The Disability Co-ordinator is the key representative of disabled members within the CLP, and works to ensure that disabled members are fully involved in the work of the local party, as well as taking a leading role in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with disabled voters.
You should be friendly and approachable, organised, able to run events and above all be prepared to work hard to ensure that disabled members have a strong voice within the local party.
Key Responsibilities and tasks
- Making sure that disabled members are included in all of the party’s activities and that meetings are relevant and accessible to disabled members
- Welcoming new disabled members to your CLP; encourage your CLP to issue an equalities monitoring form so disabled members can self-identify
- Reaching out to disabled people through local campaigns, and working with disability organisations in the constituency to engage voters, highlight issues, and get a better deal for disabled people
- Bringing disabled members together to empower each other and ensure all members are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need get involved
- Running events for disabled members, including training, policy development and social events
- Working to recruit more disabled members into the Labour party and helping to make sure that those members make the jump from member to activist to leader
- Listening to disabled people’s views and ensuring that they are reflected in Labour’s policy making
- Working closely with constituency and branch officers to ensure the concerns of the disabled community are reflected and included in policy debates
- Acting as a CLP link to Disability Labour, the party’s national affiliate representing disabled party members and promoting participation in their national events within your CLP (their contact details can be found below)