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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Top job! Head of Policy and Influencing - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £37,888 – £44,752
  • Glasgow office or home-based in Scotland
  • Closing 16th December 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 an experienced policy and campaigns professional to lead our campaigning and influencing work in Scotland. 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. You will develop a strong evidence-based approach to our influencing and relationship-building across Scotland.

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Top job! Senior Local Campaigns Lead

  • Full time
  • £37,888 – £44,752
  • Home-based in the UK (with some travel required)
  • Closing 23rd January 2022

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 an experienced policy and campaigns professional with strong engagement and networking skills and experience to lead local campaigns and influence support for deaf children across Great Britain. 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 a Senior Campaigns Lead, you will help lead our work to knock down the barriers facing deaf children in Great Britain. This includes engaging with a range of organisations to make a positive change in local areas for deaf children, young people and their families. You will be involved in representing the charity at various forums and challenging services where appropriate. You will be part of a great team and the work is varied and rewarding.

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Local Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,081 – £30,884
  • Home-based (Great Britain)
  • Closing 20th March 2022

We are looking for a Local Engagement Officer to join our Local Engagement Team working across Great Britain. You will work closely with deaf children, young people and their families to understand their key issues, identify emerging campaigns at a local level and gather local intelligence. You’ll also help to identify and implement solutions to remove barriers for deaf children and young people.

To join our team, you’ll need to be a highly effective agile campaigner and networker, able to build relationships at a local level with parents and professionals. You will need to have a good working knowledge of local government and health structures.

To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description prior to starting your application.

Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.

We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.

Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting work life balance amongst our staff.

As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to declare and explain their gaps in employment. All our offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks – these checks include but are not limited to references, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).

The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).

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Agile Delivery Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,888 – £48,046
  • Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Belfast or home based (UK)
  • Closing 30th March 2022

We’ve come a long way in our journey to be more digitally focussed with regards to how we work with deaf young people and their families. The onset of the pandemic showed how we could pivot to “do” digital to deliver services to more people than ever online. We’ve never reached so many people as we do now. Around four times more people are accessing our online services than before the pandemic, all thanks to the effort and drive of everyone working together to create new, innovative ways to deliver our services.

If we’re going to achieve our vision of no deaf child left behind by 2030, we need to be doing even more. We can't just 'do' digital we need to ‘be’ digital.

We have recently launched a transformation programme that is putting a laser focus on meeting the needs of all its customers. Our ambition is to reach 100% of families with deaf children and make it easier and faster than ever for customers to interact with NDCS. To achieve this, we are continuously designing, building, and supporting innovative user-centred digital and non-digital projects. Fundamentally, we are transforming how we work so we can create and develop our services and campaigns to best meet the needs and aspirations of all deaf children, young people, and their families. We want to improve the way information and services are accessed by our customers and empower staff to deliver these based upon real customer needs.

We are now looking for an Agile Delivery Manager to work across our varied portfolio of projects and services, who will be part of cutting-edge digital development for systems and products that are crucial to the delivery of services and our future. With customers at the centre of everything we create, you will be part of fast-paced, challenging and incredibly rewarding delivery, working closely with multi-disciplinary teams from across the organisation.

As one of the most experienced members of the team, you will have the ability to embrace complex digital products and services. You will also be responsible for coaching the agile team and contributing to the transformation programme across the organisation and ensure smooth and effective delivery using the most applicable agile methodologies whilst iterating and improving with the team.

As an agile lead, you will have experience working with senior leaders, stakeholders and third parties to drive agile transformations at an organisational level. You will be a part of a transformation team driving cultural and procedural change and embedding agile approaches and ways of working. With a strong background as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach (or similar roles) you are focused on delivery, while supporting the creation of self-organising and high performing teams.

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Product Lead (Digital)

  • Full time
  • £37,888 – £48,046
  • London, Birmingham, Glasgow or Belfast offices or home-based
  • Closing 31st March 2022

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 Product Lead (Digital) to take responsibility for the development and improvement of new and existing digital products. You will lead cross-functional development teams that include colleagues working in service delivery, digital and communications, health and education specialisms, insight and evaluation and member promise. You’ll provide them with a focused vision whilst maintaining and prioritising product backlogs and representing our customers in the development process.

You’ll have a proven track record of working in fast paced, multi-disciplinary, customer-focused environments with the ability to deliver successful results and meaningful impact through effective participation in planning meetings, stand-ups and retrospectives.

You’ll be an effective communicator with the ability to motivate, influence, inform and liaise with a range of stakeholders - with the ability to accurately translate their requirements into user stories and epics.

We are proud to be known as pioneers within the Charity Sector. We never stop looking for ways to improve, from new product development to the implementation of Agile ways of working. Our line of work is fascinating, and we want you to be part of it!

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Agile Delivery Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,888 – £44,752
  • Home based (UK)
  • Closing 11th May 2022

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

We’ve come a long way in our journey to be more digitally focussed with regards to how we work with deaf young people and their families. The onset of the pandemic showed how we could pivot to “do” digital to deliver services to more people than ever online. We’ve never reached so many people as we do now. Around four times more people are accessing our online services than before the pandemic, all thanks to the effort and drive of everyone working together to create new, innovative ways to deliver our services.

