Deaf Action
Deaf Action

Charity registered in Scotland SC009898

Deaf Action is a leading Scottish voluntary organisation that has been providing a range of services to deaf people and those with sensory needs for over 180 years

Current vacancies

Senior Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £32,000
  • Edinburgh (with home working)
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Are you creative and passionate about fundraising to support a mission of inclusion and diversity? We are a deaf-led charity working together for an equal and better future for all deaf people since 1835. We have a range of transformative projects and services which support our aim of improving the quality and conditions of life for deaf people. We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic person to join our team as Senior Fundraiser. You will be someone with a minimum of 5 years’ fundraising experience (including fundraising in a digital environment) who can help grow our supporter base and raise the profile of Deaf Action through engaging with new and existing supporters. You should be able to think creatively, work both independently and as part of a team, and demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and digital skills. You will have experience of managing campaigns that help mobilise supporters, together with a background in campaign management that generates income to support the work of the organisation. You will be articulate, have strong influencing skills and proven stakeholder management skills to work with all levels of staff in the organisation, our board of Trustees, and external partners. You will have a commitment to empowering deaf people and be willing to learn British Sign Language as part of your role. The role reports to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy that supports our strategic aims and development plan
  • Cultivate, development and grow our base supporter •
  • Build diverse funding streams to include individual and corporate giving; and begin to lay the foundations for future legacy donations
  • Grow corporate income and identify and secure new relationships that generate unrestricted financial support and sponsorship
  • Ensure adherence to ethical fundraising and adoption of best practice
  • Line manage, support and develop the Community & Events Fundraiser and any additional recruits to the fundraising team
  • Support the Community & Events Fundraiser and Marketing Manager to create engaging content to maintain a strong community on social media channels
  • Coordinate and monitor fundraising campaigns across all platforms
  • Monitor analytics to measure and improve fundraising performance towards a target and lead corrective action where required to maintain progress against targets
  • Highlight opportunities for and organise community activations and events to support fundraising activity, with support of Community & Events Fundraiser
  • Manage and deliver three to four small events per year including; appoint and liaise with appropriate venues and suppliers, oversee the creation of communications materials i.e. invitations, presentations, manage event budgets and event follow up
  • Write engaging and timely case studies and news stories
  • Work with colleagues to create new campaigns to promote fundraising activities
  • Identify potential collaborators and partnership opportunities and support relationship management
  • Recruit, coordinate and managing fundraising volunteers.
  • Prepare and manage annual fundraising budgets, to include agreeing personal and team income targets and forecasting resources required to implement strategy (e.g. expenditure budget)
  • Ensure diligent record keeping, avoidance of wastage and maximisation of in-kind support to keep expenditure to a minimum. Additional responsibilities
  • Contribute to the Strategic and Business Planning activities
  • Contribute to reporting on activities and impact
  • Work closely with other members of the Fundraising team ensure accurate and timely recording of all enquiries, follow-ups and donations, adhering to and within agreed protocols
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure all progress reports and evaluations are prepared and completed within the agreed deadlines
  • Respect confidentiality and manage data appropriately in line with the GDPR
  • Understand relevant duties relating to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults Person Specification (Essential): •
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role, including experience of people management, working with volunteer groups and experience of event planning
  • Proven track record of delivering against targets whilst offering excellent supporter care
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to write engaging copy
  • Experience of engaging with a range of internal/external stakeholders
  • Ability to work proactively, prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn British Sign Language Person Specification (Desirable):
  • Experience of working in the charitable sector in Scotland;
  • Knowledge or awareness of deaf issues and culture;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics;
  • Full, clean driving license.

What’s on Offer

  • Occupational pension scheme with employer contributions of 6%
  • 2 days leave (inc public holidays) with additional leave accruing with long service
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
  • Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme and IT Voucher Scheme
  • Support for Learning and Development through our PDR process
  • BSL Classes to Level 2
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Assistant Youth Service Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, but flexible home working can be discussed
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

Who are we?

Deaf Action are a deaf-led charity working together for an equal and better future for all deaf people since 1835. We have a range of transformative projects and services which support our aim of improving the quality and conditions of life for deaf people in Scotland.

Purpose of the post:

We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual to join our team as the Assistant Youth Service Coordinator.

Reporting directly to the Youth Service Coordinator, you will assist with the day to day running of the service including general administration work, liaising with parents and other stakeholders, event management, chaperoning and assisting at activities & events, conducting monitoring and evaluation tasks and more.

The ideal candidate will be someone with:

  • Experience of working with or being in the deaf* community
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and inclusive communication skills.
  • The ability to manage both time and workload
  • Strong IT and digital skills
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, sessional youth workers, service users, their families and other professionals in the deaf* community.
  • A willingness to attend British Sign Language classes if you are not already proficient.
  • PVG scheme eligibility (if not already registered).

deaf* is a general term to include Deaf British Sign Language users, deafened, hard of hearing, and deafblind people.

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Wellbeing Service Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Edinburgh, but flexible / home working can be discussed
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

Who are we?

Deaf Action are a deaf-led charity working together for an equal and better future for all deaf people since 1835. We have a range of transformative projects and services which support our aim of improving the quality and conditions of life for deaf people in Scotland.

Purpose of the post:

We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual to join our team as our Wellbeing Service Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Community Services Manager and working closely with the Projects Administrator, you will coordinate our online and in person befriending services, BSL counselling service, work with our Digital Inclusion Officer and organise engagement and outreach activities. You will also be responsible for the management of our volunteer befrienders and will assist the Community Services Manager in developing and growing the service.

You will be someone with strong organisational skills, patience, a process driven approach to tasks, a desire to help some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our community and be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills. The role requires 1-1 communication with users of British Sign Language, so competence in both English and British Sign Language is essential.

What’s on Offer

• More than the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement (32 days p/a, including 10 bank holidays)

• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured

• Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme

• Access to an IT Voucher Scheme

• Support for Learning and Development through our PDR process

• Access to British Sign Language training

• A range of flexible working practices

deaf* is a general term to include Deaf British Sign Language users, deafened, hard of hearing, and deafblind people.

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