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New volunteering opportunity: Campaigns and research support officer

Added: 21 June 2017 | Updated: 21 June 2017

London is one of the wealthiest cities in the world yet many transport services remain out of bounds for its disabled and older citizens. Physical barriers like flights of stairs, gaps and obstacles combined with the way services are run prevent many from living independent lives. Without knowing what accessible alternatives exist, these barriers at worst can condemn people to becoming isolated, housebound and ruin health and quality of life.

Rooted in the social model of disability, Transport for All (TfA) is dedicated solely to tackling this situation. For over two decades we have been championing the cause of accessible transport in the capital and are widely regarded as the leading light on this vitally important issue.

The role of Campaigns and research support Office is a great opportunity to be a part of TfA’s campaigning at an exciting time for the organization. We’re focusing on developing our network of parliamentary contacts, and conducting extensive research into the issues facing Disabled Londoners.

Role

As Campaigns and research support officer you will help to manage Transport Accessibility research project, and assist with building relationships with politicians at all levels of Government and the Transport industry.


You will have excellent communication skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office programs. An interest in Disability Rights, and a desire to influence policy are a must.

Essential:
  • Experience/knowledge/interest in the issues faced by disabled people, in particular around access to transport services;
  • Good IT skills;
  • Good communication skills – written, verbal and face to face;
  • Role description;
  • Conducting Quantitative and Qualitative research on transport issues;
  • Compiling reports and articles;
  • Drafting press releases and liaising with press contacts;
  • Participating in meetings with parliamentarians and industry leaders;
  • Assisting with the development of TfA’s parliamentary network;
  • Drafting articles for the TfA website and for other publications and websites;
  • Supporting preparation for meetings and campaign actions (e.g. publicity, logistics);
  • Attending press stunts, campaign meetings and other actions;
  • Assisting with the expansion of TfA’s Transport Action Group network.

How to apply?

To apply please send your CV and a one page covering letter to catherine@transportforall.org.uk.
Alternatively, please the application form (click here to download it).

DEADLINE: 5th July.

Interviews will take place between the 10th and 14th July.

Start date is flexible (ideally from the 17th July).