Jul 072013

You are welcome to apply for both posts or one.

Post One

Purpose of job: to assist a dyslexic person to transform her Masters dissertation research into a publishable paper.

My dissertation was entitled “Everywhere and Nowhere: The Construction of Whiteness White Disabled People’s Lives” It was done as part of my Masters in Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity at Birkbeck, University of London.

£10 per hour.

Fixed funding has been secured to work with me at my home in Islington. Hours can be flexible, minimum seven hours a week until project is finished. Publication scheduled to be completed by November 2014, so hours may vary in accordance with projected deadlines.

Tasks include:

·         supporting me to structure and plan an article

·         typing from dictation

·         reading out loud

·         proofreading

Person specification:

Ability to support one person and work closely with them in a collaborative way ensuring that they have autonomy

·         confidence with entering into an academic process

·         ability to navigate electronic resources and libraries

·         fast and accurate typing

·         confidence and ability to read out loud

·         excellent attention to detail

·         excellent written English

·         ability to deal with stressful situations

Post Two

Purpose of job: To assist dyslexic person in all aspects of her role as an appeals worker at Enfield Disability Action. I am entering into a new contract, and therefore a new role.

£13 per hour.

12 hours per week for the first three months subject to review. Supported is funded by Access to Work and is subject to review by them after 3 months, and may go slightly up or down. Likely to be around 10-12 hours per week.  

You are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check) in order to take up this post.

Tasks will include:

·         assisting with putting together training on welfare rights, housing and community care law

·         assisting with writing tribunal submissions

·         assisting with setting up and maintaining administrative systems for project management and monitoring 

·         assisting with all aspects of administration pertaining to this role.

Person Specification:

·         ability to work closely with one person under pressure as part of the team

·         confidence in reading out loud

·         excellent written English

·         fast and accurate typing

·         excellent attention to detail

·         ability to assist in organising a heavy workload

·         ability to deal with stressful situations

·         understanding of office systems or ability to gain it

·         good knowledge of Excel is desirable

CLOSING DATE (for both posts):      Saturday 13 July, 5pm.

It is preferable that you are able to be self-employed for both posts.  If you’re interested in either or both posts, please e-mail me explaining why you are interested in doing the work and why you think you meet the person specification. Also please state clearly which post(s) you would like to apply for. Please ensure you include your email and ‘phone number.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 17 or Thursday 18 July. Jobs will start the week of 29 July if possible, subject to availability and DBS check.

To apply or if you have any questions please contact:




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