Recruiting: Equality & Access Lead (closed)


Equality and Access Lead

University of Atypical

Closing: We have extended the closing date to Friday 1st January 2021

Salary:  £14,818 annually, for 20 hours per week (£30,507 for full-time equivalent)

Location: Belfast


Information – Equality and Access Lead

The University of Atypical (UofA) is a disabled-led development charity working towards cultural equity for disabled/deaf people. It is a catalyst for the empowerment of disabled/deaf people in the arts. Working across the whole spectrum of disability.  We are seeking a Equality and Access Lead to oversee the redesign and relaunch of the equality Charter scheme, to manage the IDA awards programme for D/deaf and Disabled Artists, our research hub, and coordinate our service user forum and newsletter.

This position is part time (20 hours) fixed term for 3 year (then subject to funding).

Salary: £14,818 annually, for 20 hours per week (£30,507 for full-time equivalent)

Based in Belfast

  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline e.g.  Arts Management, though demonstrable transferable skills from other disciplines will be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant field e.g. research and information distribution, quality assurance, managing and supporting a membership base, learning and development, disability right and campaigning.  Experience gained in organisations or working with organisations which demonstrate excellent in Equality and Access will be prioritised
  • Experience in recruitment, induction, support and supervision of staff and volunteers
  • knowledge and experience of the arts and cultural sector in NI. 
  • Experience of administration systems and proficient in the use of IT and social media
  • Experience in project management and delivering against outcomes
  • Good awareness of the DDA and other equality legislation.
  • Understand/ experience of Disability issues within arts and arts venues
  • Good self-motivation and ability to motivate others.


Application Forms can be requested via e-mail from

It should be noted that the criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short-listing. 

Closing date for completed applications  Friday 1st January 2021.

UofA operates a child protection and adults at risk policies.

AccessNI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

We are an equal opportunities employer

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