GDI Hub: exploring disability from a new perspective

We are building a movement to accelerate disability innovation for a fairer world.

We harness academic excellence, innovative practice and co-creation to tackle global challenges from a new perspective. We do this to have a positive impact on the lives of disabled people around the world.

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What we mean by Disability Innovation

Disability innovation is more than a product, service or policy; it is a way of thinking.

It’s about listening to the people who know best. It’s about creating disruptive partnerships, finding new solutions, and bringing people together to find new approaches and then making them happen.

Disability Innovation is not an activity on the sidelines; it is harnessing the creativity and dynamism of community-led solutions to shape mainstream projects and programmes.

Disability Innovation is primarily about better outcomes for disabled people. However, it is also about the freedom to unleash visionary solutions that work better for all of us.

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Employment Opportunity - Join the GDI Hub Team

The GDI Hub is looking for talented people with an excellent understanding of disability issues to join our team as an Assistant Project Manager. This is an early career job as we want to grow our team and enable the most diverse range of people to apply.

Applications from people with a lived experience of disability are actively encouraged.

To apply for this position, please send a CV and a cover letter describing how your skills and experience are relevant to this role to the GDI Hub Centre Manager manager.gdihub@ucl.ac.uk, by December 3rd, 2018, 11:59 PM (GMT). Interviews are expected to take place on the week of December 10th, 2018.

Please, discuss an alternative if this format is not accessible to you.

For more information, check out the job advertisement.

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The GDI Hub Test

All GDI Hub projects must have Global impact and application; specifically relate to Disability; demonstrate genuine Innovation; and build an accessible knowledge and practice Hub through open collaboration.

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