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We have re-launched the Disability Network with better web-publishing technology. You will see us focus on two areas: disability awareness information and employment. The job search section remains the largest independent and most successful section.

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YOUR HOME.

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If you live in your own home you may be entitled to a grant which will allow you to adapt your home to allow you to live more independently, and to purchase equipment which will help you in a number of day-to-day tasks.

Adapting your home


Local authorities are required by law to give Disabled Facilities Grants to eligible applicants to make houses suitable for disabled people. The Grants are available to owners and tenants in both private and social housing sectors.You may be expected to pay some of the costs, depending on your financial circumstances.

Contact your local social services department / housing authority to arrange for an assessment of the improvements and adaptations to meet your needs, and details of accessing Disabled Facilities funding. Your local council may also be able to move you to more suitable living accommodation if this is your preference, and would offer the same help as improving or adapting the existing accommodation.


Home Improvement Agencies


If you are arranging for the work to be carried out yourself you may be able to get help from a Home Improvement Agency. They are not-for-profit organisations which advise on what work needs to be done and then project manage it on your behalf.

Foundations


The National Co-ordinating Body for Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) in England. HIAs are not for profit, locally based organisations that assist vulnerable homeowners to improve, maintain or adapt their home. By improving people's living conditions, HIAs enhance their quality of life and enable them to remain in their home in greater comfort and security. Foundations, Bleaklow House, Howard Town Mill, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8HT - Telephone: 01457 891909

 



Development and Asset Management Project Assistant

Development and Asset Management Project Assistant
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: The Homestead, York
Term: Permanent

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) are working together for a prosperous and poverty free UK where everyone can thrive and contribute.

We are now seeking a Project Assistant to support our Development and Asset Project Management team who work with the wider Housing, Care and Policy and Research teams to drive and support the delivery of excellent services and contribute to our ambitious JRF/JRHT strategic plan.

We are a small housing association with an ambition to change national policy and practice and you will play a key role in supporting us to achieve our ambition. You will assist in the successful delivery of our development projects, ensuring excellent administrative support, meet audit requirements, monitor and resolve defects and resolve queries for all new build schemes. You will take on responsibility for small scale new build projects from inception to completion working closely with key internal and external stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will have proven experience of working in the property sector environment with the ability to work as part of a team, deliver under pressure and cope with conflicting priorities. You will have excellent communication skills, be proactive and have an excellent attention to detail. A good knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications is essential. You will have a basic knowledge of the housing development and asset management processes and regulations. A housing or construction related qualification is desirable.

In return you can expect to make a measurable contribution to a charity that transforms lives every day.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline is on Monday 14 September 2015 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held at The Homestead on Tuesday 22 September 2015.

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.



Development Project Manager

Development Project Manager
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Salary: £49,233 per annum (i.e. £27.05 per hour)
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: The Homestead, York
Term: Permanent

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) are working together for a prosperous and poverty free UK where everyone can thrive and contribute.

We are now seeking an experienced Project Manager to work within our Development and Asset Management team. This team works alongside the wider Housing, Care and Policy and Research teams to drive and support the delivery of new build homes and contributes to our ambitious JRF/JRHT strategic plan.

We are a small housing association with an ambition to change national policy and practice and you will play a key team role in supporting us to achieve our ambition. You will lead on the delivery of high quality new build development projects from inception to completion, ensuring value for money, innovative design, detailed specification and sustainability.

Internal and external stakeholder management is key to the role, advising on quality and procurement aspects of development, ensuring smooth interface throughout the construction phases and handover to Housing Management. You will be accountable for monitoring and reporting on KPIs and will represent the “Client” in setting excellent standards of health and safety at all phases.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven track record that demonstrates the skills and abilities of managing complex construction projects in residential developments and mixed tenure housing. You will be a strong team player with the ability to engage and motivate at all levels. A degree and/or Chartered Membership in a related Construction, Design, Surveying or Engineering field is essential.

