Mind vacancy: Blue Light Programme Coordinator

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Mind is recruiting a Blue Light Programme Coordinator on a fixed term contract until March 2018 in London. Applications close on 3 April 2017.

The post-holder will be responsible for providing effective co-ordination and administration to the Blue Light Programme team as well as well as supporting key areas of activity that will contribute to the programme achieving its phase three aims.

The Blue Light Programme supports the mental health of Blue Light services personnel within Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, Police and Search & Rescue Services across England.

Equality Unit – Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund

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Applications are open for the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund. Submissions close on 17 March 2017.

Funding is for projects that work with, or on behalf of, people who are disadvantaged due to protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender (sex), gender identity/ reassignment, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

The value of the PECF 2017-20 is likely to be approximately £2.5 million per annum.

Action for Equity Award from the International Inequalities Institute

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Nominations are now open for the Action for Equity Award from the International Inequalities Institute. The award is an exciting new prize from the LSE to recognise and reward civic organisations for their excellent work in combating inequalities, providing GBP 50,000 toward the winning organisation’s ongoing activities and connecting them with the Atlantic Fellows programme. In the inaugural year the award with focus on smaller teams addressing inequalities in the UK.

Complete a nomination form online before the deadline of 28 February 2017.

The eventual winner will be announced at the III Annual Conference on 14 June 2017.

Funding available from EHRC for disability discrimination cases

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched an initiative to provide funding for front line advice and representation for disability discrimination claims in January 2017.

The Commission says: “The work we will fund under this pilot must be carried out by 31st March 2017. So, we’d really like you to contact us with requests for funding by email (legalrequest@equalityhumanrights.com) or by calling us on 0161 829 8407 as soon as possible – and, ideally, by no later than 3rd February 2017.”

EHRC Invitation to Tender – social security systems based on dignity and respect

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is seeking to commission research on the design of social security systems based on the concepts of dignity and respect. The deadline for tenders is 1pm on 2 February 2017.

The aims of this project are:

  • To provide EHRC Scotland with evidence of aspects of social security systems elsewhere that offer examples of best practice and could be said to be founded on the principles of dignity and respect.
  • To provide evidence on how these mechanisms have been devised, implemented and measured elsewhere, and how these could potentially be applied to Scotland’s new social security system.

Access full details on the EHRC procurement portal.

Women and Equalities Committee vacancy: Specialist advisor on inequalities faced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

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The Women and Equalities Select Committee is inviting expressions of interest from individuals interested in being a specialist adviser to the Committee’s inquiry into tackling inequalities faced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. The Committee would like to hear from people who have expert knowledge on inequalities issues faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and how they are affected by Government policy. The deadline for expressions of interest is 5 pm on 6 January 2017.

LSE International Inequalities Institute vacancy: Academic Director for the Atlantic Fellows programme

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The London School of Economics and Political Science is recruiting for the position of Academic Director of the newly established Atlantic Fellows programme. They anticipate this post will appeal to either public figures, professionals and campaigners with a proven record of activism and leadership or a senior academic with a leading research profile and a public presence on inequality issues. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 January 2017.