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Disability Equality Scotland

Board Members

Non remunerated

Disability Equality Scotland is a national disabled people’s organisation. We are member led and we are also the umbrella body for the Access Panel Network in Scotland.  We have a vision to strengthen our Board.  We are seeking three dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors.

A registered Scottish charity, our mission is to give all disabled people in Scotland a voice with trust, care and empathy, using what they hear to advocate for and enable change to improve lives.

The organisation has recently published a new 5 year Strategic Plan. This provides a clear vision of working towards Equality, Inclusion and Participation for disabled people in Scotland. We are dedicated to engaging closely with members and Access Panels to tackle a range of issues affecting disabled people. We are continuing to foster close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the voices of disabled people are listened to and acted on.

One of our strategic aims is to provide, and take part in, opportunities to engage in discussions that bring about change. We want to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of Equality, Access and Inclusion across Scotland.   Disability Equality Scotland is committed to championing equality and inclusivity within its staff team, volunteers and its membership and activities.

We are seeking Directors to complement our current Board and with skills / knowledge to help meet our strategic plans. We are particularly interested in people with any of the following:

  • Lived experience of a disability
  • Leadership experience
  • Fundraising skills
  • Volunteer recruitment and retention strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Digital marketing

To carry out this role, you will require enthusiasm and commitment for the work of Disability Equality Scotland and will be a collaborator with a willingness and appetite to get involved with new activities.

Some governance experience, whether in the private, public, or third sectors, is desirable, although not essential and induction support will be provided.

We encourage applications from all sectors, reflecting our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality.

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail please contact Debbie Shields or Lauryn Pringle at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555. More information can also be found at  

We are happy to accept CV and covering letters (as one combined document), video/audio submissions or even creative poster submissions. As long as they cover:

  • Why you wish to be a Board Member of DES
  • What specific skills, knowledge and/or experience you can bring to DES
  • What Independent Living and the Social Model of Disability means to you

We also ask that you complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form – this can be downloaded here and completed copy emailed to

CV and covering letters (as one combined document) can be uploaded via the ‘apply’ button. Any additional / alternative documents can be emailed to with Disability Equality Scotland as the subject.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th July 2024 

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