In return you can expect to make a measurable contribution to a charity that transforms lives every day.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline is on Monday 14 September 2015 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held at The Homestead on Monday 21 September 2015.


Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.



Deputy Director

Deputy Director
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Salary: £59,751 - £63,282 per annum
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: The Homestead, York
Term: Permanent

JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive social change in the UK. JRF works tirelessly to identify and address the root causes of poverty and injustice, whilst JRHT works to build resilient communities where people can really thrive. As Deputy Director, Financial Management, you will be central to everything we do, providing a financial management and advice service across both organisations.

Your role will be to lead and manage the financial management team to establish a business partner approach to financial planning and budget management. You will be responsible for maintaining an overview of financial operations across both JRF and JRHT and will take a proactive role in working with senior management to identify issues that require attention and develop solutions. You will also be responsible for ensuring that our financial plans and budgets are structured effectively to support the delivery of our business plans and ensure the most effective allocation of financial resources.

This is a challenging and varied role requiring an excellent track record in delivering a proactive financial management and in developing new ways of working. To support your technical expertise, you will have excellent people management skills to develop and lead the financial management team as well a strong communication and networking skills with the ability to develop positive and effective relationships both internally and externally.

In return you can expect to make a measurable contribution to a charity that transforms lives every day.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline is on Friday 4 September 2015.
Interviews will be held at The Homestead on a date to be confirmed.

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.



Advanced Electrician

Advanced Electrician
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Salary: £24,114 per annum (i.e. £11.89 per hour)
Hours of work: Full time, 39 hours per week
Location: Based in York, with occasional travel to other locations within the JRHT stock portfolio
Term: Permanent

The JRHT strives to deliver excellent service, demonstrate innovation and best practice and to influence service providers across the UK.

We are looking for an experienced Electrician to support the Property Services functions to ensure seamless and efficient service delivery, working within our multi trades teams. The successful applicant will be joining us at a time where significant changes and improvements are taking place in the Property Services Team.

Working within a customer focused, solution orientated environment. This is an exciting and challenging post for someone who is flexible and comfortable working within a changing environment. You will be a fully qualified Electrician to City & Guilds Level 1 & 2 (or equivalent) with Electrical Testing experience.

Download an application pack from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline: 1.00pm on Monday 7 September 2015.
Interviews will be held in New Earswick on Monday 14 September 2015.

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.



Senior Finance Officer

Senior Finance Officer
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

(CARE SERVICES)

Salary: £27,120 per annum (i.e. £14.90 per hour)
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: The Homestead, York (travel to Care Homes in York, Leeds, Scarborough and Hartlepool will be required)
Term: Permanent

Do you want to be part of an organisation where you can make a measurable and worthwhile contribution that makes a positive difference to people’s lives?

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) are working together to achieve their vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK where everyone can thrive and contribute.

We are looking for a passionate, innovative and engaging individual to join us as Senior Finance Officer within our Financial Services department leading a team of Finance Officers that provide a key service for our Care Services teams across the region.

To be successful in this role we are looking for an individual who has a proven track record of providing a great customer service through strong leadership skills and an engaged team. Experience of managing staff/ teams remotely would be a great advantage. A collaborative approach to ways of working with both internal and external stakeholders is essential. You will have the confidence to work proactively and independently with effective time management skills to achieve efficiencies and meet deadlines. The ability to manage change through creativity and innovation that creates buy-in is essential. Ideally, you will have finance and /or accounting experience in care and social housing. Travel will be required with this role; therefore a current and clean driving license is essential.

If you are successful, you will be joining a team that is passionate about delivering great customer service and has a supportive environment that encourages development and great team work.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at http://www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline is on Monday 14 September 2015 at 1:00pm.
Interviews will be held at The Homestead on Thursday 24 September 2015.

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.



