Employment is an important part of life for so many reasons. Given the right support, people with a learning difficulty can be an asset in the workplace and make a net contribution to society. Our innovative employment programme is aimed at 16-25 year olds with a learning difficulty ensuring that they get the same opportunities as everyone else.


  Employment is an important part of life for so many reasons. Firstly, it is how most of us earn a living but it is often how we define ourselves and what gives us our sense of self worth. Many of us make friends and even meet our life partners at work. Find out how we work with young people with learning difficulties and with employers

For job seekers

  Are you between 16 and 25? Do you have a learning difficulty? Would you like to develop your skills? Would you like support to make interviews and job roles more accessible to you? Less than 8% of people with a learning difficulty are in paid employment. The disadvantage can start early on with people having low expectations of their skills and ability to learn. Recruitment procedures can exclude people with learning difficulties - sometimes the skills you need to get through an interview are more difficult than the job itself. Often those people that do get offered a job or a work trial are not given the right support to show off their talents. Contact Colin on 8530 to talk about the opportunities at HAFAD. HAFAD is not currently offering employment support to other disabled people. We can point you in the direction of other providers. Please call 020 7471 8530 for more information.

For employers

We can assist employers to diversify their workforce and support their corporate social responsibility. Market Leaders GSK said “ “. Many businesses want to employ more disabled people but find that disabled candidates do not apply or do not make it through the recruitment process. HAFAD uses tested models of job coaching and training for managers to ensure that candidates have the skills you need and managers have the confidence to support them. Our team can provide:
  • Information and advice on how the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 affects your business.
  • Support businesses to recruit talent they are unable to reach
  • Identify specific systematic tailored job roles that meet the demands of your business.
  • Employment law advice with regards to learning disabilities.
  • Information on accessible selection methods and techniques (application forms, tests, interviews)
  • Information on the Business Case and benefits of employing disabled people.
  • Training in management of people with learning disabilities/difficulties.
  • Support to ensure each candidate can achieve your industry standards: travel training, job coaching, etc.
  • Regular monitoring and follow up of employees
  • Lever in government funding for adapted equipment or ongoing support.
In our experience getting the recruitment, training and retention of disabled people is long term investment in your business. Disabled employees are hard working, committed and reliable. The other benefits to your business include:
  • Promoting your commitment to diversity.
  • Developing and supporting your company’s values
  • Developing the skills of your workforce and management
  • Improving performance and retention in high turnover positions
  • Raising your company profile

Recruitment for Administration Officer – Employment Services

We are looking for a part time experienced Administration Officer, someone with a real passion for organisation, excellent communication skills, top notch IT skills (particularly Microsoft Office) and a

Recruitment -Supported Employment Coordinator

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, with a thorough understanding of the social model of disability and high expectations of people with learning disabilities. You will

Recruitment – Employment Project Coordinator

We are looking for someone to coordinate the delivery of a pilot follow-on support service for 36 young Disabled people across our West London Supported Internship projects, supporting them

Recruiting – Assistant Employment Manager

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Manager (Employment Services) with a proven track record of overseeing and delivering successful supported internship programs to head up our four sites

Disability Work and Skills Event

Supporting adults with disabilities to access employment, education and training, voluntary opportunities and work experience. • Want to learn a new skill? • Looking for apprenticeships, internships or work?

Recruiting for a 1-1 Job Coach

We are recruiting for a Job Coach to provide coaching, support and guidance to an Intern with behavioural/emotional and learning disabilities and (17-25) within their work placements. You will support

Recruiting – Employment Assistant Manager

We are looking for an experienced Employment Service Assistant Manager with a proven track record of overseeing and delivering successful supported internship programs to head up our four sites

Recruiting – Supported Employment Coordinator

AoD are recruiting for a Supported Employment Coordinator for our well established Project SEARCH programmes at Hounslow Civic Centre and Hammersmith & Fulham Council & L’Oreal head office.   Hounslow

Recruiting – Supported Employment Coordinator

Action on Disability are recruiting for a Supported Employment Co-Ordinator (SEC) at St Georges Hospital, Charring Cross Hospital, Kensington High Street,  Hammersmith & Fulham Council and L’Oreal. The Post The

Recruiting for a Job Coach – Bank Staff

Action on Disability are recruiting for a Job Coach – Bank Staff to support young people with learning disabilities into and at work. As a job coach, you will