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

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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Digital Inclusion Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,500
  • Edinburgh based with some travel
  • Closing 16th 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 post:

Reporting directly to the Community Services Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day running of our brand-new digital skills training project ‘Click & Connect’. The last year has highlighted that up-to-date digital skills are crucial for people to achieve their full potential and be active citizens. ‘Click & Connect’ was created in response to the lack of accessible training opportunities for Deaf people, who already face multiple barriers to digital inclusion, including socioeconomic, linguistic and motivational. Supporting people to gain essential digital skills is central to our mission.

Our response to Covid-19 has been built around supporting people to get online so that they can continue to access essential services and maintain wellbeing, emphasising the need for digital skills support.

The Digital Participation Officer will be responsible for outreach, creating accessible resources & materials, running in person and online training sessions and launching a dedicated Digital Lab where clients can gain one-to-one support.

The ideal candidate will be someone with:

• Strong IT and digital literacy

• Experience running training sessions

• 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

• Proficiency in British Sign Language (Level 3 qualified or equivalent)

• PVG scheme eligibility

What’s on Offer?

• More than the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement (22 days p/a plus 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 work sponsored British Sign Language classes if required

• 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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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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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