Policy and Development Officer
18 Hours per week. Salary up to £17,000
(£32k-£34k Full time equivalent, dependant on experience)
South East Network of Disabled People’s Organisations (SENDPO)
Supporting the voice of disabled people in the South East
A network of Disabled People’s Organisations has been established in the South East to increase the voice and role of Disabled People and their organisations in promoting all aspects of independent living. SENDPO is now looking to recruit a key individual to drive the network forward. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring appropriate representation of SENDPO and shaping its development by carrying out projects, preparing responses to national policy proposals and consultations, developing a business plan for growing and sustaining the network and preparing bids for funding.
We are looking for an energetic, committed and experienced individual who can work with members of the network and successfully engage with senior managers in local authorities and with other stakeholders. You will need to understand and operate within the social model of disability, have highly developed communication skills, and the ability to produce clear and succinct written reports. Direct experience of Disabled People’s Organisations preferred. Applications from disabled people positively welcomed.
Given the developmental nature of the role, the post-holder will need to be flexible and able to travel across the South East. The post is for 18 hours per week for one year (with possibility of extension). The post can be offered either as a secondment or fixed term contract. Office base to be agreed with successful applicant – potentially home based or at the office of one of the Network organisations.
For further details of the post and how to apply please contact:
Carol Pearson, Chief Executive, Surrey Coalition of Disabled People
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact:
Ian Loynes, Chief Executive, Southampton Centre for Independent Living
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 023 8020 2625
If you wish to apply for this exciting role, please send your CV and supporting statement, detailing why you consider yourself to be the ideal candidate; to:
Closing date for applications: 15th August 2011
Likely interview date: 9th September