteed interview scheme
Whistl have partnered with Instep training to offer a 5 day online level 2 training course in 'Principles of Warehouse & Storage'. This is free to anyone aged 19 year or older who is currently unemployed. Whistl has guaranteed an interview to everyone who successfully completes the training.
For more information or to apply email: AEBacademy@instepuk.com .
Personal Assistant Vacancies
Personal Assistants (PA’s) are employed to assist children/young people who need support with health or social care and provide extra support to the parent/guardian. Every child is different and so are their needs, PA support can vary from working with a child with Autism to sensory loss to behavior issues to being physically disabled so each child needs to be supported in their unique way.
Personal Assistants supporting children are usually employed by the parent/guardian/carer of the child who is in receipt of Direct Payments, and are employed by Bedford Borough Council. You are entitled to the same employee rights as any other employee, such as paid holidays.
PA’s are not employed by Bedford Borough Council
Having a disability yourself is no barrier to becoming a personal assistant and in fact many families may see this as a positive as it will provide a good role model for their own child with a disability.
To find out more click here
Jobsite list of vacancies
Job site offers jobseekers the chance to search, view and apply for over 280,000 live job adverts, in any industry, across the whole of the UK.
To view the current vacancies for Bedford on their site click here
To view the latest vacancies for the Bedford area on Indeed then click here
CV Library vacancies
To view the latest vacancies advertised on CV Library for the Bedford area then click here