The Disability Network Engagement Campaign specialise in increasing disable people engagement and participation in elected and appointed governance, service planning and policy development. The emphasis is on understanding the effects of a proposal and focusing on real engagement with key groups rather than following a set process.

Government is improving the way it consults by adopting a more proportionate and targeted approach, so that the type and scale of engagement is proportional to the potential impacts of the proposal.

The best 3 ways to use Disability Network according to our survey:

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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.


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


Special Constables

Special Constables
Hertfordshire HQ


Hertfordshire Constabulary strives to provide an exceptional policing service to its communities, with a beat spread over 632 square miles and encompassing more than a million people. It’s a challenging task, but our police officers receive invaluable support from Hertfordshire’s volunteer team of Special Constables.

Our Special Constables are there to help uphold the law, with all the same duties and powers as regular police officers. On any given day, Special Constables are out on patrol in the community, attending crime scenes, monitoring traffic and making arrests. Most importantly, Special Constables act as a safe, reassuring presence for the people of Hertfordshire.

We encourage diversity amongst our Special Constables – they possess a wide variety of skills and come from a range of backgrounds. You might already have a job. You might be retired. You might be a school leaver or a career-changer who wants to see what life is like in the police force. Whatever your experience level, there’s space for you to make a difference in your community as a Special Constable.

Many of our Special Constables have full-time jobs and families and volunteer with us in their spare time. It’s a flexible role and our volunteers police officers only need to give a minimum of 16 hours per month to be part of the team.

If you want to give back to your local community, you’re 18 or over, in good health and can commit to initial training, then volunteer as a Special Constable with Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Find out more today at hertspolicecareers.co.uk.

Closing date is Friday 15th May.

Donor Development Officer

Donor Development Officer


London, EC3R 8AD

We are seeking a new Donor Development Officer to join our growing and dynamic Fundraising team. SSAFA is about to launch an ambitious three year fundraising strategy to increase our voluntary income and fund new projects and specialist services for the benefit of our Armed Forces and their families.

You will deliver the strategic requirements of the individual programme, working closely with the Individual Giving Manager on implementation. You will focus on the retention of existing individual donors and maximising net income; managing SSAFA’s in memoriam giving programme.

To carry out this role successfully you will have:

- Current knowledge of individual supporter trends
- Ability to communicate effectively with a cross section of individuals
- Experience of working in a charitable environment
- Ability to be organised, plan ahead and work to agreed timeframes.

SSAFA is one of the UK’s leading military charities, and has been here to provide lifelong support to our Forces and their families for nearly 130 years. We provide practical, financial and emotional support and a range of specialist services for servicemen and women and their families. Every year we support 90,000 people across the UK and in 14 countries around the world through our network of 7,000 volunteers and professional staff.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply please visit our website. Send your CV and supporting statement, addressing how you meet the person specification, to hr@ssafa.org.uk quoting ref: 000389. Please also let us know where you saw this advert.

Closing date: 13 April 2015 at 9am.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Liz Graham, Individual Giving Manager on 020 7463 9203 for an informal discussion.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service. Registered Charity Numbers: 210760 (England and Wales) SC038056 (Scotland). Established 1885.

Commercial Practitioner

Commercial Practitioner
Matrix Chambers


Since its creation in 2000, Matrix has been involved in a wide and increasing range of commercial disputes and litigation, both under UK domestic law and in an exceptionally wide range of international courts and tribunals. This involvement has continued to grow rapidly and Matrix now seeks applications from outstanding commercial practitioners with complementary practices to one or more of the existing specialisms of Matrix, including: commercial arbitration; competition and regulatory law; corporate crime; employment and discrimination law; environmental law; EU law; media and information law; public law; public international law; sports law; telecommunications law.

The successful candidates will need to demonstrate that they are outstanding commercial practitioners who support the core values of Matrix: see www.matrixlaw.co.uk.

