CDCC Job Vacancy



Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru Development Officer (Disabled person – Social Model definition)

Fixed term: to 31 March 2018

NJC 30 – 34 £25,727 – £28,922

35 hours per week


Secondment and job share applications welcomed


DW is a national Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) and given the job requirements it is specifically recruiting a disabled person to represent it as Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru Development Officer.


Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru (CDCC) is a unique and innovative project, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. It will engage with local authorities, disability organisations, direct payments support schemes, disabled people and their families across Wales to establish at least one citizen directed co-operative to support people with managing their direct payments.


As the Development Officer, you will coordinate all activities involved in developing, delivering and evaluating the project.


We seek an exceptional candidate with proven project management experience and demonstrable commitment to achieving the rights, equality and independence of disabled people. In this pioneering role you will use your substantial skills in co-production, facilitation and presentation to reignite the debate around Direct Payments in Wales culminating in the creation of an alternative model enabling people to have greater control over their lives.

DW offers the opportunity to play a key role in a high profile national organisation that represents the views of DPOs to government with the aim of informing and influencing policy.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which will reveal all cautions, reprimands, warnings and convictions that are subject to disclosure. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found at the DBS website.

Interested? Contact us for an application pack in your preferred format on 029 2088 7325 (use announcer for textphone), fax 029 2088 8702, E-mail, download a pack from our website at or write to the address below.


Disability Wales

Bridge House
Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road,
Caerphilly CF83 3GW


Closing date: 12noon, 6 June 2016

Interviews: 17 June 2016




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