Accessibility Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00001373-1
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Caritas
  • Location: Manchester
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £27,340
  • Role: Experts by Experience jobs
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

The post of Accessibility Coordinator is a new post.

 Working closely with the Head of Social Action and St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People, the post will examine ways of improving accessibility within the organisation and the Diocese of Salford.

 The post will also be connected to the Catholic Fellowship. You will need to have research and evaluation skills. The Accessibility Coordinator role will also require excellent presentation skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people with additional needs.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  1. Work with Caritas projects and parishes building awareness of accessibility needs for people with disabilities.
  2. Alongside people with disabilities, assess, evaluate and report on the current accessibility of Caritas projects with recommendations for improvement and inclusion.
  3. Working with different groups, people and the Caritas Communications Team to create a Language and Communication Standards Policy and Guidance document which is disability-led; policy.
  4. Actively promote the inclusion, integration and participation of people with disabilities in the activities of Caritas Diocese of Salford.
  5. Identify useful partnerships across the Diocese of Salford and form productive relationships with them.
  6. Act as a link and signposting role for parishes and services with questions about accessibility provision.
  7. Support the Catholic Fellowship, Diocesan Trust and colleagues within the Trust in raising awareness of accessibility for people.
  8. Support and assist in the recruitment and training of Caritas volunteers to be inclusive and aware, providing greater volunteering opportunities for people with disabilities.
  9. Support, develop and sustain groups that incorporate families and people with disabilities across the Diocese.
  10. Assist in looking for further funding to support the role, and others connected within Caritas.
  11. Provide evidenced based evaluative reports on the efficacy and outcomes of the projects using qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  12. Participate in staff meetings, training programmes, supervisions and external meetings as needed and agreed.
  13. To carry out other duties linked with the post or Caritas Diocese of Salford as determined by the Director or Senior Leadership Team.