Wellington City Council’s Accessibility Advisory Group comprises up to 12 community members and is supported by a designated City Councillor.
The role of the group is to raise awareness and understanding of disability and accessibility issues for the Council. The group provides the Council with relevant information, advice, and feedback on specific Council projects and policy development to help the Council understand accessibility issues.
You are eligible to join the group if:
- you live in Wellington City; and
- have a disability or have experience living with someone who has a disability; and
- are able to represent a wide range of accessibility interests, and you have a broad knowledge of issues affecting people’s quality of life; and
- can think issues through logically and contribute effectively to strategic discussions.
We'd love to hear the what you would be able to bring to the table as a member of our Accessibility Advisory group!
In particular, we would love to consider anyone who identifies with the following:
- Has an intellectual Disability
- Identifies as Māori or Pasifika
- Identifies as disabled, d/Deaf, chronically ill, or has workplace accommodations.
- Is multiply marginalised (eg disabled and POC, disabled and LGBTQIA, disabled and a refugee, etc.)
- Anyone who uses a service dog (including guide, mobility, alert, etc)
If you don’t identify with any of these additional groups, we would still love to hear from you and consider your application!
You do not need experience with local council or advisory roles, your lived experience is enough!
The role includes attending formal monthly meetings at Council offices at Tahiwi 113 The Terrace, which members can also attend by Zoom. Meetings run from 5.30pm - 7.30pm, usually on the final Tuesday of the month. Members do receive an allowance for attending these meetings, currently $110 per meeting. Some additional meetings between group members may at times be necessary.
Transport costs can be covered, including private vehicle and mobility taxis. NZSL interpreters are available. An assistant to participate in the meeting can be provided on a case by case basis. The space is wheelchair accessible including toilets. Documents are provided in accessible digital formats (although not currently including easy read) The chairs do not have arms. Additional workplace accommodations can be discussed with members, and we’ll do everything we can to meet them.
How to apply:
There are several ways you can submit an application:
You can submit your application via email to email@example.com
. This can be in any form you like, and the format of your application does not impact on our assessment of your application - your application can be however you like.
For example, you can send in:
a written letter and/or CV
a video recording (including NZSL)
links to your multimedia application, e.g. an unlisted YouTube video
We also have a Google Form if you would prefer to apply that way. You can upload video/voice recordings to the form as well. You can access the Google Form here:
Or, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange a phone application.
Applications close on the 23rd of May 2022.
If you’d like to find out more, or for assistance with applying, please contact us by email at:email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!