Technical Specialist (Gas)

Technical Specialist (Gas)
E.ON

JOB DESCRIPTION

You'll have 450 square miles of workspace

Salary: £28,216 plus overtime
Home-based with travel across Wales

E.ON is a global provider of specialised energy solutions. We’re also an important trader in global commodities, working hard to make the best deals possible for our worldwide business and, ultimately, our customers.

We’re currently looking for a Technical Specialist (Gas) to support our Dual Fuel Meter Technicians in North Wales. Working with other specialists, you’ll be maintaining and developing a team of field technicians. Proactive and resourceful, as well as an accomplished technician in your own right, you’ll also be stepping in to fix complex problems where necessary.

Whether you’re mentoring less experienced team members, investigating customer complaints or auditing meter technicians, you’ll be the lynchpin of our regional operation. You’ll have a meaningful impact not just in your team, but also on the lives of E.ON’s customers.

This is a varied role where no two days will be the same. Though you’ll be based at home, you’ll be mobile and able to travel across North Wales at short notice, supporting field technicians wherever necessary.

This is a demanding role with a lot of responsibility. But the rewards are great as well. You won’t just have the renown of working for a world-leading energy supplier, you’ll have the chance for real career progression too.

Qualifications

Essential Skill Requirement

• Exceptional technical competence in electric and gas metering activity.
• Gas Safe Qualification CNN1, MET1.
• Meter Operation Code Of Practice Agreement (MOCOPA) accredited (or equivalent), and authorised to work on the distribution network.
• Outstanding communications skills: able to deal with technicians, team leaders and customers
• Full UK driving licence.
• Resident of LL postcode area, or willing to relocate there at own expense.

Desirable Skill Requirements

• Extensive experience working with heating appliances. With Gas Safe Qualification, CENWAT, CKR1, CPA1, HTR1
• Ability to quickly develop a working understanding of other areas within E.ON.

Additional Information

This role is to cover the Wales area.

This is a permanent role.

Due to the nature of this role a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check may be required.

The closing date for this role is Wednesday 2nd September.



Legal Information Officer

Legal Information Officer
Matrix Chambers

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full time, salary scale starting at £27,275.40 per annum.

The successful candidate will have legal research skills; familiarity and confidence with all the major on-line sources of legal information and with accessing paper sources of information; a legal qualification, ideally to degree level or an equivalent professional qualification. On a day-to-day basis the role will largely involve contributing to a legal information enquiry service, creating content for our current awareness services, and undertaking more substantial research requests as required. The role of the Legal Information Team includes identifying, creating and implementing new opportunities to share and utilise information through new resources and/or technologies. Supervision of more junior members of the team will be necessary at times.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 16th September 2015 at 10am.

An application pack can be found on our website www.matrixlaw.co.uk. or by emailing Lindsay Clarke on recruitment@matrixlaw.co.uk. Please ask if you would like to receive an application pack in an alternative format. We do not accept CVs; any received will not be considered.

Matrix is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff and its members, including supporting flexible working. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people of all ages, people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are under represented in the legal sector. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the job.



News Planning and Media Manager

News Planning and Media Manager
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Salary: £40,332 per annum (or £45,332 with London Weighting if post based in London)
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: York or London
Term: Permanent

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. We want to see a prosperous UK where everyone can play their part.

This is an important senior role with responsibility for leading JRF and JRHT’s media team to position the organisation as an influential voice in the public debate on how social and economic policy and practice impact on people on low incomes. You will be running our news grid and designing and implementing high profile and strategic media plans e.g. for JRF’s annual set pieces like data monitoring reports. An important part of the job is the ability to identify risk and protect JRF and JRHT’s reputation in the media so experience in crisis comms management is desirable.

We are looking for someone who ideally has strong contacts in the national media and/or is confident building relationships and dealing with high profile national print media and broadcast journalists. We want someone who is proactive with the ability and insight to insert JRF evidence in a timely and strategic way when opportunities arise in the media and political debate. You need to be able to understand and get under the skin of research, translate it into enticing copy and sell it to high-profile media outlets. Above all, we are after a news and social media junkie who is passionate about keeping poverty and social issues in the UK in the media spotlight.

