Independent Living Advisors

We are currently seeking to recruit three Independent Living Advisors to support individuals to live independently in their local communities.

Our Independent Living Advisors provide high quality information, advice and support to both referring Health & Social Care professionals and service users who are considering Direct Payments. We are looking for individuals with a background in social care who can support children and adults with disabilities to live independently in their local communities. You will be required to work remotely and arrange home visits with service users in order to make sure they have all the support they need to retain their independence.

What are we looking for?

You should have a passion for what you do along with relevant and recent experience. If you have some experience of social care, through life experience, voluntary placement or paid work, we believe you will have the transferable skills required for this exciting role.

You will need to be well organised, a confident communicator, have lots of motivation and a determination to always deliver your best.

Due to the nature and scope of this role you will also need access to transport.

The roles

(Please note that the attached Job Description and Person Specification will apply to all three roles)

  • Independent Living Advisor (37 hours per week, flexi time applies) – Salary £18,158.00 per annum.

Permanent position. Bridgend based.

  • Independent Living Advisor (37 hours per week, flexi time applies) – Salary £18,158.00 per annum.

Temporary role until 30th November 2020. West Wales & Bridgend based.

  • Independent Living Advisor (37 hours per week, flexi time applies) – Salary £18,158.00 per annum.

Maternity cover until 31st March 2021. West Wales based.

To apply

Please see the ILA Job Description and DP Independent Living Advisor Person Specification 2020.

Fill in this Job Application Form, specifying which role you wish to apply for, and send it to, or alternatively submit it by post to:

HR Team, Diverse Cymru, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1JD.

Applicants should be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The closing date for the roles will be Friday 27th March 2020 at 17:00 PM.

Trustee & Treasurer roles

We are growing the Board of Trustees and looking for fresh ideas, skills and experience to help guide the development and shape the future of a unique Welsh charity. We pride ourselves on our inclusive recruitment process and organisational culture and, as such, we welcome and encourage applications from people from minority groups and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

In particular the Board are seeking a new Treasurer who will support the finance team and Chief Executives, oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals. The Treasurer will also be responsible for monitoring the financial standing of the charity and updating the Board regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.

Additionally, the Board are seeking Trustees with a range of skillsets, in particular lived experience, legal expertise and IT skills.

You can find out more about Diverse Cymru’s work here.

Your Skills

For the Treasurer we are looking for a skilled finance professional with experience of financial management and reporting and risk management. Experience working with charities would be an advantage, but not essential.

For the Trustee roles we are looking for people with legal experience, either as a practicing legal professional or with a strong legal background, as well as those with strong IT skills, in particular IT project management or system development.

However, we have a range of skills and experience on the Board and if you have other skills and experience you feel might be useful to the charity please do apply.

Most importantly we are seeking trustees who are passionate about making a positive difference working for equality in Wales.

Diverse Cymru provides front line services to over 2,000 people across Wales specialising in support for disabled people in receipt of Direct Payments, mental health recovery support for black and minority ethnic people and advocacy for disabled people. We are particularly interested in receiving applications to our board from people with lived experience and a full induction and ongoing training will be provided.

Time Commitment

Trustee meetings are held once every two months (usually on a weekday evening) and there will be the opportunity through the year to engage with the amazing Diverse Cymru team to support their work.

The Treasurer will also need to engage with the finance team between meetings to ensure the Board are appraised of relevant financial matters and support the finance team in their work.

These are voluntary, unremunerated roles. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

To Apply

Please submit a CV and short covering note setting out why you are interested in becoming a Trustee or the Treasurer and what experience you would bring to the Board.

Please email your application or any questions to

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 31st March 2020.

Applicants should be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Diverse Cymru is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the roles that would enable access to opportunities for disabled applicants or continued engagement for any trustee who develops a disabling condition.

External vacancies

None here currently

Personal Assistant (PA) Vacancies

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