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Who we are...

Our network supports colleagues with disabilities and long term health conditions. 


Our ambition is to build a workplace that everyone can access and understands the potential impacts of different conditions.


We recognise that disabilities and health conditions are often misunderstood and we want to create a safe space where all colleagues are supported.


To be open about their conditions and enabling them to reach their full potential.

What we are proud of...

Business Disability Forum

We have partnered with The Business Disability Forum since 2020 when we launched. They are the leading business membership organisation in disability inclusion. They work in partnership with us, Government, and disabled people to remove barriers to inclusion.

Smart Disability Training

In 2021 we ran Smart Disability Training for all Line Managers which at the time was around 360 colleagues. The aim of this training was to help managers understand their responsibility in supporting colleagues with disabilities and long term health conditions and to give them the tools to do this.

Change 100

Change 100 is an internship program offering paid summer work placements, professional development and mentoring for talented university students and recent graduates with any disability or long-term condition. 2022 was our first time working with the programme and we welcomed two colleagues into our Commercial & Finance Teams.

WorkFit

WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme which brings together employers and job-seekers who have Down’s syndrome. We have been working with WorkFit since May 2022 and we are just extending the programme to welcome two more colleagues.

It’s really easy to get involved with the network. When you join our business you’ll get a link to join any of the various I&D network Google Spaces. From there you can read all what’s going on for the Ability network and learn how to get involved, whether that’s signing up to become an ally, or getting involved in our activities and events.

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Latest jobs

Kitchen & Bathroom Advisor

Salary:

Competitive

Location:

Colchester, Essex

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Essex

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46594

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Installations Coordinator

Salary:

Pro-rated + Bonus + Benefits

Location:

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Installers

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Northamptonshire

Description

Wickes, a leading multi-channel retailer in the home improvement market, has been thriving for 50 years, generating over £1.6bn revenue across 230 stores with the help of 8,000+ dedicated colleagues.O

Reference

46592

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Wickes Store Duty Manager

Salary:

£12.05 per hour

Location:

Bradford, West Yorkshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Full Time

County

West Yorkshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46591

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Stafford, Staffordshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Staffordshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46590

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Part Time

County

North Yorkshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46589

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Lincolnshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46588

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Wickes Store Duty Manager

Salary:

£12.05 per hour

Location:

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Full Time

County

West Yorkshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46587

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Cardiff, South Glamorgan

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Full Time

County

South Glamorgan

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46586

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Showroom Manager

Salary:

£25,000 - 30,000

Location:

Braintree, Essex

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Assistant / Operations Manager

Contract Type

Full Time

County

Essex

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46585

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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