Disability Equality Scotland
Disability Equality Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC031893

We are a membership organisation which seeks to promote independent living, removing barriers to inequality for those affected by disability in Scotland.

Current vacancies

Top job! Deputy CEO

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Glasgow (Flexible)
  • Closing 6th July 2022

Disability Equality Scotland is a membership organisation for disabled people, disability groups and organisations, as well as the umbrella body for the Access Panel Network in Scotland. Their mission is to make Scotland fully accessible. This means access to our built and natural environment and access to equal opportunities, promoting a life of dignity, respect, choice, and independence. This extends beyond physical access to include access to information, access to inclusive communication and inclusion in decision-making, whether with planners over inclusive design or transport providers about accessible and safe travel.

Disability Equality Scotland is now looking for a new Deputy CEO to assist in the strategic leadership of the organisation. Reporting directly to the CEO, the post holder will oversee the development and delivery of new and existing projects with key funders. The post holder will represent the organisation on key strategic boards and strengthen and develop our partnerships throughout the third sector.

Working alongside the CEO, the Deputy CEO will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation from an operational perspective as well as managing a broad number of projects and initiatives within Disability Equality Scotland. In addition, you will manage a team of six people.

The ideal candidate will have been in a management position for a number of years, have a strong understanding of the third sector, experience of networking between organisations and sectors, and knowledge of the role of Access Panels. If you think you can meet the essential skills, please contact us for more information.

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Easy Read Trainer

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

Disability Equality Scotland are looking for an Easy Read Trainer to create an Easy Read training course and to deliver this as part of our Easy Read Service. This post will develop an Easy Read training package. The role will contribute to the promotion and marketing of our Easy Read service and assist with developing the content of a new website aimed at promoting Easy Read.

This post should have a high level of responsibility for designing, delivering, evaluating and reporting.

As a membership organisation for disabled people and disability organisations, it is important we can communicate clearly to everyone and encourage others to do this too.

Disability Equality Scotland is committed to ensuring that all its information, products and services are as accessible as possible to everyone.

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Director

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th March 2022

The national membership organisation for Disabled People and umbrella body for the Access Panel Network in Scotland, Disability Equality Scotland, is recruiting a Director to join our Board of Directors.

A registered Scottish charity, our mission is to give all disabled people in Scotland a voice with trust, care and empathy, using what they hear to advocate for and enable change to improve lives.

The organisation is currently over halfway in meeting our Strategic Plan outcomes, which provides a clear vision of working towards Equality, Inclusion and Participation for disabled people in Scotland. We are dedicated to engaging closely with members and Access Panels to tackle a range of issues affecting disabled people. Continuing to foster close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the voices of disabled people are listened to and acted on.

In line with our strategic aim to provide and take part in opportunities to participate and engage in discussions to bring about change, increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of Equality, Access and Inclusion across Scotland, the organisation is committed to championing equality and inclusivity within its workforce and its membership and activities. Through the organisations funded work we are responsive to the needs of our membership and staff through raising awareness of equality and inclusivity issues, addressing challenges, and ensuring quality and parity of access, involvement and a voice for all.

We are seeking a Director to complement our current Board and with skills / knowledge to help meet our Strategic Aims. We are particularly interested in people with any of the following:

  • Lived experience of a disability
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge in the following areas:
    • Social Model of Disability
    • Accessibility - Access Audits/Statements/Assessments
    • The Equality Act 2010
    • Volunteer Management / Recruitment / Retention
    • Access Panel Network
  • Fundraising skills
  • Volunteer recruitment and retention strategy

To carry out this role, you will require enthusiasm and commitment for the work of Disability Equality Scotland and will be a collaborator with a willingness and appetite to get involved with new activities.

You will be provided an induction and training on all aspects of this role. Disability Equality Scotland will supply all appropriate materials. A resolute person will be available to give you continuous support, advice and guidance. Other team members will be available for help, support and advice. Our Board are committed to continuous learning and development and working as a team to share knowledge and experience.

Please download the Recruitment Pack below to find out more about the role of Director, Disability Equality Scotland and our current governance.