An application pack can be found on our website www.matrixlaw.co.uk on the ‘Opportunities at Matrix’ page or can be requested by emailing anniebargione@matrixlaw.co.uk. If you would like to receive an application pack in an alternative format please call 020 7404 3447. Potential applicants who wish to discuss their application may contact Lindsay Scott, our Chief Executive Officer, or Rhodri Thompson QC (email lscott@matrixlaw.co.uk; rthompson@matrixlaw.co.uk). All applications and potential applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 8 May 2015.

Matrix strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff and members. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector. We will make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the position.

Asset Surveyors

Asset Surveyors


2 posts

Salary: £27,120 per annum (i.e. £14.90 per hour)

Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: New Earswick, York

The JRHT strives to deliver excellent service, demonstrate innovation and best practice and to influence service providers across the UK. In order to support our Asset Management strategy and our Anti-Poverty Landlord strategy, we are looking for two asset surveyors to work in our Modernisation and Planned Maintenance Team. To plan, implement and project manage within the maintenance and improvement plan for our properties.

Working within a customer focused, solution orientated environment, these are varied and challenging posts for people who have experience of working in the housing sector and who are comfortable working within a changing environment.

You will need to have experience of project management of schemes ideally within a housing setting, as well as a recognised building qualification and relevant experience.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs, alternatively request an application pack via our 24-hour recruitment answerphone: 01904 615 943.

Closing deadline is 12 noon on Wednesday 13 May 2015.

Interviews will be held in New Earswick on Wednesday 20 May 2015.

Late applications will not be accepted.

No CVs or agency applications please.

Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager
BT Sport


Social Media Manager, BT Sport - 23488
Job function : Online Marketing
Main location : United Kingdom-London-London
Schedule : Full-time
Working pattern : Standard
Salary : Attractive (depending on experience)
Closing date : May 27, 2015, 11:59:00 PM

Job Title: Social Media Manager, BT Sport
Location: BT Sport Studio, iCity, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. London.

Remuneration: Attractive (depending on experience) includes: Base Salary, 10% Bonus, 25 Days Holiday, Pension, BT Employee Broadband.
Working Patterns: Willingness to work to a flexible rota dictated by a schedule of sports events. Shift times vary and could include 7am starts or midnight finishes, within 7 days a week cycle.

BT Sport, About us:
BT Sport is shaking things up. We changed all the rules when we made our dedicated sports channels free to millions of BT broadband customers. We’ve got the biggest games from the worlds of football and rugby and a growing line-up of sports from across the globe.

Starting from scratch makes it an incredibly exciting – and challenging – place to be. We’ve got the hottest, freshest talent. And our own award-winning, purpose-built studios in the Olympic Park.

We’re available at home, online through btsport.com or through our app. And we interact with fans directly through social media. Experience of TV or production is an advantage. But we need all kinds of people – from digital and marketing, to writers, schedulers and archivists. Come and help BT be even more disruptive by returning sport to the fans.

Job in a nutshell
You will be the creative force shaping and running BT Sport’s social media operation (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Vine) taking ownership of content creation, influencer outreach, campaign management, community engagement, growth and live events.

What you’ll be doing
- Planning and managing content and community plans for all our social media channels, informed by our strategic goals.
- Commissioning content from digital producers and designers and managing delivery of content
- Creating engaging and shareable made-for-social content, whether planned and structured or or quick and reactive
- Creating content (video and photography) from our live shows and outside broadcasts aimed at our social audiences
- Identify social media opportunities to increase awareness outside of core rights and shows as well as providing weekly insights and analytics into our progress

What you’ll already be good at
- You’ll have experience of managing brilliant digital content for a major brand or media company.
- You’ll be a YouTube expert.
- You’ll have a portfolio of engaging short-form video content you’ve produced or shot. Ideally both.
- Excellent computer skills including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Powerpoint, Excel.
- Proven ability to manage and develop a small team in a big organisation Top class sport knowledge, with European football a particular strength.

