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Bristol Disability Equality Commission Chair – Voluntary Post

This is an exciting opportunity for a Disabled person, with a strong personal commitment to disability as an equality and human rights issue, who wants to make a real difference to the lives of other Disabled people in Bristol and can lead and build a team.

If you fit this description, then you could be the person the city is looking for to chair Bristol’s new Disability Equality Commission.

The Commission will lead the work of embedding Disability Equality in every part of the city to improve the lives and opportunities of all Disabled people. The Commissioners will include individual Disabled people, Disabled people-led organisations and groups working with Disabled people.

As Chair, you will be the leader and spokesperson for the Commission. You will have considerable experience of working at a senior level, being able to build partnerships with individuals and organisations. You will be a strategic thinker and an excellent communicator.  You will have a thorough understanding of the community of Disabled people in the city and the private, public, voluntary and community sector.

Applications from Disabled people from all backgrounds are welcome, but we particularly encourage Disabled people who also have other protected characteristics to apply who are currently under-represented in this type of role and work.  The appointment to this role will be made on merit.

Application Process:

Please submit a covering letter (1500 word limit), CV and two referees to by Thursday 22 July 2021.

To be shortlisted for interview you must demonstrate by practical example how you meet all of the criteria detailed in the Person Specification.

If you would like to apply for this position on a role share basis as a Co-Chair, please indicate this in your covering letter.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check, following safer recruitment practice we will request references if invited to interview.

Please download the application pack documents, including Role Description and Person Specification, Equalities Monitoring Form and Sensitive Interests Form on the website:

If you would like further information or need the application pack in a different format please contact: or 0117 922 3114 specifying your contact details and the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, British Sign Language or large print, accessible PDF.

·         Closing Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

·         Shortlisting: 23 to 27 July 2021

·         Interview Date: week commencing 2 August 2021

Best wishes

Councillor Asher Craig signature

Councillor Asher Craig

Deputy Mayor (Communities, Equalities & Public Health)