One in five people in Northern Ireland have a disability.  Disability Action believes in human rights for all and works to promote, protect and uphold the human rights of people with disabilities.  We are a Northern Ireland wide pan disability organisation working with disabled people with various disabilities; physical, mental, sensory, learning and hidden.

The Outreach & Navigation for Social Inclusion & Digital Engagement (ONSIDE) programme is a cross border project led by Disability Action NI (DANI) in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE); the Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI); and Supporting Communities (SC).  It seeks to improve the life outcomes of people with disabilities living in the border region of Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland by creating a new cross border area community support services to support disabled people who are socially isolated.

Disability Action wishes to appoint to the following position: -

Peer Advocate Coordinator (Ref PACO20)

£24,766 pa / 35 hours per week

Fixed to 31 March 2022, with the potential for extension

The Peer Advocate Coordinator will have the responsibility for recruiting, developing, training and supporting a network of volunteer peer advocates to provide ongoing support for disabled people.  The successful applicant must have the following: 

  • At least 3 years experience of recruiting, managing, motivating and supervising volunteers.
  • Experience and knowledge of the management principles and evaluation techniques related to volunteering programs including the legal aspects of volunteering.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training courses.
  • Experience of planning, preparing and managing projects and ensuring their completion within the allocated timeframe and budget.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal, presentational and communication skills.
  • Team working skills and an ability to provide leadership, motivation and development of others.
  • The ability to plan, manage and control a range of different work while under pressure.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • The ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

Application packs can be downloaded below or obtained by emailing [email protected]  The application pack is available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, etc, on request. 

Recruitment Information Pack - PACO20

Application Form - PACO20

Equal Opportunities Policy - PACO20

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 2pm on Friday 05 June 2020.

Disability Action is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities.

The ONSIDE Project is supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).