Scope vacancy – Campaigns Officer (Independent Living)

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Scope is recruiting a Campaigns Officer on a permanent basis in London. Applications close on 21 April 2017.

The post-holder will lead and manage Scope’s flagship campaigning programme, Scope for Change, which provides young disabled people with the skills and networks to campaign on the issues that matter.

Working closely with colleagues from across the organisation to deliver and grow the programme’s impact, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate a track record and background in campaigning. You will be experienced in delivering programmes that achieve social change as well as being able to think creatively and identify new ways of doing things. You’ll have sound political judgement and strong people skills with both colleagues and external stakeholders.

Full details are on the Scope website.

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 ( or by calling us on 0161 829 8407 as soon as possible – and, ideally, by no later than 3rd February 2017.”