A real-world training and work experience programme to support employment into digital careers
At BuDS we are assembling a team of volunteers to rebuild the Bucks Workability website. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to complete the work and improve their employment prospects.
As volunteers on this project, our aim is to provide a sought-after opportunity which will equip you to work in the modern workplace and demonstrate a number of highly demanded work skills; giving you an edge in your future job hunting.
Uniquely for a back to work project, we will be using new collaborative technology to empower people to connect, organise and work together flexibly. You will be free to contribute at different levels and on different tasks as you choose, giving you the opportunity to develop skills in areas that you are best suited to.
BucksWorkability is a collaboration between 34 organisations compromising charities, local government authorities and other agencies in Buckinghamshire which support disabled people back to work. BuDS hosts and runs its website – www.bucksworkability.com
The website was created to support employment of disabled people by providing information for employers, employment support professionals and disabled job seekers. By joining this project you will be able to shape how the website meets it’s objective.
· An interest in IT with a working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office.
· Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a wide variety of people including disabled people with impairments of all types.
· Understanding and appreciation of the Social Model of disability – see https://buds.org.uk/the-social-model-of-disability/
· We also look for participants who have an interest in design, research, project management or copywriting, and would like the opportunity to build on their skills and knowledge.
· Preference will be given to those with a desire to progress into employment who currently face a barrier such as a disability.
How will it affect my benefits?
Buckinghamshire Disability Service is registered with the DWP meaning taking part in the programme will not affect benefits.
Can you supply a laptop?
Participants can use computers in our Aylesbury office. In certain circumstances we may be able to supply a laptop.
Can you pay travel expenses?
Yes- participant travel expenses and other reasonable expenses are covered.
Is the office accessible?
Our office is fully accessible for disabled people. Located in the centre of Aylesbury next to Judges Lodgings.
Can you provide references?
Yes we are happy to provide references for people who have taken part in the project.
For more information please contact:
Michael Broadley – Project Co-ordinator,