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Working at BDF

Are you motivated and solutions-driven? Do you want to be part of changing the lives of disabled people?

We are Business Disability Forum. We are a small, friendly, and innovative-thinking, not-for-profit organisation that exists to increase the life chances of disabled people by working with business, Government, and disabled people. To do this effectively, we need the right people in our workforce.

Why work here?

You’ll be part of an organisation that exists to change people’s lives. “Rewarding work”, “stimulating”, and “feeling appreciated” are just some of the things our staff tell us they love about working at Business Disability Forum. We believe we offer great staff benefits, including an Employee Assistance Service (including access to counselling and other wellbeing services), private health insurance, life insurance and permanent health insurance, plus a 5 per cent workplace pension contribution.

An inclusive workplace

Disability and people inclusion are central to why we exist. It’s who we are. We believe every individual should be given the opportunity to thrive and be their best without barriers in their way, and we want this for our own staff as well. While we rely less on ‘counting’ diversity profiles and we instead want to ensure everyone can work and develop in the ways that are best for them, over 60 per cent of our staff have told us they have a disability or long-term condition.

Read and hear from some of our staff who manage a disability or condition while working here:

Current vacancies

Business Disability Forum is recruiting for three roles:

How to apply

Applications for all roles should be by CV with a supporting statement of up to 400 words. Your supporting statement should explain why you think you are suitable for the role you are applying for. Applications should be addressed to: Barnaby Powell, HR & Office Manager, Business Disability Forum, Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NY.

If you are submitting your application by email please email Barnaby at barnabyp@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk

The timetables for the Advice & Information Coach & Senior Advice & Information Coach are:

  • Closing date for applications: 24 November 2019.
  • First interviews are planned for the week commencing 25 November 2019

  • Second interviews are likely to take place in the week commencing 2 December 2019.

The timetable for the Senior Business Disability Partner is:

  • Closing date for applications: 1 December 2019.
  • First interviews are planned for the week commencing 2 December 2019
  • Second interviews are likely to take place in the week commencing 9 December 2019

Work experience/Voluntary Internship

BDF are looking for a work experience/voluntary intern to come in and help us with our Global Taskforce.

The work experience/voluntary intern will be carrying out research for BDF’s Global Taskforce as it seeks to improve the lives of people with disabilities around the world by equipping multinational organisation’s to recruit and retain employees with disabilities and service disabled customers.

A full briefing can be downloaded here.

As over the next 14 months BDF will develop a set of four briefings tailored for global organisation’s on the following topics:

  • Developing a global approach to making workplace adjustments
  • Gathering data about disability
  • Disability and global mobility
  • Developing a global approach to accessible built environments

Timing:

We envisage that the research will take up to four weeks to carry out and can be carried out between now and the end of January 2020.

This is an unpaid role but BDF will pay expenses for travelling in to our office (TFL zones 1-6) and a lunch allowance.

The voluntary internship will be supervised by Brendan Roach

To express an interest please submit a CV and a supporting statement, of up to 400 words, detailing why you think you would be suitable to Barnaby Powell, HR & Office Manager, Business Disability Forum, Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NY.

If you are submitting your expression of interest by email please do so to barnabyp@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk

  • Closing date for express of interest: 17 November 2019

We strive to ensure all of our information, products, and services are accessible to and useable by everyone. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please get in touch with Barnaby Powell (HR and Facilities Manager) by emailing barnabyp@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk or by telephone on 020-7403-3020. 

When we are recruiting, disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Get in touch

If you have questions or would like any application related information in a different way, please get in touch with us:

Email hr@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk

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