The role is in the Communications and External Affairs Directorate, and is part of the Engagement team, which includes the functions of media, stakeholder relations, and digital marketing and communications. The role reports to the Head of Engagement and line manages a Senior Media Officer. The role could be based in York at JRF’s headquarters or JRF’s London office, with very frequent travel to the other location and occasional travel throughout the UK.


Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline is on Monday 21 September 2015 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held at The Homestead on Wednesday 7 October 2015.

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.



Derwenthorpe Manager

Derwenthorpe Manager
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Salary: £33,270 per annum (i.e. £18.28 per hour)
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: Derwenthorpe
Term: Permanent

Derwenthorpe is an award winning, unique, cross tenure community in York; comprising of housing and facilities which put into practice the latest construction and energy efficiency technologies.

This exciting development is being built by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and Foundation in partnership with David Wilson Homes and will eventually consist of 490 high specification homes and associated community facilities.

We are looking for a manager to develop our services and to work with residents to ensure that Derwenthorpe thrives and as a vibrant successful community. Bringing together the co-ordination of our services including research and resident involvement, this is a key role and an exciting opportunity to manage a growing development and a flourishing new community.

If you have experience of community development and engagement and working effectively with diverse, mixed tenure, mixed income communities then we would like to hear from you.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline is on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held at Derwenthorpe on Wednesday 7 October 2015.

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.



Health & Safety Co-Ordinator

Health & Safety Co-Ordinator
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Salary: £27,120 per annum (i.e. £14.90 per hour)
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: The Homestead, York
Term: Permanent

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) are working together for a prosperous and poverty free UK where everyone can thrive and contribute.

JRF/JRHT are undergoing significant change with respect to the management of health, safety and wellbeing across all areas and departments, which has led to an increase in the level of support needed to assist managers to meet their responsibilities and to deliver continual improvement.

The post offers the chance to play a significant part in this busy and challenging phase of the organisation’s growth and in return will provide the successful candidate with excellent opportunities for development.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing deadline is on Thursday 24 September 2015 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held in at The Homestead on Friday 9 October 2015.

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.

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Employment Rights.

Disabled workers share the same general employment rights as other workers, but there are also some special provisions under the Equality Act. Under the Equality Act, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people, for a reason related to their disability, in all aspects of employment, unless this can be justified. If you believe that your employer has treated you less favourably than others for a reason related to your disability, or if your employer has not made reasonable adjustments for you in the workplace, you may want to consider further action. There are a number of actions you might take.

Disability Toolkits.

The main barriers can be inaccessible information, inaccessible buildings, inaccessible transport, inflexible procedures and practices. Public services have a duty to consult on the likely impact of proposed policies to ensure they do not have an adverse or negative impact on people due to their disability, age, gender, race or ethnicity, sexuality, religion or faith. Our team provides strategic and practical advice on engagement. Contact us for more information.

Sports & Hobbies.

Contact local council to obtain details of accessible sports facilities, parks, arts, neighbourhood centres, museums, community facilities and entertainment venues in your area. Many national and local sports organisations, clubs and groups cater for people of all ages, with all kinds of disabilities. In addition there are organisations that are specifically for people with particular disabilities. 

Disability Engagement.

Effective community engagement and consultation can help ensure the Council is providing the services that residents really need, in the way that residents want to access them. It is crucial that those being asked to take part in engagement of whatever type understand what the offer is - whether it is the ground rules of a participatory budgeting event, consultation on service changes, or why it is important to register to vote. 

Accommodation needs.

Plan ahead and let the airline or travel operators know about your needs - it is their job to help you and make your trip as safe and comfortable as possible. Choose your method of transport with care, and when flying, go with the most direct route so that you are not left trying to change flights at numerous locations around the world. Discuss with the airline if you will need any assistance.

