Stratford, Greater London
£27,000 - £30,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Digital is increasingly becoming the access point to information, products, services, entertainment, and employment. This has been accelerated by the pandemic. The Big Hack’s mission is to break down the inconsistencies for disabled people in accessing products and services online, and inspire a future that is designed inclusively.

The Policy Advisor will work to influence businesses and Government to improve digital accessibility for disabled people. This is an exciting time to be joining Scope as a Policy Advisor in the Consumer Affairs team. We have started an ambitious new strategy with a focus on social change – putting our policy and campaigns work as central to this ambition. As digital is a cross-cutting theme, the Policy Advisor will have the opportunity to work on other consumer affairs issues faced by disabled people as well.

Scope’s Policy Advisors are responsible for undertaking and delivering policy work around an area of Scope’s strategy, providing insight, evidence, and recommendations for key bodies to create change. 

You will be working across the Consumer Affairs and Big Hack teams at Scope, acting as an internal and external ambassador for Scope’s policy and influencing work and you’ll contribute to the high performance and on-going development of the Influence and Social Change team. 

You will support activities of the team, in particular around participation with disabled people to inform our policy and campaigns work.

 

About you

Digital is increasingly becoming the access point to information, products, services, entertainment, and employment. This has been accelerated by the pandemic. The Big Hack’s mission is to break down the inconsistencies for disabled people in accessing products and services online, and inspire a future that is designed inclusively.

The Policy Advisor will work to influence businesses and Government to improve digital accessibility for disabled people. This is an exciting time to be joining Scope as a Policy Advisor in the Consumer Affairs team. We have started an ambitious new strategy with a focus on social change – putting our policy and campaigns work as central to this ambition. As digital is a cross-cutting theme, the Policy Advisor will have the opportunity to work on other consumer affairs issues faced by disabled people as well.

 

About the role

Scope’s Policy Advisors are responsible for undertaking and delivering policy work around an area of Scope’s strategy, providing insight, evidence, and recommendations for key bodies to create change. 

You will be working across the Consumer Affairs and Big Hack teams at Scope, acting as an internal and external ambassador for Scope’s policy and influencing work and you’ll contribute to the high performance and on-going development of the Influence and Social Change team. 

You will support activities of the team, in particular around participation with disabled people to inform our policy and campaigns work.

 

Disabled candidates

Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Scope’s mission and we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace with equality of opportunity for everyone.

We welcome applications from disabled people and guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the minimum job criteria. Please let us know in your application if you would like to be considered for this.

Refreshed on: 18 August 2020
Closed date: 31 August 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Policy/Research