People First Merseyside

Development Worker (Heritage Lottery Funded)

The Advocacy Story

 28 hours per week @ salary of £19,836 per annum

Fixed term contract for 3 years

People First Merseyside is a user-led organisation for people with a learning disability.   We are looking to appoint someone to develop and lead an exciting new 3 year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery, called The Advocacy Story.   The worker will work with and support peer advocates (adults with a learning disability) to achieve the following project objectives:

  • research the history and heritage of the self-advocacy movement on Merseyside
  • record the oral histories of the people involved
  • coordinate the development of exhibitions / performances that tell the story of self-advocacy on Merseyside to the wider community
  • work with others to create an archive of this history that can be accessed by everyone – people with learning disabilities and the general public

The post will be based in our Liverpool city centre office and travel to our Bootle office will also be required. The post holder will be expected to work with partner agencies including the Liverpool Records Office and the Bluecoat Arts Centre.

We are looking for someone preferably educated to degree level or equivalent, with experience of social history research, who is organised and has the right temperament and skills to support people with a learning disability.

Closing date 9.00 am on Monday 5th December. Interviews will be held in Liverpool on Friday 13th January.

If you do not hear from us by 20th December 2016   it means that your application has not been successful.

Click on the links below for Job description, person specification and application form

Best of luck!




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