Opportunities

Below are the current opportunities we have with some details about the types of roles available. For more information about any of the roles, please contact us so we can explain in more detail and answer any questions you might have.

 

First Contact Advisor’s

Will be assigned a particular area based Peer Mentor group to work with and give technical and in depth knowledge about a range of subjects from welfare benefits to accessing services to independent living.

 Peer Support Group Leader

Will support the Peer support co-ordinator at a local level and be the main conduit for communication and organisation in the local area.

 Peer Mentors

Will support the Co-ordinator and group leaders in each area to organise, promote, engage and deliver workshop sessions

 Admin

Support for each of the groups with regards to general administration duties, for example booking rooms, arranging guest speakers, making posters/leaflets etc.

 What Are Peer Support Groups?

RON + Peer support groups provide disabled people with a local forum to share, learn and take proactive control of their lives. These will be set up in 4 different localities, led by a peer support co-ordinator and supported by local disabled volunteers adopting a ‘user-led’ approach. The Peer Support Groups will provide a focus for: (i) work skills training including volunteering as a route to employment, (ii) providing advice and support to access disabled facilities’ funds, (iii) help disabled people increase independence, choice and control and, (iv) improve access to a range of social care & health services.

Information advisor

Responding to general requests for information and advice over the phone, face-to-face or via email

Knowledge of services or organisations across Nottinghamshire who work with individuals that have a disability or care for someone

Be an advocate for Disability Nottinghamshire and promote the services it can offer to people

Good listener, non-judgemental and general awareness of issues facing disabled people or carers

Welfare benefits and/or appeals

Responding to welfare benefit and/or appeal requests for information and advice over the phone, face-to-face or via email

Help individuals complete a variety of forms e.g. welfare benefits, housing, tax etc…

Understand the implications advice can have on welfare benefits and decisions

Carry out ‘better off’ calculations to see if an individual is receiving everything they are entitled to

Knowledge of the welfare benefits process and/or appeals system

Marketing and communications

Good communicator using a variety of methods to make people aware of the services we can offer

Experience of social media, public relations, local media, press, web sites, desk top publishing and photography

Creating leaflets, posters, guides, reports and publicity materials

Consistent approach to branding, identity and reputation

Identify opportunities for us to promote our services

Admin, research and statistics

General admin duties, filing, office tasks, indexing, organisation etc…

Updating, maintaining and ensuring our client data is accurate, timely and meaningful

Analytical skills and ability to translate statistical information into simple reports or tables

A flair for research and a commitment to ensuring feedback is gathered from clients to ensure our services meet people’s needs.

Monitor the difference we make to people’s lives by measuring the outcomes and impact our of services

Fundraising, donations and grants

Help generate unrestricted income by undertaking fundraising activities e.g. sponsored events, fundraisers, raffles, entertainment, coffee mornings

Increase donations, including gift aid, to help support the charity deliver the services people need

Investigate possible funding and grant opportunities which the charity could apply

Access auditors

Have you an eye for detail? Do you have a disability or experience of disability? Then why not consider joining our access audit team.

Full training, equipment and support will be provided to assist you in becoming an volunteer access auditor. Previous examples of audits we have carried out include bus stations, parks, offices and public buildings.

Board of Trustee’s

If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a member of our Board, then please make all enquiries to the Chair. More info about the Board can be found here – Board of Trustees