We are a small, diverse and friendly team, working collaboratively to deliver high standard services to our members across the country.
Our vision, mission and values drive our working environment, but we encourage each and every member of staff to be creative and contribute with new ideas to support our strategy.
Benefits of working at ACEVO include a personal training budget and the opportunity to have a mentor who will support you to achieve your professional goals. As the wellbeing of our team is a priority, we offer flexible working, and organise quarterly staff way days.
Consultant: working with ACEVO to be more inclusive to Disabled people
In May 2019 ACEVO started publishing diversity data for its staff and board. No one on the staff team (n=15) or board of trustees (n=11) identify as Disabled.
Our ambition and progress to date
We are committed to making ACEVO more inclusive for Disabled people and would like our staff team and board to be reflective of the working age population, of which 20% are Disabled (using the Equality Act definition). We would like to achieve this within 3 years for the board and 5 years for the staff team.
However, in our most recent rounds of recruitment for a chair (Autumn 2018) and trustees (Autumn 2019), none of the applicants have self-identified as Disabled. The chair and trustees have to be full ACEVO members, although they can join as members in order to stand for board positions.
In the last six months ACEVO has advertised for one staff positon and 18% of applicants that filled in the monitoring form identified as Disabled.
ACEVO would like to work with a consultant with expertise in diversity and inclusion to help us understand how we can make the ACEVO board, staff team, and membership more inclusive. For ACEVO, whose trustees are predominantly drawn from membership, being more representative in membership and on the board are strongly interlinked.
We do not have a fixed idea about how this work will be carried out beyond that it should involve discussions with Disabled leaders and that the final document should include recommendations for ACEVO to consider.
We would like to person that we work with to follow the social model of understanding of disability.
We are particularly interested in working with a consultant that has lived experience of disability.
Ideally we would also like the work to be carried out between January and March 2020. If you are interested in applying but cannot work to this timescale, please indicate the timeframe you would be able to work to.
Registering your interest and next steps
Please send a brief proposal of how you would carry out this work to Kristiana.email@example.com by 9am on 6 January 2020.
The proposal should include:
- How you would carry out this work
- An indicative timeframe
- A budget
- Any personal or professional experience you have that you believe is relevant to this role
We will invite shortlisted applicants to discuss their proposals with the head of policy and CEO of ACEVO on 13 January.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of this project, or have any questions please contact Kristiana Wrixon via email or on 020 7014 4600.