We are looking for a new Policy and Strategy Manager - Extended
Take the lead on influencing policy-makers through user voice, to improve the lives of Deaf and Disabled people in Merton
Come join our senior management team and lead our Pan-Disability Policy & Strategy Programme which works to positively influence local organisations and the external environment on behalf of local Disabled people - Job share will be considered.
Merton CIL is a user-led organisation promoting the inclusion, choice, and independence of Deaf and Disabled people in Merton. We were established to provide a voice for Disabled people and to provide support to Disabled people in all areas of their lives. Our Policy and Strategy programme was set up in 2015 because our members identified that in addition to our casework with individuals, we needed to try to address barriers for local Disabled people in a more systemic way to benefit a greater number of people. Since then we have supported local Disabled people to speak up on a wide range of issues including budget cuts by the Council, local problems with benefits assessments, barriers to Independent Living and access to the vote.
We are looking for someone to bring real passion and committment to supporting people to speak up, and a track record of making change happen.
This is a part time role of between 25-30 hours per week (hours to be agreed on appointment) including regular evening meetings - Job share will be considered
Merton CIL is committed to equality, diversity and human rights. We particularly welcome applications from Deaf or Disabled people from all sectors of the community.
Deadline for applications is 9am on 5th March 2018
Please send a completed application form and monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or access needs relating to your application, please contact us by email or by telephone on 020 3397 3119 (0744 936 2233 SMS)