Disability Rights UK (DR UK) are disabled people leading change, working for equal participation for all.
Since its foundation in 2012 DR UK has significantly grown in profile, influence and reputation. In 2022 DR UK will celebrate 10 years of working together with Disabled People leading change. The organisation is rooted in the Social Model of Disability and takes a rights-based approach. It is made up of individual Disabled members and member organisations led by and for Disabled People.
DR UK's vision is to create a society where Disabled people have equal power, rights and equality of opportunity, and where all Disabled people are included in every aspect of life. To achieve this ambition, DR UK are building a movement which strengthens the collective and individual voices of Disabled people's organisations and Disabled people to achieve change.
Chair, Disability Rights UK (DR UK)
The role is for someone passionate about equality and human rights, someone who understands the importance of the Social Model of Disability as a driving force for change. The role is rewarding and you will be supported by a committed and skilful Board, CEO and staff team. DR UK brings the lived experiences of Disabled People to everything it does, by challenging policymakers, institutions and individuals to remove the barriers that exist for Disabled People. As Chair, you will be a Disabled Person and at the heart of this aim and will be willing to support and promote the role of DR UK with skill and enthusiasm.
Disability Rights UK is committed to achieve greater diversity in its board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.
To read the full role and person description, and for further details on how to apply, please download the Appointment Brief below. All our information is available in PDF or as an Accessible Word Document.
Deadline for applications: Monday 26 July
Interviews with Prospectus: w/c 09 August
Interviews with DR UK w/c 06 September and w/c 13 September
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact our retained advisor Jess Stockford at Prospectus or call us on 020 7691 1920.