Sportability.

A British registered charity which provides sporting and adventurous activites for people with all forms of paralysis. Activities include everything from Archery to Canoeing, Gliding to Shooting, Quad-biking to Scuba-Diving, Land-yachting, Falconry and Fishing.

Motoring.

If you are disabled and need motor transport to get out and about, contact Motability, an independent not-for-profit organisation, which provides options on car transport solutions for disabled people. In addition The Disabled Drivers' Motor Club (DDMC) is a specialist voluntary organisation in the UK run by and for disabled people who have an interest in motoring and independent mobility.

Reasonable Adjustments.

Under the Equality Act your employer has certain duties to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure that you are not put at a substantial disadvantage by their employment arrangements or by any physical feature of the workplace. Examples of the sort of adjustments your employer should consider in consultation with you, are set out in the Equality Act.

YOUR RIGHTS IN HEALTH.
HEALTH SERVICES.

Your Rights in Health

YOUR RIGHTS IN HEALTH

The Equality Act 2010 is the law protecting people living with a disability from any form of discrimination as a result of their disability. Under the Act health and social services must give disabled people the same access as all other service users. 

Health Consent

CONSENT

You must be given the opportunity to grant or deny your consent to any health procedure that is suggested, provided you are mentally able to give it, are in possession of enough information to allow you to make a decision and your consent is given freely and not as the result of pressure from anyone else.

Disability Health Services

HEALTH SERVICES

If you are disabled, or care for a disabled relative or friend it is important that you understand what health related services are available to you from social services, the Health Service and voluntary organisations. 

Occupational therapists

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

Occupational therapists work with people of any age with physical or mental health problems to promote their independence in caring for themselves, in employment and in leisure activities. Occupational Therapists work with disabled people, their families and/or carers, to resolve any practical problems or restrictions on lifestyle that might be experienced.

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DISABILITY ENGAGEMENT SERVICES.

Disability Network Sponsorship

SPONSORSHIP
DISABILITY NETWORK

Sponsorship is a great way to support the Disability Network whilst gaining fantastic visibility for your company.

Disability Network Will

LEGACY
WILL AND GIFT

Leaving a legacy for the Disability Network is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us.

Disability Awareness

DISABILITY AWARENESS
PARTNERSHIP

The Disability Awareness partnership provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition.

Disability Network Profile

COMPANY PROFILE
MINI WEBSITE

Company profile page gives advertisers a mini website within our niche coverage dedicated to promoting their organisation.

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ONLY DIFFERENT.

RECRUITERS.

With commitment to equal opportunities for the disabled community at its core, the Disability Network brings together jobseekers with employers committed to equality in their recruitment practices. We believe everyone should have the right to work. That’s why we’re committed to supporting disadvantaged people into employment and to live more independent lives.

DISABILITY CHAMPION.

The Disability Awareness Partnership provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their commitment to disability and demonstrate to target candidates. The benefits of the membership include to demonstrate your achievements to your customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and competitors. The annual membership fee at £2750 and open to both large and small businesses.

BRANDED LOGO.

Links are non-animated advertising which appear at the home pages,
providing a high visibility short-cut straight to your information result or your website. Now only £2100 for 6 months.

FEATURED EMPLOYER.

This is a value added option, allowing advertisers to uniquely position
their organisation’s name at the centre of the home page, with a
dedicated link to your advertised positions or Company Profile. Now only £3000 for 12 months.

COMPANY PROFILE.

Company profile page gives advertisers a mini website within our niche coverage dedicated to promoting their organisation, its opportunities and career development policies to interested candidates. Now only £3600 for 6 months.

NEWSLETTER.

Press releases enable diversity friendly organisations to get their diversity news out, to promote the work their people in the business or organisation are doing, or to announce changes. Cost £750 per E-Shot