Equality Together started in 1979 as a group of 5 volunteers (Action Group for Disabled People) who, fed up of being discriminated against, united together to help educate and provide a platform for other disabled people in their communities.
In 1988 we became a registered charity, first as DIAL Bradford (Disability Information and Advice Line) before going on to grow and work with many other charities both locally and nationally, before merging with two other charities in 2015 and becoming Equality Together as we are known today.
For 41 years we have helped change the lives of tens of thousands of people within the Bradford and District areas. We lead the way in advocating for our service users and have become a pillar of our community. We are the people other charities turn to for advice and guidance. We’re there for people when no one else is.
We fight tirelessly for some of the most marginalised and deprived people in society, always striving to find a positive outcome in areas which may have previously seemed perilous and bleak. We work with people with complex disabilities and last year 35% of our service users were from Black and Mixed Ethnicity communities.
Our work is funded in part by The Clinical Commissioning Group which was set up to support the work of The NHS in areas they were just too stretched to reach.
We believe everybody, regardless of any impairment or social status, should have the exact same access to and quality of life, that’s why we support the social model of disability and why our main objective is to support people to improve their lives by challenging disabling barriers.
2 x Programme Workers
Hourly Salary Rate: £11.60
Part Time – 18.5 hours per week
THE ROLES ARE FIXED TERM CONTRACTS FOR 2 YEARS
With a 3-month probationary period.
The four organisations of EQUALITY TOGETHER; BTM; BRADFORD PEOPLE FIRST & PEOPLE FIRST KEIGHLEY & CRAVEN are seeking to recruit 4 x Part Time Programme Workers, the people appointed to these posts will play a key role within the newly funded Bradford Innovation Fund Project.
You will need to have a flexible approach to working as part of a partnership delivery team and be able to work effectively on your own. You will have excellent computer skills, report writing skills as well has open and friendly communication and interpersonal skills.
As a Programme Worker you will support the four partner organisations to deliver the projects primary objectives:
- To train, support and enable people with direct lived experience to gain greater awareness, confidence and understanding in relation to “Choice & Control” as an individual.
- To engage with the wider community of people with direct lived experience that live across the Bradford Metropolitan District.
- To provide the opportunity for individuals with direct lived experience to co-design and co-produce a varied range of services and intervention programmes to support and enable other individuals to increase self-confidence to re-engage as restrictions ease or change following Government Guidelines in relation to COVID-19.
- To work with individuals with direct lived experience to develop plans and put them into action to increase awareness, understanding, participation and ownership through “Choice & Control” in relation to a diverse range of activities, services and training programmes.
Closing Date for returning completed applications is 12noon on Monday 28th September 2020, with interviews taking place shortly after.
All Partner Organisations welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. If you find you don’t fit the full person specification but think you’d be perfect for the role, please use your application and cover letter to tell us why.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake a full DBS check
To apply please download the following full person specification and application form, and email them back to us with your covering letter.
If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone further about this post, please ask to speak with