The Disability Charities Consortium is recruiting a part-time policy coordinator to support our influencing work.
About the role
The Disability Charities Consortium (DCC) is a coalition of eight of the largest disability charities: Action on Hearing Loss, Disability Rights UK, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Mencap, Mind, National Autistic Society, RNIB and Scope. We come together to influence government jointly on a small number of policy areas including employment, welfare and independent living.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the disability sector at a time when disability issues are high on the government’s agenda. As DCC policy coordinator, you will gain valuable experience, working with senior colleagues across a number of high-profile organisations, to make policy change happen.
You will take responsibility for ensuring the Consortium works effectively and maximises its influencing opportunities. This will include arranging meetings, producing oral and written briefings, liaising with ministerial offices and officials, undertaking research and developing policy.
We are looking for a dynamic, self-starting individual with excellent political judgement and great policy ideas. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of working in a coalition or bringing people together for a common purpose.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people.