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Employment, Training, Volunteering and Work Experience Opportunities

These are opportunities that external organisations have asked us to promote to our members and who welcome applications from disabled people.

These opportunities are presented for information only and are the sole responsibility of the organisation named.  Please contact them directly with any enquiries.

GDA offers employability support.

If you have an opportunity that you would like us to post – contact [email protected]

The Glasgow Guarantee

If you are unemployed and live in the Glasgow City Council area you can register with the Glasgow Guarantee to get instant access to a large number of permanent vacancies (paying the Glasgow Living Wage) and Modern Apprenticeship opportunities. 

For more information see the website:  Home – Glasgow Guarantee

As an approved employability provider GDA can help our members to complete the registration process.  Contact [email protected] for more information.

Young Person’s Guaranteevolunteering opportunities with Glasgow Life.

Glasgow life are currently recruiting young people aged 16 – 25 years to participate.

Working with our partners Glasgow Council Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Glasgow Life are proud to offer funded and supported volunteering placements for young people who often face barriers.

Recognising that some individuals are not yet ready for a work placement it offers an opportunity to develop confidence, skills and experience to move onto a positive destination. Designed to match personal interests, priorities, skills and experience, there is a wide range of opportunities to choose from across the city.  

To register or refer a young person please email: [email protected]

Home Library Service Volunteer

Glasgow Life are currently seeking volunteers for:

When prompted to provide your relevant experience, please indicate your preferred venue.

Volunteers are asked to:
– visit the library to select library materials
– travel in pairs to customers’ homes
– have a chat with customers and note feedback on the books etc. brought previously
– bring materials on loan back to the library & note feedback on their profile sheet at the library
– help make customers aware of other relevant Glasgow Life services and opportunities

Applicants will be invited to an informal interview during the month of June 2022.

Please note PVG membership will be required for this role, Glasgow Life will process and pay for this.

Volunteer training and induction for the Home Library Service is planned for July 2022, more details will be shared at interview.

***Please note this opportunity requires two references, when you select APPLY you will be asked to enter the name and email addresses for two referees. ***

Click here for further information and to apply.

Volunteer Glasgow are on the lookout for a new Engagement & Inclusion Advisor

Engagement & Inclusion Advisor (Temp until 31st March 2023 when we will review)

As an integral part of Volunteer Glasgow’s Engagement and Inclusion Team, the successful candidate will be required to support and advise local people looking to identify and access suitable volunteering opportunities using our digital volunteering platform. They will also contribute to the promotion of volunteering and its benefits to the people of Glasgow, particularly those from groups traditionally under-represented in volunteering.

Volunteer Glasgow is committed to equality of opportunity for all and improving diversity at all levels of the organisation and would particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities as well as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Part-time – 28 hours/week. Closing date 4pm, Friday 8th July 2022. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19th July 2022.

Full Job Description, Application Forms and all information can be found on our website:

Appointment of Members of the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

If you are interested in or have a background in Transport Accessibility or you are aware and understand the issues that affect disabled people when using public transport; can build and maintain relationships; are able to reflect the views of disabled people, especially people with hidden disabilities; and could challenge transport providers, local authorities and the Government to do more or to do things differently, then this may be a role that interests you.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

Those appointed to Role One or Role Two will commit to a minimum of 12 and up to a maximum of 18 days per year.  Those appointed to Role Three will commit to between 36 and 48 days per year.  Members receive £162.00 per day.  Reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.  The appointments are non-pensionable.

Length of Term

The appointments are for four years and will commence in October 2022.  Reappointment is not automatic and is subject to performance and the individual continuing to satisfy the requirements of the role.

The closing date for completed applications is 4 July 2022 at 17.00hrs 

If you experience any difficulties accessing their website, or in the event that you are unable to apply online and require a word version of the application form, please contact the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team on 0300 244 1898, or by email at [email protected].

Scottish Ministers are looking to make up to three appointments to the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS), an independent advisory committee to Scottish Ministers on making transport more accessible for disabled people.

Scottish Ministers value very highly the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Boards and Committees.  Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are currently under-represented on Boards and Committees such as women, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

Further info on the roles and how to apply.

Further information about the online application process is attached Public Appointments – Frequently Asked Questions

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you are unable to apply online and require a word version of the application form, please contact the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team on 0300 244 1898, or by email at [email protected].

The closing date for completed applications is 4 July 2022 at 17.00hrs 

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.  The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to demonstrate their merit and participate fully in the selection process.  If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact 0300 244 1898 or [email protected].

Campaigns Officer with the Poverty Alliance  

Salary: £31,431 pro rata per annum, 21 hours per week, plus 6% pension 

Duration: One year, with likelihood of extension 

The Poverty Alliance are looking for a Campaigns Officer who is able to help them design and implement campaigns that bring people together to call for action we need to solve poverty in Scotland.  

This post will be responsible for helping to increase the visibility and impact of the Poverty Alliance’s key campaigning activities. We are looking for someone who can support our members and community organisations to help shape and participate in our campaigns, and who can act as an effective communicator to key stakeholders. 

The successful candidate will join the Poverty Alliance’s Policy and Campaigns. They will have experience of working in campaigns at a local or national level, as well as a knowledge and understanding of poverty-related issues in Scotland and across the UK.  They will have experience of communicating complex social justice issues to diverse audiences. Ideally, they will have a demonstrable knowledge of the third sector and broader civil society in Scotland, with an understanding of how to develop and build campaign coalitions.  

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 24th June 2022 

Interviews: Friday 1st July 2022 

To apply for this post please complete and return both the Application and the Equal Opportunities from to: [email protected] CVs will not be accepted. 

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Neil Cowan (Policy and Campaigns Manager) at [email protected]