Disability & Neurodiversity Project Assistant

Location: Brighton
Closing Date: 3rd Aug 2021
Helpline & Volunteer Coordinator

Employment Type: Employed

In 2020 Switchboard celebrated our 45th birthday, and this landmark makes Switchboard the longest-running LGBTQ organisation in Brighton and Hove. This an important and exciting time to be joining the charity, our vital work has never been more needed.

Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information.  We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations. Switchboard’s dedicated staff team run a number of services that offer information and support, for LGBTQ communities.

We are now looking to recruit an assistant for our Disability & Neurodiversity Project. This is one of Switchboard’s 10 frontline projects, working with and supporting LGBTQ people who are disabled or neurodivergent. The post holder will be working closely alongside the project coordinator to support a community of over 400 members, planning and delivering online and offline peer support spaces.

As the Project Assistant your role will be to support the Disabilities Development Worker to further develop online and in-person social groups, activities, 1:1 support and more for members of Switchboard LGBTQ Disability and Neurodiversity group. The group supports adults (age 18 plus) in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas.


Remuneration: £23,750 per annum (FTE) £9,686.98 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours: 14 hours – 2 days per week (flexible)

Based: The post holder will be based at the Switchboard office in Brighton, but it is expected that the role will involve outreach work and travel around the city and surrounding areas for which travel expenses will be paid. Some home working in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

Terms: 1 year fixed term contract

Annual leave entitlement is based at 25 days for a full-time equivalent leave entitlement, plus additional Christmas closure days and paid bank holidays.


If you are interested in applying, please read the application pack and return an application form to us by 5pm Tuesday August 3rd 2021.

For your information, interviews for this post will be held on Friday August 20th 2021.

If you would like to speak to us about this role, please contact: brighton.admin@switchboard.org.uk

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