Disability Equality Speaker (#002)


If you are a disabled person, looking for a challenging role that has the potential to really change people’s lives for the better, come and join us as a Disability Equality Speaker.



Time commitment

Will vary from month to month dependent on requests from groups in your area. However we would like you to commit at least 2 hours per month for a minimum of 6-9 months.

A woman talking into a microphone in front of a room full on people

Role description

You will be part of a network of people talking to local groups; such as clubs and schools. During speaker sessions you will give presentations and run activities. The presentation and activities will promote disability equality, inclusion, our charity, and the changes people can make to improve the lives of disabled people. 

The role may include the option of promoting the Speaker Network by attending events and making contact with groups and businesses. 

For people wanting support or wishing to deliver presentations as a team, we will aim to have other Speakers available to support you.

Key activities

Talking about disability equality and inclusion.

Talking about issues that affect you in your local community.

Talking about Leonard Cheshire and the work we do.

Running disability equality and inclusion activities with groups.

Taking part in meetings with local decision-makers such as the council or your MP.

Promoting the programme to groups, schools, and businesses in the community.

Requirements of role:

To have an interest in disability equality and wanting to promote change.

To work with the volunteer co-ordinator at your closest Leonard Cheshire service and/or to work with the Speaker Network Co-ordinator.

An interest in (or willingness to learn about) public speaking.

Be open to any required training.

Willingness to travel and attend events.

To provide 2 references.

To complete Leonard Cheshire induction and training modules.

A Protecting Vulnerable Groups check (PVG) may be required.

What we offer:

Full induction and relevant training.

Presentations for a range of groups, which you can tailor and add to for individual groups.

Support from the Speaker Network Co-ordinator.

Support with planning, travel, and events.

Reimbursement of agreed expenses.

Opportunity to gain City & Guilds certification and other awards such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Saltire Award, and recognition from Millennium Volunteers.

Experience and a reference for future volunteering or employment.

Skills you may gain:

Confidence in communicating with a number of different audiences.

Public speaking and presenting skills.

Organisational and planning skills.

Understanding of disability equality and how to explain it to a range of audiences.

Understanding of local issues and how to promote change.

Marketing and promotional experience

Opportunity highlights

Talk about disability equality, inclusion and the work of Leonard Cheshire at groups within you local community. Speak at community groups, schools and businesses to discuss important issues with your town and current campaigns. Bring your passion for disability equality and engage a variety of audiences with presentations and activities.