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Vacancy for paid member Disability Design Reference Group
(Application extended to Sunday 31st January)

Application Documents (click the following links to download):

Are you passionate about helping create an inclusive barrier-free public transport system across Greater Manchester?

Breakthrough UK, a leading disabled peoples user led organisation, is seeking to recruit a disabled person who uses a long cane to join the Disability Design Reference Group (DDRG).

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people from BAME communities.

The DDRG is an award winning advisory group set up to assist Transport for Greater Manchester and other organisations. The group’s work helps ensure that as far as possible inclusive barrier-free public transport systems are developed and enhanced.

As a DDRG member you will provide public travel accessibility advice based on lived experience of your impairment, and as an independent user of public transport systems across Greater Manchester.

You must live or work within the boundaries of Greater Manchester for this role.

Duties include:

  • To comment, as required, on TfGM’s work and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Provide advice which helps to provide an appropriate level of access to the Metrolink system (both extensions to the system and existing Metrolink provision) as well as other TfGM projects for disabled people.
  • Advise on and participate in appropriate communication and marketing activities in relation to the Metrolink project;
  • Contribute to ongoing evaluation of the DDRG.

We would expect a commitment to attend 11 monthly meetings per calendar year.

In return you’ll receive £60 per meeting plus travel expenses within Greater Manchester.

Please note: monthly meetings are currently remote due to Covid 19 restrictions.

As a Disabled Peoples User Led Organisation our Articles of Association require that a minimum of 75% of our Board of Trustees are Disabled People and we strive to be an exemplar employer of Disabled People, ensuring that our employment practices and workplace are barrier free and inclusive. Currently over 50% of our employees identify as Disabled People.

Please submit no more than two sides of A4 outlining your experience and what assets you could bring to the role, using the attached application form.

Information is available in alternative formats here – Braille file, audio transcript and accessible pdf.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 8th January 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 21st January from 3pm and applicants should ensure that they are available for interview on this date. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified by Sunday 31st January.

Please email admin@breakthrough-uk.co.uk to apply.

Vacancy for paid member Disability Design Reference Group – autistic person
(Application extended to Sunday 31st January)

Application Documents (click the following links to download):

Are you passionate about helping create an inclusive barrier-free public transport system across Greater Manchester?

Breakthrough UK, a leading disabled peoples user led organisation, is  seeking to recruit an autistic person to join the Disability Design Reference Group (DDRG).

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people from BAME communities.

The DDRG is an award winning advisory group set up to assist Transport for Greater Manchester and other organisations. The group’s work helps ensure that as far as possible inclusive barrier-free public transport systems are developed and enhanced.

As a DDRG member you will provide public travel accessibility advice based on lived experience of your impairment, and as an independent user of public transport systems across Greater Manchester.

You must live or work within the boundaries of Greater Manchester for this role.

Duties include:

To comment, as required, on TfGM’s work and make recommendations for improvement.

Provide advice which helps to provide an appropriate level of access to the Metrolink system (both extensions to the system and existing Metrolink provision) as well as other TfGM projects for disabled people.

Advise on and participate in appropriate communication and marketing activities in relation to the Metrolink project;

Contribute to ongoing evaluation of the DDRG.

We would expect a commitment to attend 11 monthly meetings per calendar year.

In return you’ll receive £60 per meeting plus travel expenses within Greater Manchester.

Please note: monthly meetings are currently remote due to Covid 19 restrictions.

As a Disabled Peoples User Led Organisation our Articles of Association require that a minimum of 75% of our Board of Trustees are Disabled People and we strive to be an exemplar employer of Disabled People, ensuring that our employment practices and workplace are barrier free and inclusive. Currently over 50% of our employees identify as Disabled People.

Please submit no more than two sides of A4 outlining your experience and what assets you could bring to the role.

All applicants must also submit a completed Application Form which can be downloaded from our website at www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk

Information is available in alternative formats on request to meet access needs.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Sunday 31st January.

Please email admin@breakthrough-uk.co.uk to apply.

Vacancy for an Employment Service Manager

Purpose of role: you will deliver an Employment Service for disabled people in Manchester to enable them to secure and sustain paid employment.

You will be a great networker both virtually and face to face and create employment partnerships with local and national employers in Greater Manchester, whilst providing line management support to a small team of staff.

We are looking for a positive, pro-active employment specialist who wants to take their steps into management.  You will delivers outcomes, whilst ensuring that the core values of the organisation are not compromised.

Technology has a significant role to play in our work now, but that human interaction and relationships are of even greater importance. You want to feel like a valued member of a growing team, in an organisation which recognises that that its people are not just a number, but its greatest asset and part of an extended family – working together to support each other to meet organisational and not just individual goals. Ideal candidates will be looking for a demanding post in a fast moving entrepreneurial disabled people’s organisation.

You should be confident and happy building and maintaining relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 24th January, please apply to Roger Goodwin via r.goodwin@breakthrough-uk.co.uk.