DAD are looking to recruit a Disability Access and Information Officer to raise awareness and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing the community, goods, services, and information and advice and influence change to improve access for disabled people.
Grade/Salary: £21,000 - £22,500 pro rata depending on experience
Hours: 35 hours per week
The post would involve working with planners, developers, and decision makers to ensure developments / changes to physical environment are as accessible as possible for disabled people; other organisations and agencies to ensure that disabled people have equal access to information, advice, and support. It would also include supporting disabled people to challenge decisions that affect their ability to access the community, goods, services, and information and advice, and working with the Towns Fund team at Darlington Borough Council on all relevant projects.
We are looking for someone with experience in working with and supporting disabled people to achieve personal goals, and has the knowledge of the Social Model of Disability and principles of equal opportunities. Excellent communication skills on an individual and group basis and the ability to relate to a wide cross section of people is essential.
The following would be preferable: Understanding of Part M of building regulations, BS3800 and Tactile Guidance, and the Working knowledge of Inclusive mobility.