National Deaf Children's Society
National Deaf Children's Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC040779

Create a world without barriers. There are 35,000 deaf children in the UK. The National Deaf Children?s Society (NDCS) is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. Our campaigns have already resulted in changes that will revolutionise the lives of deaf children and young people, such as the introduction of hearing screening for every baby within days of birth.

Current vacancies

Direct Marketing Executive (Retention)

  • Part time
  • £26,081 pro-rata
  • Home-based (UK)
  • Closing 5th December 2021

Do you want to play a pivotal role in raising the funds we need to provide our life-changing services for deaf children and their families?

In 2021/22 the National Deaf Children’s Society aims to raise £24.5 million to fund our range of services and campaigning work. Around 90% of this will be generated through the activities of the Supporter Marketing team. We have ambitious plans to continue the growth that has seen us more than double fundraising income since 2005, allowing us to extend the reach of our services for deaf children and young people.

As the Direct Marketing Executive, you will be responsible for delivering supporter retention campaigns for our 160,000 National Deaf Children’s Society and Deaf Child Worldwide regular supporters and 35,000 cash and raffle donors. You will ensure our campaigns are delivered on time and budget, including direct marketing appeals, raffles, telephone reactivation and upgrade campaigns, supporter magazines, and online communication channels.

Working as part of the Supporter Marketing team you will contribute to planning and implementing our supporter retention communications, finding new ways to improve supporter commitment and satisfaction and increase retention rates.

You will have experience in marketing or fundraising either within a charity or other environment. You will be an effective communicator with strong project management skills and good creative/copywriting skills. Previous experience of telephone fundraising is an advantage.

The post is offered at either 28 or 35 hours (4 or 5 days) per week depending on the successful applicant’s preferences. This is a fixed-term post expected to start in January 2022 and is expected to run until February 2023. The role is home-based, though travel to the London office and other locations may be required on an occasional basis.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Advice and Guidance Manager - Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Full time
  • £33,631 – £39,806
  • Homebased in Scotland or Northern Ireland
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

We’re looking to recruit an exceptional Advice and Guidance Manager who can make a difference to the lives of deaf children, young people and their families in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The main focus of the role will be to manage a team of Advice and Guidance Officers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland who support deaf children, young people and their families with a range of issues including education, social care, health, discrimination and welfare benefits. You’ll use your strong leadership skills to inspire the team to achieve against our department plan.

You’ll join the wider Advice and Guidance Management Team, working closely with the Head of Advice and Guidance and the other UK Advice and Guidance managers, contributing to the development of the wider UK team.

You’ll have a successful track record in managing and delivering an advice and guidance or similar service. You’ll also have experience of coaching and developing staff, quality assurance and leading change.

The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:

- Competitive salary

- Company pension

- Generous annual leave entitlement which increases over time

- Access to our employee assistance programme

- A good homeworking set up

- You’ll also be part of a team that promotes a healthy work life balance

Details of other employee benefits can be found on our website.

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Policy & Influencing, Scotland/Deputy Director, Devolved Nations

  • Full time or Permanent
  • £39,576 – £42,320
  • Glasgow office or home-based in Scotland
  • Closing 30th August 2021

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

We are looking for a senior manager to lead our campaigning and influencing work in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We believe that deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start – so we want them and their families to have the support to make this happen.

As Head of Policy & Influencing in Scotland, you’ll lead our work to knock down the barriers facing deaf children and act as the face of the charity in Scotland. As Deputy Director, you will lead a strong and consistent approach to our influencing and relationship-building across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and ensure that a devolved nations perspective informs all our work.

This is a single combined role, we anticipate you will spend approximately 70% of your time doing the Head-level role, developing and leading our influencing work in Scotland, and 30% of your time managing the devolved nations team and liaising across the organisation.

This vacancy has now closed

Parent to Parent Support Scheme Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,081 – £30,884 pro-rata
  • Home based - Glasgow area
  • Closing 31st October 2021

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

The Families department are seeking an enthusiastic person to coordinate the new parent to parent support scheme within the Glasgow area, who can get the scheme underway and ensure that local families receive timely, well matched supporters when a referral to the scheme is received.

This exciting role will ensure that at a time when parents and carers are most in need of support, they can access that through a network of trained parent volunteers that the coordinator role will recruit and manage. Experience of managing or working with volunteers, an understanding of peer support schemes, as well as well as excellent interpersonal and networking skills will be vital for this role.

It is essential that applicants have lived experience of being the parent or primary carer of a deaf child or young person. Please only apply if you fit this essential criteria.

You will be committed to working across the charity to ensure that the needs of families are met through this news support scheme, and a flexible approach to hours will be needed.

There may be a need to travel to meetings or training from time to time as part of this role.