Aberdeenshire Access Panel Co-ordinator

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Ref no: ABS08330
Closes: Sunday, 22nd January 2017
Published: Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Location: Woodhill House, Aberdeen
Salary: £10,734 - £11,226 per year
Hours: 18.50 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Aberdeenshire Council
Category: Administration / Clerical / Secretarial
Sub-category: General Administration Assistant

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the Policy, Performance & Improvement team within Aberdeenshire Council and develop, support and facilitate Access Panels and support the wider equalities agenda.
There are four access panels across Aberdeenshire. These independent voluntary organisations have an interest in promoting access for all to facilities and services, with particular emphasis on people who have disabilities. The panels advise businesses, planners, builders, providers of recreational facilities and tourist accommodation as well as the general public about access issues for people with disabilities.

The role of the Aberdeenshire Access Panel Coordinator is to support and facilitate Access Panels and support the wider equalities agenda. This includes facilitating Access Panels, providing advice to the panels on legislation and organisational matters and practical access. The role also contributes to the delivery of the wider Equalities agenda within the Council including providing feedback to Services and others on equalities issues on forthcoming Equalities related legislation proposals and attending and engaging with external groups supporting those with protected characteristics.

As the successful candidate you will have experience in organising and coordinating meetings and collating and using feedback from them to support objectives.  You will have excellent organisational, interpersonal, communication, interviewing and negotiating skills with the ability to work to tight and often conflicting deadlines. It is essential that you can establish, maintain and develop effective working relationships with community groups, service users, operational teams, delivery partners and colleagues. As a minimum you will have an academic achievement to Higher level including English and Maths or equivalent transferable experience and skills be and ideally you have previous experience in equalities, planning, or related professions.

Hours of work: 18.5 hours per week, working pattern negotiable, to be discussed at interview.

Interviews for this post are expected to take place on 6th February 2017.

This post has a minimum requirement of one reference which must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal enquiries to Amanda Roe - 01467 536139.

Please see attached job profile for further details.

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