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.


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Glasgow Disability Alliance is a disabled people led organisation with over 5000 members in the Greater Glasgow area. 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 choices equal to other people. Through accessible learning, coaching, events and activities, GDA connects disabled people with each other, with opportunities and with decision makers. We recognise talents and strengths and support disabled people to build on these, participate, and be leaders in their own lives. GDA has developed emergency responses during COVID and has supported disabled people to amplify their voices and priorities within recovery and renewal planning.

We are seeking an experienced policy practitioner with knowledge and understanding of the Social Care landscape in Scotland and experience of utilising community development approaches.

The Policy and Participation Coordinator will be responsible for supporting GDA’s Social Care Expert Group to take a leading role in Social Care Policy Reform locally and nationally.

This will involve coordinating accessible programmes of capacity building, producing accessible policy briefings and resources to build participants’ knowledge base; building collaborative relationships with key external stakeholders to maximise opportunities for disabled people’s lived experience to be heard.

The successful candidate will be a natural communicator, passionate about enabling those with lived experience of inequality to build their voices and influence the policies and decisions that affect them.

We are looking to appoint a confident and creative facilitator, with an understanding of the complex barriers that impact on disabled people’s lives. They will be compassionate, respectful and affirming of disabled people’s skills and talents, and committed to understanding and removing barriers to their equal participation.

Particular expertise in Social Care Policy, or a related area, would be beneficial, and a willingness and ability to quickly learn is essential. The post will be directed by GDA’s CEO and will also work closely with the Depute CEO, as well as our Community Navigator (Future Visions for Social Care) to develop and coordinate the engagement, participation, policy work and communications that will achieve the project’s outcomes.

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Welfare Rights Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Glasgow, Initially home-based
  • Closing 18th October 2021

Location: Initially home-based; partial return to office at Templeton Business Centre envisaged; potential for in-person engagement at community venues, subject to COVID-safety protocols. Potential home visits where required to support member engagement – subject to enhanced Disclosure and GDA’s lone working policy.

Outline of the Role

We are looking for a confident, flexible and multi skilled individual who is proactive, collaborative and an excellent communicator. The successful candidate will join GDA at an exciting and dynamic time and alongside an experienced Senior Welfare Rights Officer to co-ordinate and deliver the welfare rights advice service to maximise income of disabled people across Glasgow.

The main role of the WRO is to work alongside GDA staff to engage disabled people, and to provide independent and accessible welfare benefits information, advice and representation over the phone, online using video platforms during COVID where beneficial to the person; and when it is safe, via face-to-face, during home visits and through outreach in the community.

The post holder will be dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic, committed to human rights, with experience of welfare benefits and advice services as well an understanding of community led approaches and issues affecting disabled people.

The successful candidate will be digitally confident and skilled with the ability to deliver Digital Supports to disabled people with little or no digital skills, alongside other Project staff.

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Digital Employability Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Glasgow, Initially home-based
  • Closing 18th October 2021

Location: Initially home-based; partial return to office at Templeton Business Centre envisaged; potential for in-person engagement at community venues, subject to COVID-safety protocols. Potential home visits where required to support member engagement – subject to enhanced Disclosure and GDA’s lone working policy.

Outline of the Role

GDA is seeking a self-motivated, flexible and multi-skilled individual to develop and lead GDA’s online Digital Employability coaching and support Programmes.

The main role of the Digital Employability Coordinator is to work alongside GDA staff to engage disabled people, develop digital supports and deliver accessible support to disabled people who are currently not in work and facing employment challenges. Specifically, the postholder will support disabled people to identify digital learning and support needs, develop personal action plans around digital connections including employability support and build skills for independent living and employability. The postholder will also build collaborative relationships with key external stakeholders which disabled people rely on for support to participate such as social work, learning/training providers, employability services and DWP. It will be essential to raise awareness of the needs of disabled people and share project learning to improve accessibility of services.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Employability Practitioner with a track record of supporting disadvantaged people looking for work. They will be digitally confident and skilled with the ability to deliver Digital Supports to disabled people with little or no digital skills, alongside other Project staff.

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