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Convener

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th March 2022

The national membership organisation for Disabled People and umbrella body for the Access Panel Network in Scotland, Disability Equality Scotland, is recruiting a new Convener to lead our Board of Directors and to guide the development of the organisation. A registered Scottish charity, our mission is to give all disabled people in Scotland a voice with trust, care and empathy, using what they hear to

advocate for and enable change to improve lives.

The organisation is currently over halfway in meeting our Strategic Plan outcomes, which provides a clear vision of working towards Equality, Inclusion and Participation for disabled people in Scotland. We are dedicated to engaging closely with members and Access Panels to tackle a range of issues affecting disabled people. Continuing to foster close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the voices of disabled people are listened to and acted on.

In line with our strategic aim to provide and take part in opportunities to participate and engage in discussions to bring about change, increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of Equality, Access and Inclusion across Scotland, the organisation is committed to championing equality and inclusivity within its workforce and its membership and activities. Through the organisations funded work we are responsive to the needs of our membership and staff through raising awareness of equality and inclusivity issues, addressing challenges, and ensuring quality and parity of access, involvement and a voice for all.

We are seeking a Convener who has relevant knowledge and experience to support the organisation and Chief Executive Officer.

To carry out this role, you will require enthusiasm and commitment for the work of Disability Equality Scotland and will be a collaborator with a willingness and appetite to get involved with new activities.

You will be provided an induction and training on all aspects of this role. Disability Equality Scotland will supply all appropriate materials. A resolute person will be available to give you continuous support, advice and guidance. Other team members will be available for help, support and advice. Our Board are committed to continuous learning and development and working as a team to share knowledge and experience.

Please download the Recruitment Pack below to find out more about the role of Convener, Disability Equality Scotland and our current governance.

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Access and Engagement Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,500
  • Office based Glasgow / Flexible
  • Closing 13th May 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Disability Equality Scotland. We are seeking an experienced Engagement Coordinator to join our team.

Disability Equality Scotland is a membership organisation for disabled people and disability groups and organisations. It’s our mission to make Scotland fully accessible.

We promote access in its widest sense, including access to our built and natural environment and access to the same and equal opportunities as enjoyed by others in our communities, promoting a life of dignity, respect, choice and independence. This extends beyond physical access to include access to information, access to inclusive communication and inclusion in decision-making, whether with planners over inclusive design or transport providers about accessible and safe travel.

We are a membership organisation and as such listen to the views of disabled people and champion on their behalf. We work to influence the policies of the Scottish Government, which affect how disabled people live and we work to encourage others to be inclusive and informed in their attitudes towards disabled people. This role will be responsible for organising the organisations events (online / hybrid), therefore experience in setting up accessible Zoom meetings and webinars is essential to this role.

We are also the umbrella organisation for all disability Access Panels in Scotland, and we are the principal provider of support and guidance to the Access Panels presently representing disabled persons at a local level throughout Scotland. Access Panels are committed to improving access and equality in its widest form, which means access to the physical environment, Education, Housing, Health, Social Care, Transport, Leisure & Recreation and Social Justice amongst other areas. This role will be responsible and supported by the Equality and Access Manager to develop strong and meaningful relationships with Access Panels across Scotland. The role holder will use the principles of community development to understand the collective needs across the Access panel Network enable communities to improve their accessibility.

Reporting to: Equality and Access Manager

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Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st July 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Disability Equality Scotland. We are seeking an experienced Project Coordinator to join our team.

Disability Equality Scotland is a membership organisation for disabled people and disability groups and organisations. It’s our mission to make Scotland fully accessible.

We promote access in its widest sense, including access to our built and natural environment and access to the same and equal opportunities as enjoyed by others in our communities, promoting a life of dignity, respect, choice and independence. This extends beyond physical access to include access to information, access to inclusive communication and inclusion in decision-making, whether with planners over inclusive design or transport providers about accessible and safe travel.

Disability Equality Scotland is a key delivery partner of Transport Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework and has current responsibility for taking forward outcomes to improve accessibility for disabled people on Scotland’s public transport network. We are now seeking a Project Coordinator to lead on research and evaluation work relating to Transport Scotland’s Annual Delivery Plan priorities for 2022-23. This is likely to include the design and analysis of surveys, liaison with partners and stakeholders, facilitation of workshops and webinars and monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Reporting to: Deputy CEO

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