This page provides advice and a case study related to volunteering and public appointments for disabled people. Additional resources are currently being created by both the Public Appointments and the Volunteering projects.
The Public Appointments project group has developed a new guide (launched on 3rd December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities), to encourage disabled people to take up the opportunities available to them to become school governors. Information is included to highlight the support that disabled people can receive to find school governor roles, as well as busting some of the myths surrounding what school governors do and any perceived barriers disabled people may have to getting involved.
You can view the document below in word and PDF formats:
Today the Public Appointments project group (21st March) launches a new guide called “Public Appointments for Disabled People”. This is for use by disabled people interested in taking-up a public appointment, and is split into 2 sections. Section 1: Questions and Answers, and Section 2: Taking on a Public Appointment – a personal account from Asif Iqbal MBE (Public Appointments project member). It can be viewed in word and pdf formats using the links below:
Also, if you are interested in becoming a public appointee, you can find information on the Commissioner for Public Appointments website here.
The ‘Disability public appointments and you’ document provides advice on the public appointments process.
The Commissioner for Public Appointments site also provides tips for government bodies for increasing the numbers of people with disabilities applying for and successfully taking up public appointments.
You can also now view two films on the Commissioner for Public Appointments website, on:
- Public Appointment Assessors (PAAs) discuss the public appointments process
- Three public Appointees talk about their experiences
by clicking here.