We’re looking for someone with lived experience of disability, mental health issues or a long term condition who would relish the opportunity to support groups of disabled people about the things that matter to them. As well as a pan disability group for our members, you’ll also support groups for people with learning disabilities and for people with mental health issues, focusing in on the different issues that matter to them. A committed advocate for disability rights, you’ll be someone able to speak and write confidently about sometimes complex issues and form positive working relationships with people in authority. You’ll work with our communications team to get messages out to our members and other stakeholders, and you’ll be confident collating responses to consultations and conducting research.
In return, you will get the opportunity to work in a unique organisation - one that delivers both for disabled people and the wider Barnet community. You'll also find yourself part of a friendly and supportive team, most of whom have lived experience of disability and are interested in using that experience to create a positive social impact.
Working 21 hours a week, you will have a certain amount of flexibility as to how you arrange your hours, but you will need to be prepared to work one or two evenings a month for engagement meetings, for which time off in lieu can be taken. The role may be temporarily home based for periods depending on the situation with Covid-19, but the essence of the role is very much Barnet based so an ability to work from Colindale when required is essential.
This post is funded by the generous support of the City Bridge Trust until 30th June 2025. Any extension thereafter would be subject to further funding being secured.
To apply provide your full CV and a covering letter which outlines why you are interested in the role and how you would use your lived experience of disability to deliver in a user led and effective way.
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