Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland - Member
Remuneration: £150.00 per day
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 18 December 2017 at midnight
If you are interested in or have a background in Transport Accessibility, Transport Scotland's advisory committee to Scottish Ministers on making transport more accessible for disabled people is looking to appoint a new member. If you feel that:
- you are aware and understand the issues that affect disabled people when using public transport;
- you can build and maintain relationships;
- you are able to reflect the views of disabled people, especially people with mental and hidden impairments; and
- you could challenge the Government to do more or to do things differently;
then this may be the appointment for you.
As a Member you will be expected to seek to identify issues affecting disabled travellers in Scotland, with reference to the issues where you have particular knowledge or expertise. You will also be expected to work with other members to:
- provide advice to Transport Scotland about general and specific issues concerning transport accessibility for disabled people in Scotland;
- offer comment as appropriate on consultations undertaken by Transport Scotland and others;
- engage proactively with Transport Scotland and others to try to help solve issues concerning transport accessibility for disabled people in Scotland;
- share knowledge and experience, reporting back on new developments; and
- produce an annual report providing advice to Scottish Ministers on transport accessibility for disabled people.
Ministers are looking to appoint someone who has:
- knowledge of local authority and Regional Transport Partnerships structures and their ways of working; or
- understanding of health and social care strategic issues in Scotland; or
- awareness of new technology, transport and the built environment.
MACS was set up under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 to advise Scottish Ministers on disability issues in relation to transport. While supported by Transport Scotland, the Committee offers its views independently of government and it is expected to reflect the views of disabled people and organisations representing disabled people, however, it works independently of those individuals and organisations.
Full information on the appointments is at www.appointed-for-scotland.org/.
Closing date for applications is Monday, 18 December 2017.
Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you through the application and selection process, you should contact the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality
Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.