People First (Scotland)
People First (Scotland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC026039

People First (Scotland) works for the human rights of people who have the labels of Learning Disability or Intellectual Impairment. People First (Scotland) is controlled by its members, who all identify themselves in that way. People First (Scotland) campaigns to establish and protect the same freedom, choice, dignity and control held by other citizens across all areas of life. People First (Scotland) is a membership organisation of people with learning disabilities across Scotland. It is the only national user-controlled and member-led organisation of people with learning disabilities in Scotland and it offers a platform for collective advocacy. Independent Collective Advocacy is designed to help people with learning disabilities to have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their own lives and over policies which affect their lives.

Current vacancies

Collective Advocacy Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,697 – £26,235 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 17th April 2020

At People First (Scotland) the team support members in their work for change in three main areas:

  1. The way people with learning disabilities see themselves
  2. The way the world sees and thinks about people with learning disabilities
  3. The law and policy as it affects people with learning disabilities

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Development Worker for the Fife area. The main purpose of the role is to support local collective advocacy where groups of people with learning disabilities meet together, discuss issues from their own lives and the lives of other people who have learning disabilities. Workers also promote the organisation within the area to strengthen relationships and increase membership.

Applicants must have a good understanding of self-advocacy and collective advocacy, good knowledge of recent policy and legislation as it affects people with learning disabilities, experience of group work and a proven commitment to social inclusion. A qualification in social work or community education is desirable but not essential. Car and valid driving license essential.