Disability Information Scotland is seeking to recruit individuals to join our Board of Directors. By joining our Board of Directors you will help to improve information provision for disabled people in Scotland
Disability Information Scotland actively promotes the social model of disability and the principles of independent living. Promoting equality and supporting diversity is embedded in our culture, our values, and inspires and informs all that we do.
Equal: We believe in equality of opportunity for all and subscribe to the social model of disability.
Sharing: We consider the sharing of knowledge and information to be one of the most powerful tools in enabling change.
Person-centred: We strive to provide a high quality, tailored, person-centred service.
Together: We believe in the importance of building meaningful relationships with everyone we encounter.
We run a comprehensive, pan-disability, national information service.
Our national helpline provides independent and impartial information to disabled people, their families, friends, carers and people who work within the sector. We respond to enquiries covering topics such as grants and trusts, welfare benefits, equality and discrimination, travel and transport, housing, education and employment and leisure.
We research and produce a comprehensive range of information resources, provided in various formats. The content is user led and covers our most popular enquiry topics.
Our Scottish Disability Directory is a pan-disability resource profiling 3000 Scottish disability organisations and suppliers of disability related products. Our easy-to-use directory is free and available to all and has been helping to connect disabled people to disability and support groups across Scotland since 1999.
Whether looking for service providers, advice and welfare rights advisors, advocates, support groups, social and health care services, small community projects you can find them in our directory.
We promote and offer advice on Accessible Information across all sectors including third/public sector and private sector. We support organisations to learn how to improve how they communicate to minimise exclusion and discrimination for disabled people.
You can find out more about the role in our Role Description.
If you wish to apply, please complete and return the application form, disclosure form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.