Are you a confident researcher who would like to use your skills to amplify the voices and experience of Deaf and disabled people in Barnet? Do you have your own lived experience of disability (which could include a long term condition or mental health issues)?
We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to take on an exciting two year project to understand disabled people’s experience of the social care system. Using surveys and interviews, and supported by a steering group of users who you will work with closely, you will build a picture of how much people feel the support they receive is helping them achieve independence and the outcomes they aspire to. You’ll use that information to build reports and recommendations, culminating in a conference to share learning and hear from other areas about how to build best practice in support and co-production.
A natural relationship builder, you will be able to adjust your communication style to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, from users to senior council staff to other London DDPOs. You’ll also be able to write clearly, persuasively and accessibly, creating reports and information that people want to read. You’ll also be able to advocate effectively for greater co-production and make a positive case for change, sensitive to the perspective of a range of stakeholders but able to find solutions and suggestions that build user involvement.
You’ll hold overall responsibility for our user voice work, overseeing the work of our User Voice Lead and ensuring that there is effective shared learning between different projects. Supervisory experience would therefore be an asset, but we are also open to applications from talented disabled people looking to move into their first management role. Confidence to conduct high-quality research independently with minimal supervision is essential, however.
This is a great opportunity to create a really impactful piece of work and influence thinking on approaches to Adult Social Care. The work is Barnet-based, but we hope it will be influential far beyond the borough. So we’re looking for someone committed to making a difference, who will take this opportunity and help create positive change.
In return, you will become part of a friendly and supportive team, working within a focused but flexible culture, where diversity is valued and you can bring your whole self to work.
The role is based in Colindale, but with some flexibility for homeworking days. The role is totally home based during lockdown.
Interviews will be in mid February, with the successful candidate commencing in post 1st April. To apply, please submit your CV and a full cover letter explaining how you would use your lived experience of disability to inform your work, as well as detailing your research experience.
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