Member - Independent Living Fund Scotland
Remuneration: £172 per day
Location: Glasgow or Edinburgh
Closing date: 22 October 2018 at midnight
ILF Scotland is the organisation responsible for safeguarding the rights of some of the most severely disabled people to lead independent lives. With a budget of around £58 million, ILF Scotland is tasked by Scottish Ministers with making regular and accurate payments of Independent Living Fund (ILF) to over 3000 recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland. These funds offer people the flexibility they may not otherwise have, to live in their own home, take up employment or education, or to socialise like other members of society.
Following the UK Government announcement to close the ILF, disabled people told us that their overwhelming preference was the continuation of a national ILF scheme for Scotland. ILF Scotland has been established to do just this, to deliver Scottish Ministers' commitment to continue providing this vital support to existing users of the fund. ILF Scotland also opened a Transition Fund in December 2017 which provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives.
Scottish Ministers are committed to making appointments that reflect Scotland's diverse population and bring to boards a range of relevant skills and life experience. Our Public Bodies have a valued role in the provision of advice to Scottish Ministers and in the delivery of our public services.
We would welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability.
For further information on the appointments, or if any questions arise, or if you require the application information in an alternative format please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Martin, Care, Support & Rights Division, Scottish Government, CarolineMaria.Martin@gov.scot / 0131 244 3546.