Digital Producer

Digital Producer
BT Sport


Digital Producer, BT Sport - 23473
Job function : Online Marketing
Main location : United Kingdom-London-London
Schedule : Full-time
Working pattern : Standard
Salary : Competitive
Closing date : Ongoing

Job Title: Digital Producer, BT Sport
Location: BT Sport Studio, iCity, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. London.

BT Sport, About us:
BT Sport is shaking things up. We changed all the rules when we made our dedicated sports channels free to millions of BT broadband customers. We’ve got the biggest games from the worlds of football and rugby and a growing line-up of sports from across the globe.

Starting from scratch makes it an incredibly exciting – and challenging – place to be. We’ve got the hottest, freshest talent. And our own award-winning, purpose-built studios in the Olympic Park.

We’re available at home, online through btsport.com or through our app. And we interact with fans directly through social media. Experience of TV or production is an advantage. But we need all kinds of people – from digital and marketing, to writers, schedulers and archivists. Come and help BT be even more disruptive by returning sport to the fans.

Job in a nutshell
- Produce and promote short-form video content for BT Sport’s digital and social channels, using real-time clipping tools and editing software
- Live duty editing responsibilities for the digital production team, taking control of content creation and publication, and managing a team of video and social producers.
- Own and manage non-live content features and initiatives that promote BT Sport programming.
- Research and produce video packages to promote BT Sport programming.
- Work with linear broadcast producers to identify and produce show clips and promos.
- Generate regular multimedia content ideas for BT Sport’s digital and social channels.
- Lead internal production meetings and produce weekly content plans
- Attend ad hoc sporting events and outside broadcasts to produce live social and digital content.

What you’ll already be good at
- Strong video editing skills using Adobe Premier, Avid or similar software.
- Excellence in producing bespoke native content for social media platforms.
- Experience of leading a content team on busy live sporting days.
- Knowledge and experience of working on high-profile sporting events for both broadcast and digital.
- Highly developed insights into social media, particularly around sport
- Willingness to work to a flexible rota dictated by a schedule of sports events and an understanding that this will involve significant weekend working.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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 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.




Disability Network is dedicated to promoting equality for people with a disability in the United Kingdom. Often society can disable people more than health condition or disability, with attitudes and assumptions preventing people from reaching their goals.

We have re-launched 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. The Disability Network is dedicated to ensuring that people with a disability have immediate access to all relevant information, resources and advice that the web can offer.

The site is fully committed to helping advertisers gain a better understanding of equality and to help them get the best out of our unique service, the Disability Network offers a competitive pricing policy and a clear focus on achieving results.





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Advertising And Sponsorship Services

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We shall make such modifications to any Advertisement as are reasonably requested by the Client provided that us reserves the right to charge at the rate of 25 Pounds Sterling per hour for the time involved in connection with such modifications.

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The Client agrees us from time to time will use their logo in its promotional campaign as part of its awareness campaign. The client reserve the right to request their information and logo to be removed.

The Client accepts that we cannot guarantee the number of occasions on which any individual Advertisement appears on the Site and that no obligations are imposed on us in this regard.

Advertisements placed on the Site may be cancelled and removed following written notification from the Client and will be charged for the Term as described in the Contract as if such cancellation had not occurred and the Services had been properly supplied in full. We have the right at its sole discretion to decline to publish or omit, suspend or change the position of any Advertisement accepted by it.

We may refuse, withdraw, or require to be amended, any artwork, materials or copy for or relating to an Advertisement which is illegal, immoral, obscene or offensive or so as to comply with the legal or moral obligations placed upon DisabilityNetwork.co.uk or the Client or to avoid infringing a third party's rights or any statutory or regulatory requirements.



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If you are committed to making the best decisions in very difficult times, it is our responsibility to understand all communities and use the most appropriate ways of achieving this. Please contact us at: 0207 183 7548 or support@disabilitynetwork.co.uk to discuss ways in which we can develop a bespoke package to meet your needs.



Disability Network Sponsorship


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

Disability Network Will


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

Disability Awareness


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

Disability Network Profile


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


Disability Network Termn and Conditions


Disability Network Media Information





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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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