Glasgow Disability Alliance
Glasgow Disability Alliance

Charity registered in Scotland SC034247

Glasgow Disability Alliance is a dynamic and well established organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people. We support disabled people of all ages to build skills, confidence and fulfil their potential.


Current vacancies

Wellbeing Adviser

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st June 2020

GDA is a vibrant disabled people led organisation with over 5000 Members – the biggest groundswell of disabled people in Europe. GDA is a leading example of a community of interest and identity: this means we are connected by common barriers, a shared understanding of solutions, a sense of belonging and a shared identity as disabled people. Our mission is to build the confidence, connections and contributions of disabled people; our vision is that disabled people can participate fully in their own lives, communities and wider society with the support they need and with choices equal to other people.

COVID19 has supercharged inequalities disabled people face and in response we have secured funding from the Scottish Government special COVID funds and the National Lottery Community Fund to meet needs around disbled people’s wellbeing including their physical and mental health. This is for a Wellbeing Service which will include check in calls to offer support to those people who are struggling as well as a COVID Helpline and a Lifeline Service to co-ordinate essential food, medication and other resources to be delivered.

GDA is seeking an experienced self-motivated, flexible and multi-skilled individual to contribute to our ‘Covid-19 Wellbeing Service’, working collaboratively with another Wellbeing Adviser and alongside GDA staff and partners. This is a key part of GDA’s “Resilience Response: Leaving No-one Behind” and will build on GDA’s existing supports to disabled people now since the impact of COVID19 and over many years of supports provided.

As a valuable member of the staff Team, the Wellbeing Advisor will provide reliable, accessible health and wellbeing information, advice and support, responding sensitively and with empathy and kindness to those who call, email, write and contact us via social media. You will have experience of providing information and advice to people facing challenging circumstances and of referring people to further supports and services. The project will be delivered alongside GDA’s other supports and so the ability to learn fast and build relationships with colleagues will be vital, as will the ability to listen well, establish rapport and build trust with callers in order to provide the best support to them.

The post holder will deliver the highest quality service, ensuring that we are responsive to disabled people’s needs and striving to provide a positive experience so that callers feel treated with kindness and understanding.

This is a fixed term post initially funded for 6 months and dependent on current context and related funding ongoing.

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Resource Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st June 2020

GDA is seeking an experienced self-motivated, flexible and multi-skilled individual to deliver our ‘COVID19 Lifeline Service, working collaboratively with other GDA staff and partners. This is a key part of GDA’s “Resilience Response: Leaving No-one Behind” and will build on GDA’s existing supports to disabled people now since the impact of COVID19 and over many years of supports provided.

As valuable member of the staff team, the Resource Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of GDA’s Lifeline response to ensure that the needs of disabled people are identified, assessed or “screened” and met as rapidly and effectively as possible. Responding to referrals by direct contact with individuals the Resource Coordinator will “triage” by identifying and confirming needs, demonstrating empathy, understanding and sensitivity and supporting disabled people to access appropriate sources of support.

Knowledge of Glasgow statutory, voluntary and community-based services and initiatives will be advantageous as would experience of setting up/ delivering a service and using monitoring and evaluation systems to record, monitor and evaluate impact.

This is a fixed term post initially funded for 6 months and dependent on current context and related funding ongoing.

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Helpline & Admin Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st June 2020

GDA is a vibrant disabled people led organisation with over 5000 Members – the biggest groundswell of disabled people in Europe. GDA is a leading example of a community of interest and identity: this means we are connected by common barriers, a shared understanding of solutions, a sense of belonging and a shared identity as disabled people. Our mission is to build the confidence, connections and contributions of disabled people; our vision is that disabled people can participate fully in their own lives, communities and wider society with the support they need and with choices equal to other people.

COVID19 has supercharged inequalities disabled people face and in response we have secured funding from the Scottish Government special COVID funds and the National Lottery Community Fund to meet needs around disabled people’s wellbeing including their physical and mental health. This is for a Wellbeing Service which will include check in calls to offer support to those people who are struggling as well as a COVID Helpline and a Lifeline Service to co-ordinate essential food, medication and other resources to be delivered.

GDA is seeking an experienced self-motivated, flexible and multi-skilled individual to operate our ‘Covid-19 Helpline’, working collaboratively with other GDA staff and partners. The Helpline and Admin Officer will be the first point of contact for callers to our Covid Helpline. You will need to respond sensitively to those who call the helpline, establish their needs and make referrals to the most appropriate element of GDA’s Covid Response (details listed in the JD&PS). Experience of supporting people in challenging circumstances is essential as is the ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding.

As a valuable member of the staff team, the postholder will deliver the highest quality service, ensuring that GDA is responsive to disabled people’s needs and striving to ensure that everyone who contacts us feels that they have had a positive experience and have been treated with kindness.

The role will also include contributing to the smooth administration of GDA admin supports, as part of the Office Manager’s Team.

This is a fixed term post initially funded for 6 months and dependent on current context and related funding ongoing.

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