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Apply to be a disability and access ambassador

The Cabinet Office’s Disability Unit is looking for 14 disability and access ambassadors.

“There are currently 8 ambassadors who use their influential status as leaders in their sectors to drive improvements to the accessibility, and quality, of services and facilities in their sector.”

“A further 10 ambassadors finished their terms of service earlier this year, and we are looking for ambassadors both to replace them and to represent new sectors (which we have identified in consultation with disabled people and their representatives).”

“Previous ambassadors have all made great progress and some very significant changes in their sectors, but there is much more to do to ensure that disabled people are fully included across the whole of society.”

“So we are issuing a call for senior business people to become disability and access ambassadors in their sectors. They will represent, and be champions for, access and disability inclusion, initially for 1 year (with possibility of extension to 3 years), in each of the following sectors:

  • airports
  • arts and culture
  • banking
  • buses
  • creative Industries
  • energy
  • hospitality (pubs and restaurants)
  • housing (private)
  • insurance
  • rail travel
  • retail
  • sports and physical activity
  • tourism
  • universities”

“We need ambassadors who are ambitious, passionate and dynamic, with strong networks and the ability to reach out to a wide range of organisations and to create momentum for change.”

Ambassadors undertake this voluntary role alongside their day job, and are not paid to undertake it.

If you would like to apply, submit the expression of interest form by 11:59pm on Sunday 31 January 2021. You can download the form as a Word document or OpenDocument.

If you have any questions, please email disability-and-access-ambassadors@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

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