BSL Video Translation and audio can be found at the YouTube link here: https://bit.ly/3BeKSVN Please note the deadline has now been extended to midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2021.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Disabled person, with a strong personal interest in disability as an equality and human rights issue.
If you are a Disabled person who wants to be part of a high-level strategic group working to improve the lives of Disabled people in the city, the role of Commissioner for Bristol’s Disability Equality Commission could be for you.
The Commission will lead the work of embedding Disability Equality in every part of the city to improve the lives and opportunities of all Disabled people. The Commissioner membership will include individual Disabled people, Disabled people-led organisations and groups working with Disabled people, provided their representative is a Disabled person.
As Commissioner, you will bring knowledge of Bristol’s diverse community, awareness of at least one area or issue impacting on Disabled people, be able to work as part of a team, be a spokesperson for the Commission and ensure that the work of the Commission reflects the whole community of Disabled people in Bristol. This includes all impairments, backgrounds, and protected equalities characteristics.
A Disabled person is anyone who has a mental health condition, a physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulties or neurodiversity or people with health conditions lasting more than a year, that impacts on their daily living. Applications from Disabled people from all backgrounds are welcome, but we particularly encourage Disabled people who also have other protected characteristics to apply who are currently under-represented in this type of role and work. The appointments to this role will be made on merit.
The role is voluntary, Commissioners will be able to claim agreed reasonable expenses. The time commitment is expected to be 2-3 days per month. To support Commissioners in their role there will be opportunities for personal development, including training and mentoring.
Please submit a personal statement of a maximum of 1,500 words setting out what you could bring to the role and how you meet all the essential criteria detailed in the person specification to General.BDEC@gmail.com by midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2021.
The personal statement can be submitted in any accessible format e.g., via email, letter, or video. Please include your address, a contact telephone number and email address.
Please review the Role Description and Person Specification and complete the Equalities Monitoring Form and Sensitive Interests Form attached.
If you'd like further information, would like the application pack posted to you or need the application pack in a different format contact: General.BDEC@gmail.com or call 0117 922 3114 specifying your contact details and the format you need such as Easy Read, audio CD, braille, British Sign Language or large print or accessible PDF.
Candidates who require the recruitment documents in alternative formats will be provided with an application deadline extension to allow for the turnaround time of documents.
Closing Date Extended To: Midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2021
Shortlisting: Week commencing 6th December 2021
Interview Date: Weeks commencing 13th and 20th December 2021