Bristol Disability Equality Commission Chair – volunteer opportunity in Bristol

Bristol’s new Disability Equality Commission is seeking a Chair to lead the establishment, development and delivery of the commission across the city. 

Check out some details about their role below: 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Disabled person, with a strong personal commitment to disability as an equality and human rights issue, who wants to make a real difference to the lives of other Disabled people in Bristol and can lead and build a team. 

The Commission will lead the work of embedding Disability Equality in every part of the city to improve the lives and opportunities of all Disabled people. The Commissioners will include individual Disabled people, Disabled people-led organisations and groups working with Disabled people. 

As Chair, you will be the leader and spokesperson for the Commission. You will have considerable experience of working at a senior level, being able to build partnerships with individuals and organisations. You will be a strategic thinker and an excellent communicator.  You will have a thorough understanding of the community of Disabled people in the city and the private, public, voluntary and community sector. 

Applications from Disabled people from all backgrounds are welcome, but they particularly encourage Disabled people who also have other protected characteristics to apply who are currently under-represented in this type of role and work.  The appointment to this role will be made on merit. 

  • Closing Date: Thursday 22 July 2021
  • Shortlisting: 23 to 27 July 2021
  • Interview Date: week commencing 2 August 2021

You can read more about the application process and download the required documents here: 

For more information or to request the application pack in a different format, email or call 0117 922 3114.