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Learning Disabilities Programme Lead

Do you have the vision and passion needed to play a leading role in encouraging the debate about what people with learning disabilities want and need to live full and rewarding lives? Do you want to work with others to change services and supports to raise aspirations and achieve inclusion for everyone?

  • Salary up to £55,800 per annum dependent on experience
  • Full time, Permanent
  • Generous pension contribution
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Based in NDTi’s Head Office in Bath, or homeworking with a regular presence in Bath

Our people are recognised nationally for their specialist expertise and innovative approach, and they are our greatest asset. We’re looking for a creative, inspirational programme lead to join our dynamic and supportive team, somebody with strong interpersonal skills and proven expertise in delivering service change.

As somebody who is passionate about tackling injustice at a strategic level you will already know the challenges facing people with learning disabilities and you’ll have a clear vision of how things could be different. You’ll know how we can change services and supports because you’ll already have done this. With the contacts, profile and reputation needed to lead change, you’ll be eager to work in partnership with people who have learning disabilities, their families and partner organisations to inspire real action.

About NDTi

NDTi has been working with communities, government, health and social care professionals for 25 years to ensure that people of all ages who have disabilities are given choice and control over their own lives. Our organisation exists to make change happen by celebrating what’s possible, supporting changemakers and building self-determination

At the heart of everything we do is our belief in a society where all people, regardless of age or disability, are valued and able to live the life they choose. We believe that all people should have choice and control over their own lives, that their human rights be respected and that they are valued as equals. Our vision is shared by our members, board, staff, associates and the people who fund or commission our work.

About the role

You will lead our work to ensure that people living with learning disabilities can live a good life in their communities. You will be well connected in the field and capable of generating income/funding to make things happen. You will:

  • Generate ideas and work with others to develop initiatives and ways of working that progress the agenda for people with learning disabilities living in the UK
  • Develop and lead projects which generate change and enable people to live good lives in their communities
  • Work with change makers including communities, government, local government, service providers, the NHS and other partner organisations to generate ideas and practically implement change
  • Get involved in and contribute to research and evaluation activities
  • Generate new contacts, opportunities and work for yourself and others in NDTi, including working towards income targets
  • Be part of a motivated and supportive staff team, and contribute to the ongoing development of the wider organisation

How to apply

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. If you are interested in applying for this role and would value an informal conversation, please call the NDTi team on 01225 789135.

Please follow the links from this page to download:

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Monday 20th November 2017.

Please email your completed application documents to

What Happens Next

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to join our selection panel for an interview at our Head Office in Bath on Wednesday 6th December2017.  Candidates will be asked to undertake key competency related tasks prior to interview with the panel.

If you have any difficulties downloading information or require additional support, please speak to Pauline Roberts, Office Manager on 01225 789135.

The NDTI is committed to Equal Opportunities.  We welcome applications from all races, sexes and people with disabilities.  The selection process is designed to select, promote and treat people on the basis of their merits and abilities within British Law.

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