Exciting Job Vacancy - Heritage Project Officer

Friday 8 September 2017


Industrial Heritage through the lens of Disability

Do you have an interest in heritage?

Have you experience in coordinating projects?

Are you a skilled communicator?

Do you have strong IT/Digital skills?

Disability Can Do wishes to appoint a Heritage Project Officer.

About Us:

Disability Can Do is an independent user led charity that works with, and for disabled adults and carers and places their needs and aspirations at the centre of everything we do.

Our mission:
Disability Can Do’s mission is to promote and encourage inclusion, independence and choice.

Our Aims: 

  • To enable disabled people to gain independence
  • To increase their knowledge of services and choices available
  • To reduce isolation for disabled people and their carers
  • To enable disabled people to have a voice locally, regionally and nationally and promote their right to be involved in decision-making about their lives.
  • To raise awareness about the barriers to inclusion disabled people face especially with regard to health, housing, transport, employment, education

As a Charity we seek to achieve our aims by:

  • Providing Advocacy and Information
  • Supporting disabled adults and their carers to maximise their income
  • Providing Employability Support
  • Providing Volunteering Opportunities
  • Setting up set up initiatives to lessen the isolation of disabled people and their carers
  • Promoting the right of disabled people to be involved in decision-making about their lives and about what goes on in their community.
  • Training ourselves and others about disability issues
  • Disabled people don’t want to be segregated from society so Disability Can Do is working to provide services that will enable them to lead fully inclusive lives.

Job Role:

This role provides an opportunity to deliver an exciting project ‘Industrial Heritage through the lens of disability’ this will research the local industrial heritage and how people with a disability were treated and engaged.

The post holder will coordinate and support a group of disabled people to undertake this work; carrying our primary and secondary research, interpret findings and produce and deliver exhibitions / presentations of the findings.

A genuine interest in the use of multimedia techniques to present information (such as digital story telling), industrial heritage and a commitment to working with disabled people is essential.

Full Job Description available for download here: HLF PROJECT OFFICER JD Sept 17 1

Additional Information:

Contract:  12 months fixed post

Please note this post will be subject to a DBS clearance check.

Interviews will take place Thursday 19 October 2017.

To Apply:

To apply, please download the Application and Equal Opportunities Form below:

Application Form and Equal Opps (2) Project Officer

Please return hard copies to: – Applications, Helen Amberry, Secretary, Disability Can Do Centre, 1 Bryn Lane, Pontllanfraith, NP12 2PG Or Email a copy to: secretary@disabilitycando.org.uk

 Application forms only, no CVs will be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 9 October 2017