Vacancy: We’re Looking For A New Development Worker

The Disability Partnership Calderdale ( DPC )

Engagement of Self Employed Development worker
To be engaged for 16 hours per week.

Annual contract value £32,785 for 33 hours per week pro-rata
Actual contract £15,895 per annum. ( inclusive of pension and NI contributions where applicable )

Essential elements to be included in the Development workers


Development worker (responsible to secretary and chair) working from home base.

(a) Outreach work: meeting and liaising with numerous voluntary sector groups across all wards in Calderdale, to set up lines of communication with them and work with them on improving issues of disability access and information. Some individuals may join DPC; in other cases it may be a matter of reaching them through their own organisation. Examples may include organisations involving ethnic and religious minorities, especially women; refugees; local community groups; local access groups; local interest groups; local sports groups; environment groups and more..

(b) Meeting and liaising with numerous people commissioning, directing and managing services: Council (health and social care, highways, parking and taxi services, housing, leisure and tourism); NHS hospital trust and CCGs: fire, police and ambulance; WYCA; housing associations, and more. Arranging their attendance at our meetings to discuss services and any proposals for change and listen and respond to our members’ concerns. Our members want us to improve follow-up and feedback on all matters. This is an important area for improvement.

(c) Community Development; Holding smaller ad hoc meetings with impairment specific groups of members to drill down in detail an understanding of issues of concern for discussion with service providers. For example – wheelchair users, taxi users, assistance dog users.

(d) Planning. Outcomes, evaluations and recording;

Work plans will be developed with the secretary from issued highlighted by our trustees on its members priorities. Impacts and Outcome records and evaluation to be recorded.

(e) Facilitation; It is likely the worker would work from home and meet people in their own locations, or in the very accessible and inexpensive meeting facilities at the King’s Centre and also ad hoc meetings in accessible libraries and coffee bars across Calderdale – there would be no office space pay for.

(f) Remuneration and ‘on costs’. Regarding the worker’s expenses. Travel will be borne out of the remuneration paid. It will be the self employed post holder who will have the responsibility of NI, Tax and Pension contributions.

Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be met by the DPC on the production of receipts.





Week ending Friday 16th September 2022; Trustees agree the above.


Week beginning 18th September 2022 ; Advert in the public domain,

Via Volunteer sector, story in the Courier, Website and as many public outlets as is practical.


Closing date for applications will be Saturday 1st October                                        By email to ; The Secretary at   or by post to         The Secretary DPC, c/o 15 Dean Court, Copley, Halifax, HX3 0UX 


Interviews will be held in the week commencing 17th October 2022 by individual arrangement.


The applicants will be informed of the outcome week commencing 24th October 2022.

Commencement of the Roles will be by mutual agreement