Project Development Worker, The Advocacy Story, a heritage project for self advocates on Merseyside

Liverpool, Merseyside
19,836 for 28 hours pw
09 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type

People First Merseyside is a user-led organisation for people with a learning disability.   We are looking to appoint someone to develop and lead an exciting new 3 year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery, called The Advocacy Story.   The worker will work with and support peer advocates (adults with a learning disability) to achieve the following project objectives:

  • research the history and heritage of the self-advocacy movement on Merseyside
  • record the oral histories of the people involved
  • coordinate the development of exhibitions / performances that tell the story of self-advocacy on Merseyside to the wider community
  • work with others to create an archive of this history that can be accessed by everyone – people with learning disabilities and the general public

The post will be based in our Liverpool city centre office and travel to our Bootle office will also be required.  The post holder will be expected to work with partner agencies including the Liverpool Records Office and the Bluecoat Arts Centre.  

We are looking for someone preferably educated to degree level or equivalent, with experience of social history research, project delivery, group facilitation, and the attitude and temperament to support people with a learning disability.   

For a full job description, person specification and application form go to

Closing date 9.00 am on Monday 5th December.  Interviews will be held in Liverpool on Friday 13th January.

If you do not hear from us by 20th December 2016   it  means that your application has not been successful.