During this challenging COVID-19 period, the Job Match team is providing our services remotely to participants and employers to ensure continuity of service and to support disabled people.

Participants - we continue to support our participants with their health and wellbeing, particularly during this difficult time.

Health & Wellbeing Resources

Employers - here's some links to Coronavirus Information Hubs which may be useful to support your business and employees:

Help to recruit staff (from NI Jobfinder)

NI Direct

NI Chamber of Commerce 

Londonderry Chamber of Commerce

NI Business Information

The Law Centre NI

Disability Action Covid-19 Updates page

Looking for and trying to get a new job, from updating CVs to knowing how to prepare for interviews, can be a bit overwhelming. Disability Action's Job Match works with local employers of all sizes, to help disabled people get the new job they are looking for. 

Job Seekers: Help to find work

Job Match specifically works with job seekers to help you find and stay in paid work. The team is based throughout Northern Ireland so will work with both you and local employers in your local area. 

To contact the member of our team that covers your local area, visit our Team page.

What can Job Match do for Job Seekers?

  • Help with job searching
  • Improve your confidence
  • Help you with a CV
  • Help with job applications
  • Develop your interview skills
  • Help to move into self-employment

How does Job Match work?

The great thing about Job Match is that the support you get is tailored specifically to you.  We can provide:

  • 1 to 1 support
  • Help to find work near your home
  • Job sampling/tasters
  • Work placements
  • Matching your skills to getting a job
  • Support in work
  • Support to develop your career

You can get help from Job Match if you:

  • Have a disability that means you need some type of support to work
  • Are aged 16 or over
  • Are currently unemployed or on benefits
  • Are able to take up paid work

Supported Employment Officer Laura Loane has been part of the Disability Action team for 6 years and currently helps disabled people find paid employment in the Omagh, Enniskillen and Dungannon areas. She is one of a team providing the Job Match service throughout N.Ireland.

Have a listen to part of Laura's recent blog about how she's continuing to provide her service during COVID-19.  Or you can read her full blog here.

Read and Download the Job Match 'Help to find and stay in paid work' brochure.


Employers: Help to find suitable candidates

Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense. By opening opportunities to disabled people you can widen your recruitment pool and meet your specific business needs. Our team will engage with you to guide you through the recruitment process and help find the right candidate in your local area.

What can Job Match do for Employers?

Our Job Match team can help employers with:

  • Recruitment Planning
  • Finding Candidates
  • Advice on support on reasonable adjustments of the recruitment and selection process
  • Ongoing support for you and your new employee

How does Job Match work?

We have people dedicated to working with local employers across Northern Ireland. Our local Employment Engagement Officers will get to know you and your business and work in partnership with you. Our 'Employing People with Disabilities - A Positive Action Guide for Employers' brochure is a useful reference.

The five step recruitment guide has been designed to help employers to match the right people with the right jobs, achieving positive outcomes for everyone. This recruitment model guides employers through each step of the process, whether you are employing one person or planning a large recruitment exercise. The model has been used successfully by employers including Belfast City Council, Premier Inn, Fitzers and Queen's University Belfast to recruit disabled employees.

Read and Download the 'Employing People with Disabilities - A Positive Action Guide for Employers' brochure.

For more information contact one of our Employment Engagement Officers:

Northwest, Derry~Londonderry, West Tyrone, North Antrim: Tommy Cairns [email protected]Tel: 028 7136 0811, Mobile: 07970 753248

Greater Belfast, Counties Down, Armagh, Fermanagh, East Tyrone and South Antrim : Michael Moore [email protected]Tel: 028 9029 7880, Mobile: 07970 226903

Listen to a recent video blog (below) from Tommy Cairns, about how he's been working and continuing to engage with employers during COVID-19.

For general information on Job Match contact Anne Reid on 028 9029 7880 or email [email protected].


Job Match is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy. It is also part funded by the Department for Communities. Job Match is delivered by Disability Action in partnership with the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment.