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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Development Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th August 2018

GDA Rights Now Project

Glasgow Disability Alliance is a dynamic and well-established disabled peoples’ organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people and with over 4500 disabled members. We have recently been thrilled to secure resources from Glasgow City Council to support our work and add a much needed Welfare Rights Project “Rights Now” providing vital income maximisation services to disabled people.

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 a Senior Welfare Rights Officer, will co-ordinate and deliver the welfare rights advice service to maximise income of disabled people across Glasgow.

The main role of the Co-ordinator is to organise outreach activities and to provide independent benefits information and advice to disabled people via face-to-face, over the phone, during home visits and through outreach in the community.

We are looking for a dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic individual, 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 have experience of a welfare benefits related field together with investigative interviewing skills. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

This is a temporary post for approximately 2 years, working Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Communications and Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

Glasgow Disability Alliance is a dynamic and well-established disabled peoples’ organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people and with over 4500 disabled members. We have recently secured additional resources from Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to support our work to improve the participation and rights of disabled people. We are recruiting a Communications and Policy Officer to join our dynamic and committed Team.

The Communications and Policy Officer will plan, coordinate and deliver high quality communications, working closely with GDA colleagues and members to increase our profile and influence. Essential to this will be drawing on the lived experience of disabled people to identify connections to relevant policy and developing realistic proposals for improvements to policy and practice based on this learning.

This post requires a confident, self-driven and multi-skilled individual who will work collaboratively, building and develop relationships with GDA Team, members and stakeholders and take forward a refreshed Communications Strategy to articulate GDA’s successes and policy position related to disabled people throughout Glasgow and Scotland.

Proven track record in communications and strong ability to translate complex issues for broad communications and tailor messages to different audiences is essential as is experience of policy related work. Knowledge of policy and practice affecting disabled and disadvantaged people would be advantageous.

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Development Coordinator (Social Care)

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

Glasgow Disability Alliance is a dynamic and well-established disabled peoples’ organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people and with over 4500 disabled members. We have recently secured additional resources from Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to support our work to improve the participation and rights of disabled people. We are recruiting a Development Coordinator to join our dynamic and committed Team.

The Development Coordinator (Social Care) will deliver our ‘Future Visions for Social Care’ project, working collaboratively with other GDA staff and partners. This exciting, innovative project, will promote choice and control for disabled people at a personal level and will also inform improvements in adult social care at a policy level.

The post holder will support the development of a Social Care Expert Group in Glasgow and will provide support, capacity building and opportunities for disabled people to contribute their voices to influence decision making and shape social care services, including via the Expert Group. Partnership working will be essential particularly in relation to the reform of social care services. It will be essential to raise awareness of the needs and rights of disabled people in order to ensure that policies and services are accessible, meet needs and support positive outcomes.

GDA is seeking an experienced self-motivated, flexible and multi-skilled individual with a track record of community development and capacity building. In addition they must demonstrate experience and skills around casework as well as collaborative working with partners and a willingness and readiness to adapt to and drive change. Experience of project coordination and the voluntary sector would be advantageous.

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Admin & Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

Glasgow Disability Alliance is a dynamic and well-established disabled peoples’ organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people and with over 4500 disabled members. We have recently secured additional resources from Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to support our work to improve the participation and rights of disabled people. We are recruiting for an Admin & Finance Officer to join our dynamic and committed Team.

The Admin & Finance Officer will assist the Office Manager to ensure the smooth running of all of GDA’s administration, office and finance systems ensuring effectiveness and efficiency. The post-holder will require a strong aptitude for multi-tasking and attention to detail.

The post requires a confident, flexible, self-motivated and multi skilled individual who is proactive in managing their workload and can work alongside the Office Manager to prioritise and meet the admin needs of the GDA office team.

The successful candidate will join GDA at an exciting and dynamic time and will have a track record of administration including some financial administration, excellent organisational, communication and IT skills.

Experience of working in a busy office environment is essential. Experience of working with disabled people and/or providing accessible information would be advantageous, as would experience in the voluntary sector.

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Community Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

Glasgow Disability Alliance is a dynamic and well-established disabled peoples’ organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people and with over 4500 disabled members. We have recently secured additional resources from Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to support our work to improve the participation and rights of disabled people. We are recruiting a Community Development Coordinator to join our dynamic and committed Team.

The Community Development Coordinator will engage disabled people and build their confidence and capacity to take part in decision making. This will involve extensive partnership working particularly in relation to local participatory budgeting and planning for mainstream services which impact on disabled peoples’ lives. It will be essential to raise awareness of the needs and rights of disabled people in order to ensure that decision making processes are accessible, meet needs and support positive outcomes.

This post requires a confident, self-driven, multi-skilled individual who will work collaboratively with disabled people, GDA colleagues and partners. Using community development methods and approaches the post holder will engage disabled people and coordinate and deliver accessible, high quality capacity building programmes.

The successful candidate will have a track record of community development and capacity building / supporting disabled people and/or disadvantaged communities - networking and collaborative working with partners, flexibility and a willingness and readiness to adapt to and drive change. Experience of project coordination and the voluntary sector would be advantageous.

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