National Accessibility Panel Members

Applications Close: Sunday 20th February 2022 at 11:59pm AWST. Extensions will be granted if you contact Is Hay, NAP Chair, before close of applications.

Applications are now open for the positions on the National Accessibility Panel. 

The National Accessibility Panel (NAP) is a national committee in UN Youth Australia that works to identify areas of inaccessibility within the organisation and work to create solutions to make them more accessible. The NAP also supports divisions who need help implementing accessibility work within their state or territory and provides increased capacity and expertise to do this.

We are looking for volunteers to fill several positions on the National Accessibility Panel: 

  • 1x Education Area Lead 
  • 1x Partnerships Area Lead
  • General Members (Multiple)

NOTE: The appointment of these positions will prioritise people with lived experience of disability. 

NAP Area Lead

The Area Leads are intended to ensure there is accountability within the committee to advancing progress in the accessibility space within each area. They are effectively ‘team leaders’ in the traditional group project sense, but they are not oversight roles. It is expected that each area lead will have experience and/or a passion for that strategic area within UN Youth. For example, the education area lead would ideally have some prior experience writing UN Youth educational content. 

We are looking for a Partnerships Area Lead and an Education Area Lead. Please consider applying for these roles even if you don’t have formal experience but are just interested in the area.

NAP General Members

The General Members of the NAP work with the area leads and the chair to work on strategic projects relating to accessibility. It is intended that general members will be able to work across the strategic areas. The specifics of how general members decide which projects they work on will be determined by the NAP itself.  

Eligibility

All members must be under the age of 25 at the time of their appointment and eligible for Associate Membership of either a Division of UN Youth Australia or the national organisation. They must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Working With Children Check (WWCC) or state equivalent. 

The core competencies of these roles include:

  • A passion for improving accessibility within UN Youth;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across various teams/portfolios;
  • Strategic understanding and ability to act on strategic plans.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to deal with sensitive issues;
  • Desired: experience working in accessibility/disability advocacy;

What is the time commitment of the role? 

The time commitment of NAP Area Leads and General Members are expected to be around 2 hours, but will never be more than 5 hours per week. If you don’t think you have capacity to commit this time, please consider applying anyway, and you can provide contributions as you have capacity (ie. just attending meetings, or just commenting on resources, etc.).

Roles on the NAP are appointed for an ~12 month term, with in-takes every 6 months. If you feel you can no longer commit to a role on the NAP after 6 months, you can leave halfway through the standard term at the next intake period. 

This intake will have terms concluding on January 1st 2023. The next intake for the NAP will be in July 2022.

Oversight and accountability 

The NAP is overseen by the NAP Chair, with support from the Board Director who is the sponsor of the ‘Making Spaces Accessible’ Strategic Initiative, a member of the National Executive, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), and the Board’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via this link

Your application should include: 

  • Your name, age and division (state/territory of residence);
  • Your best phone number and email address;
  • Your WWCC number or local equivalent (if you have one);
  • Which roles you would like to be considered for;
  • A resume of relevant experience, not to exceed one A4 page (or a 5 minute video);
  • A statement, not to exceed two A4 pages (or a 10 minute video), addressing:
    • the core competencies,  
    • your reason for applying,
    • one example of an improvement/change within UN Youth that you think the NAP should work on to make the organisation more accessible. 

If the application process is not accessible for you, or you won’t be able to complete an application in this format or by the deadline, please contact NAP Chair, Is Hay on is.hay@unyouth.org.au, or by calling or texting 0467 777 741 or by messaging them on Slack and they will find an alternative for you. 

Appointment

Applications close on Sunday 20th February 2022 at 11:59pm AWST. Extensions will be granted if you contact Is Hay, NAP Chair, before close of applications.

Candidates may be invited for an interview prior to appointment. 

Questions

Please direct any questions to the NAP Chair, Is Hay, is.hay@unyouth.org.au

Please note: This is a role undertaken on a voluntary basis and positions will not be financially compensated for any hours spent volunteering for the organisation.

Apply here:

https://unyouth.wufoo.com/forms/mcz72ze09k2fck/