Richmond Advice and Information on Disability (Richmond AID) is a local charity run by and for disabled people, working to improve access, choice, quality of life and independence for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas.
Position: Campaign Officer
Location: From our fully accessible office in Teddington, Richmond Upon Thames, London and some potential to move to hybrid working between home and office when more experienced.
Salary: pro rata of £28,000 – £32,000 depending on experience, incl OLW
Hours: 21 hours per week
Contract: 2 year contract, with potential to extend
Annual Leave: pro rata of 25 days leave plus bank holidays
Closing Date: 11am on Tuesday 5th December 2023
Please note: Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis, we may close the position early if a suitable candidate is found.
Richmond AID has a strong reputation for excellent service delivery and we are now excited about developing our campaign work. Through our advice work and other services we see first-hand the barriers and exclusion that disabled people face in accessing services and realising their rights and entitlements.
You will receive regular support from colleagues to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of policy areas and you will also receive support from Inclusion London who will provide training and peer support meetings with other Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) also doing campaign work.
Our Campaign Officer will support Richmond AID to engage with our clients and membership and develop our approach to co-production on campaigning. Our campaign area will have a focus on housing but as it will be user led and co-produce other areas of interest may also evolve.
Our campaign will support Richmond AID to raise the profile of what accessible accommodation is, the lack of accessible accommodation in the borough, the impact this in disabled people and the increased care costs for local authorities due to disabled people living in inaccessible housing. They will illustrate the issues though sharing case studies and sharing information on social media.
The Campaign Officer will bring together groups of local disabled people to discuss issues and barriers, to identify areas to influence and to work with partners to identify local solutions. Our co-production will involve holding focus groups, surveys and consultations to gain awareness of the issues and gauge interest from our clients. We will also hold training and development opportunities for our membership and clients which can include social model training, housing policy and campaign training.
Alongside supporting our membership to develop campaigning skills we will also be embedding the approach into the rest of our organisation including staff and trustees, embedding the approach for longer term sustainability.
About the role:
We have an exciting position for someone who wants to build a career in policy and campaigns. You will be keen to get involved with, and be able to learn about key issues affecting Deaf and Disabled people’s lives.
You will do this by engaging with local disabled people, listening to the issues and barriers they are experiencing and across a range of policy areas including housing, benefits, independent living, transport, health and poverty.
You will play a vital role in promoting Deaf and Disabled people’s rights to key local, London or national decision-makers and raising awareness of the inequalities faced by the Deaf and Disabled community.
- Are you passionate about social justice and promoting Deaf and Disabled people’s rights?
- Do you have experience of engagement activities including holding consultations, surveys, running social media or digital campaigns?
- Do you have experience of working in policy or producing social policy research and analysis through work, activism or academia?
- Do you have good campaigning and influencing skills that you want to develop and use to bring about tangible social change?
Then this job might be for you! You can be a recent graduate or someone who is looking for a career change or someone who wants to build on their policy skills. This job will give you the chance to work on different elements of policy and campaigning and make a real difference to the lives of Deaf and Disabled people.
We know our organisations flourishes because of our committed staff. We value initiative and will encourage and support you to develop your talents and skills. You will learn a lot on the job and will be supported by colleagues as well as training and support from Inclusion London.
You will need to have great analytical, IT, influencing, and communication skills.
To apply for this role, please apply via the Charity Jobs website via the link
As well as your CV please send a Cover Letter of up to 2 sides of A4 stating how you meet the Essential and Desirable criteria in Experience and Knowledge section of the Job description.
Applications that do not send the Cover Letter will not be considered.
The charity is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from disabled candidates and has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer quality mark, meaning any disabled candidates that meet the minimum criteria will be invited for interview. Please advise us if you have a disability or long-term health condition that you would like us to consider when you apply.
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