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Role: Development Manager
- Salary: £32,613
- Location: Edinburgh
- Closing Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014
- Interview Date: Thursday 8th May 2014
UPDATE is Scotland’s National Disability Information Service based in Edinburgh with a Scotland wide remit. Due to a forthcoming retirement we are looking for a Development Manager to lead the team into the next stage of our development to ensure we are continuing to provide the best service for our members.
The Development Manager will work in co-operation with the board to implement the organisation’s strategic plan as well as co-ordinating the day-to-day running of the organisation, recruiting and managing staff and volunteers and raising the funds necessary to do so. The successful candidate will have third sector experience and understand charity finance. You will be confident at strategic planning, service development and partnership working. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be IT literate. You will have the ability to inspire a team, be flexible and motivated and have a understanding of current disability issues and the political landscape you are working in.
How to Apply
If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this inspiring role, please email email@example.com for a full information pack prior to making your application. Application after this stage is by CV and covering letter.
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Visit our key information page for complete access to public resources
SCOOP is our online disability information directory and is the ONLY one of its kind in Scotland. At the touch of a button, access over 4,000 contacts including - national and local disability organisations, local council contacts, welfare rights and benefit advisers, as well as a wide range of other organisations dealing with issues such as money advice, education, employment, disability equality, respite care, holidays and transport, to name but a few.
SCOOP is maintained by a team of dedicated information workers.
- NEW: Help with debt and money matters - Includes free debt and money advice services, support for disabled people, debt solutions, credit unions and other support services such as emergency food banks.
- Financial help towards fuel costs this winter - Includes extra support available for people who are older, disabled or on a low income.
- Disability Aids and Equipment - Access a wide range of information on specialist equipment for disabled and older people living in Scotland.
- Factsheets - provide useful guidance on a broad range of disability-related topics.
- Frequently Asked Questions – this section answers many of the common enquiries we receive.
- Links - to useful websites, resources and organisations
- Shared Care Scotland Short Break Search - search this online directory of short break and respite services covering all forms of service including, home-based and residential based respite, befriending, holiday breaks.
- Free e-newsletter - subscribe now to stay connected with the latest disability related news across Scotland. Latest e-newsletters: see UPDATE News & Events
This completely FREE and recently updated wall chart is the definitive source for guidance on accessible building and home adaptations, all on one convenient A2 poster.
The Access Guide provides detailed illustrations with best practice measurements and dimensions for adaptations that improve access for disabled people. Best practice guidance includes:
- access around designated off-street parking spaces
- road crossings
- kitchen and work surfaces heights
- door location and side clearances
- accessible WC layouts
- sensory fittings
Produced by UPDATE in partnership with the Scottish Accessible Information Forum, Glasgow Centre for Independent Living and the Blackwood Foundation.
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