Working with Equality Together

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.

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.

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.

If you share our vision, mission and values, take a look below at our current vacancies. Here you will be able to download an application pack. If you have any trouble downloading a pack, please email enquiry@equalitytogether.org.uk – we do not accept C.V applications.

Please send completed applications to enquiry@equalitytogether.org.uk

Part Time Project Worker

Alternative to Respite

Salary: £11.60 per hour

14 hours per week

Funded until 31.01.2024

EQUALITY TOGETHER, is a user-led disabled people’s charity seeking to recruit a Part Time Project Worker, this role reports directly to the Project Co-ordinator and plays a key role in the daily activity and delivery of our new and exciting venture “Alternatives to Respite”. Which aims to reach carers and individuals with direct lived experience (disabled people) to explore, plan and book “Alternatives to Respite” in terms of activities, trips, breaks and accessible holidays for when restrictions ease in relation to COVID-19 and beyond

You will need to have a flexible approach to working as part of the Alternatives to Respite Team and be able to work effectively in providing a “People Centred” service either on site or at community outreach facilities as and when required. You will need good computer, communication and interpersonal skills.

The closing date for returning completed applications for this post is

12noon on Monday 22nd February 2021

EQUALITY TOGETHER welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a full DBS check

An application pack can be either downloaded from our website or by making contact to:

EQUALITY TOGETHER

Manningham Mills Community Centre

The Silk Warehouse |Lilycroft Road, Bradford | BD9 5BD

T: 01274 594173

E: Enquiry@Equalitytogether.org.uk | W: www.equalitytogether.org.uk

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone further about this post, please ask to speak with Jill Griffiths (Operations Manager).

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 24th February 2021

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Client Services Manager

Welfare Rights & Advocacy

Contract length: 12 months

Part-time hours: 21 per week

Application deadline: 31/03/2021

Expected start date: 01/05/2021

Equality Together is a non-profit organisation that provides free, impartial, independent and confidential advice to those with complex and continuing health care conditions including but not exclusive to those relating to age, disability, sensory needs, learning disability and mental health issues.

We are looking for a Client Services Manager to ensure the delivery of expert welfare rights advice and non-statutory and group advocacy at a time when our services are more essential than ever. You will play a pivotal role in supporting clients and be a motivational leader for members of the advice and advocacy team. Skilled at delivering welfare rights advice, advocacy and quality assurance processes, you will transform lives and ensure our services remain the leading in its field.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect.

In return we can offer you flexible working and generous leave entitlements. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we’ll invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to work in an established, supportive and high-performing service and join an innovative, non-hierarchical organisation that values your opinion and encourages learning.

Application Form

Kickstart Trainee Welfare Rights Advisor

Salary: £6.45 – £8.72 per hour depending on the age of the successful candidate.

25 hours per week

*This job must be applied for via your Job Centre work coach*

Flexible working, hours to be completed between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday-Friday. Days and hours of work to be agreed with the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will support the Welfare Rights Team in delivery benefits advice service to individuals and families with disabilities and mental health needs. Advice and casework will be offered both face-to-face and over the telephone, with the successful candidate maintaining a caseload of their own clients with whom they will work long-term to support in claiming benefits.

To be considered, applicants must demonstrate a passion for social justice and for tackling discrimination in inequity, particularly around disabilities. Experience or understanding of the needs of people with disabilities is must, as it the ability to engage in an appropriate and understanding manner.

In addition to on-the-job training, extensive experience and the potential for long-term employment, we offer a wonderful and rewarding environment.

As well as engaging with a dedicated Peer Mentor, and after demonstrating a commitment to the organisation and its clients, external training and development can be provided in relation to qualifications in administration, welfare rights, disability or health and social care.

Internal training and qualifications will be provided in relation to Disability Awareness and Unconscious Bias, Hidden Disabilities, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.

Further optional training in First Aid at Work and Mental Health First Aider will also be offered.

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Kickstart Trainee Client Support Advisor

Salary: £6.45 – £8.72 per hour depending on the age of the successful candidate.

25 hours per week

*This job must be applied for via your Job Centre work coach*

Flexible working, hours to be completed between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday-Friday. Days and hours of work to be agreed with the successful candidate.

As a Trainee Client Support Advisor, you will be the first point of contact for our Organisation. The duties include offering administrative support across the organisation. You will welcome clients and greet people who visit our offices. You will also coordinate front-desk activities, including distribution of correspondence and redirecting telephone calls.

In addition to on-the-job training, extensive experience and the potential for long-term employment, we offer a wonderful and rewarding environment.

As well as engaging with a dedicated Peer Mentor, and after demonstrating a commitment to the organisation and its clients, external training and development can be provided in relation to qualifications in administration, welfare rights, disability or health and social care.

Internal training and qualifications will be provided in relation to Disability Awareness and Unconscious Bias, Hidden Disabilities, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.

Further optional training in First Aid at Work and Mental Health First Aider will also be offered

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Kickstart Trainee Retail Assistant

Salary: £6.45 – £8.72 per hour depending on the age of the successful candidate.

25 hours per week

*This job must be applied for via your Job Centre work coach*

To assist in the day to day running of the 1838 Thrift Shop to maximise sales and increase independent income for the organisation.

Key responsibilities include maximising sales by maintaining high standards of display and layout in the shop and shop windows, ensuring that stock density is maintained, regular rotation of stock is carried out and that maximum realistic prices are obtained on donated items.

Gift Aid is a vital source of income from donated goods and you should ensure that this is maximised when dealing with customers and donors, ensuring that excellent customer service is provided at all times. You should also ensure that high standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the shop, including the sales floor, stock processing area and communal areas.

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