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Careers and Employment Hub

Central Block, Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road, Chesterfield, S41 7NG

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COVID-19 Information (Chesterfield College)

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021 2021.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Floor markings and wall signs have been installed.
  • Teaching is currently delivered on a split between online and in classrooms, however this will be phased back to full time classroom delivery between March and September.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Face coverings and social distancing are required at all times.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Career and Course Planning, CVs and Interview Techniques, Applying to Higher Education, Careers Research, 1:1 Careers Guidance, Work Placements and Job Applications, Apprenticeship Vacancies, Bursary, Travel and Careers and Employment Hub / Student Services Reception.
  • The Careers and Employment Hub reception also serves as the reception for Student Services.
    The meeting rooms for Student Services are located within the Wellbeing Hub in South Block.
  • The Careers and Employment Hub is located in the right of the Heartspace on the ground floor of Central Block.
  • Related link Central Block Including Main Reception.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/chesterfield-college/access-guides/central-block-including-main-reception

Opening Times (Careers Hub)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Chesterfield.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Chesterfield.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Visitors Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the front right of the Central Block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 470cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bays are located to the left of the main entrance as you face it.
    • There are standard bays available here, and to the right of the entrance.
    • Staff and student car parks are available.
    • The approach from the car park bypasses the majority of the steep slope in front of the main entrance leaving only a slight slope to be overcome.

Outside Access (Main Entrance NEW)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 179cm (5ft 10in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Level Change (Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • There is/are 11 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead up to the Heartspace.
    • There are 2 similar sets of steps in this area.

Lift (Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, Heartspace and mezzanine.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Entrance (Careers and Employment Hub)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the Heartspace, on the ground floor of Central Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • When approaching the entrance from the left there are 4 clearly marked steps with handrails on both sides.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
  • Circulation View
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
    • There are two interview rooms in the Careers and Employment Hub, one of which can be seen in photographs 5 and 6.

Reception (Careers and Employment Hub / Student Services Reception)

  • The Careers and Employment Hub / Student Services Reception is located ahead as you enter the Careers and Employment Hub entrance.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Careers and Employment Hub entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are good.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located to the right of the Careers and Employment Hub entrance, on the ground floor of Central Block in the Heartspace.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest standard toilets are located to the right of the Careers and Employment Hub entrance, on the ground floor of Central Block in the Heartspace.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.