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Board Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Remote with Board meetings currently held via zoom
  • Closing 6th January 2023

  • Advertised from 7th December 2022


The national membership organisation for Disabled People and umbrella body for the Access Panel Network in Scotland, Disability Equality Scotland, is recruiting Directors to join our Board of Directors.

A registered Scottish charity, our mission is to give all disabled people in Scotland a voice with trust, care and empathy, using what they hear to advocate for and enable change to improve lives.

The organisation is currently over halfway in meeting our Strategic Plan outcomes, which provides a clear vision of working towards Equality, Inclusion and Participation for disabled people in Scotland. We are dedicated to engaging closely with members and Access Panels to tackle a range of issues affecting disabled people. Continuing to foster close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the voices of disabled people are listened to and acted on.

In line with our strategic aim to provide and take part in opportunities to participate and engage in discussions to bring about change, increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of Equality, Access and Inclusion across Scotland, the organisation is committed to championing equality and inclusivity within its workforce and its membership and activities. Through the organisations funded work we are responsive to the needs of our membership and staff through raising awareness of equality and inclusivity issues, addressing challenges, and ensuring quality and parity of access, involvement and a voice for all.

We are seeking Directors to complement our current Board and with skills / knowledge to help meet our Strategic Aims. We are particularly interested in people with any of the following:

  • Lived experience of a disability
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge in the following areas:
    • Social Model of Disability
    • Accessibility - Access Audits/Statements/Assessments
    • The Equality Act 2010
    • Volunteer Management / Recruitment / Retention
    • Access Panel Network
  • Fundraising skills
  • Financial experience (preferably having Treasurer experience)
  • Volunteer recruitment and retention strategy

To carry out this role, you will require enthusiasm and commitment for the work of Disability Equality Scotland and will be a collaborator with a willingness and appetite to get involved with new activities.

You will be provided an induction and training on all aspects of this role. Disability Equality Scotland will supply all appropriate materials. A resolute person will be available to give you continuous support, advice and guidance. Other team members will be available for help, support and advice. Our Board are committed to continuous learning and development and working as a team to share knowledge and experience.

Please download the Recruitment Pack below to find out more about the role of Director, Disability Equality Scotland and our current governance.

Application notes

Applications to be submitted to

Closing date: 6th January 2023

Interviews for this post will be held on week commencing 30 January 2023.