The Park Access Traineeship will be essential in the success of the first year of our park accessibility project. In 2021, we commissioned research to understand the experiences of unpaid carers and disabled people when trying to spend time in Bristol and Bath’s parks. The report found that participants were passionate about spending time in parks for their wellbeing, but they had to overcome multiple, demoralising barriers. Many had given going to the park as so many trips were unsuccessful.
We are using our close relationship with Bristol City Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council, as well as other of disabled people and carers organisations, to action the recommendations in the report to improve accessibility of Bristol and Bath’s parks.
This role will provide support to the team from the very beginning of the project. You will help us improve our understanding of disabled people and unpaid carers needs by consulting and collaborating as we develop the project further. This will involve drafting surveys, holding 1-2-1 conversations, running feedback groups and ensuring all information gathered feeds into the project.
Park Access Trainee
35 hours per week
12 Months, Fixed term
Bristol or Bath
Friday, 11 November 2022