We recently advertised for a small number of consultants with learning disabilities.
Although we provide paid work for a lot of people with learning disabilities – such as training, inspections, and consultancy – we wanted to offer a further opportunity for growth and development within the charity.
Being a MLMC consultant provides our members with recognition for their skills and the chance to be offered more work, whilst also providing new members something to aim for as they gradually get involved in more of our projects and work opportunities.
We may have started with just 4 consultants, but we hope to grow the scheme and employ many more people with learning disabilities as consultants over the next few years.
The job interviews were conducted by 2 of our learning disabled trustees, with support from our Charity Coordinator. Paul Scarrott, who was one of the trustee interviewers, says that he was impressed with how good all the people who had an interview were.
Who are the consultants?
The 4 consultants who have been appointed are Pam Bebbington, Dawn Wiltshire, Shaun Picken, and Tommy Owen-Lovegrove. All of them are very excited about starting their new role.
In the picture above: Pam (left) with MLMC staff member Jess (right) at the NHS and NDTi Better Lives conference.
In the picture above: Dawn is holding up a poster she designed as part of the Oxford Brookes Zine project.
In the picture above: Shaun spent 3 days walking the Camino de Santiago with the Justice for LB campaign. (edit)