If we’re going to achieve our vision of no deaf child left behind by 2030, we need to be doing even more. We can't just 'do' digital we need to ‘be’ digital.

We have recently launched a transformation programme that is putting a laser focus on meeting the needs of all its customers. Our ambition is to reach 100% of families with deaf children and make it easier and faster than ever for customers to interact with the National Deaf Children's Society. To achieve this, we are continuously designing, building, and supporting innovative user-centred digital and non-digital projects. Fundamentally, we are transforming how we work so we can create and develop our services and campaigns to best meet the needs and aspirations of all deaf children, young people, and their families. We want to improve the way information and services are accessed by our customers and empower staff to deliver these based upon real customer needs.

We are now looking for an Agile Delivery Manager to work across our varied portfolio of projects and services, who will be part of cutting-edge digital development for systems and products that are crucial to the delivery of services and our future. With customers at the centre of everything we create, you will be part of fast-paced, challenging and incredibly rewarding delivery, working closely with multi-disciplinary teams from across the organisation.

As one of the most experienced members of the team, you will have the ability to embrace complex digital products and services. You will also be responsible for coaching the agile team and contributing to the transformation programme across the organisation and ensure smooth and effective delivery using the most applicable agile methodologies whilst iterating and improving with the team.

As an agile lead, you will have experience working with senior leaders, stakeholders and third parties to drive agile transformations at an organisational level. You will be a part of a transformation team driving cultural and procedural change and embedding agile approaches and ways of working. With a strong background as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach (or similar roles) you are focused on delivery, while supporting the creation of self-organising and high performing teams.

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National Fundraiser (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Full time
  • £30,973 – £36,657
  • Homebased - Scotland
  • Closing 17th July 2022

Are you a Fundraiser looking for a varied role where you can demonstrate the breadth of your experience and grow your skills?

This exciting role will give you the opportunity to develop and maximise income from the local community and third-party events, corporates, major donors trusts and statutory funders to help deliver our vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child.

As part of the Relationship and Partnership Fundraising team you will use your keen understanding of the statutory fundraising landscape in Scotland to deliver vital income for the charity. In addition, you will be responsible for managing and developing existing supporters from a variety of sources in your region as well as identifying and securing new supporters and partnerships to ensure long-term income for the charity.

Experience of working in a similar role and delivering written funding proposals is essential, as are outstanding supporter stewardship skills. You will be self-motivated and enjoy taking ownership over your work, with an ambitious drive to progress the success of your team. A friendly, approachable manner is essential to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

To apply for this role, select the apply button and complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website prior to starting your application.

Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.

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Advice and Guidance Manager - Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Full time
  • £34,808 – £41,199
  • Homebased - Scotland or Northern Ireland
  • Closing 6th September 2022

Please note that recruitment information in BSL is available on our Careers site, see tab: Recruitment information in BSL.

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.

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National Fundraiser (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Full time
  • £30,973 – £36,657
  • Homebased - Scotland
  • Closing 16th October 2022

Are you a Fundraiser looking for a varied role where you can demonstrate the breadth of your experience and grow your skills?

This exciting role will give you the opportunity to develop and maximise income from the local community and third-party events, corporates, major donors trusts and statutory funders to help deliver our vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child.

As part of the Relationship and Partnership Fundraising team you will use your keen understanding of the statutory fundraising landscape in Scotland to deliver vital income for the charity. In addition, you will be responsible for managing and developing existing supporters from a variety of sources in your region as well as identifying and securing new supporters and partnerships to ensure long-term income for the charity.

Experience of working in a similar role and delivering written funding proposals is essential, as are outstanding supporter stewardship skills. You will be self-motivated and enjoy taking ownership over your work, with an ambitious drive to progress the success of your team. A friendly, approachable manner is essential to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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National Fundraiser (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Full time
  • £30,973 – £36,657
  • Homebased - Scotland
  • Closing 13th November 2022

Please note that recruitment information in BSL is available on our Careers site, see tab: Recruitment information in BSL.

Are you a Fundraiser looking for a varied role where you can demonstrate the breadth of your experience and grow your skills?

This exciting role will give you the opportunity to develop and maximise income from the local community and third-party events, corporates, major donors trusts and statutory funders to help deliver our vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child.

As part of the Relationship and Partnership Fundraising Team you will use your keen understanding of the statutory fundraising landscape in Scotland to deliver vital income for the charity. In addition, you will be responsible for managing and developing existing supporters from a variety of sources in your region as well as identifying and securing new supporters and partnerships to ensure long-term income for the charity.

Experience of working in a similar role and delivering written funding proposals is essential, as are outstanding supporter stewardship skills. You will be self-motivated and enjoy taking ownership over your work, with an ambitious drive to progress the success of your team. A friendly, approachable manner is essential to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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Local Engagement Officer (Great Britain)

  • Full time
  • £26,994 – £31,965
  • Home Based (UK)
  • Closing 8th November 2022

Please note that recruitment information in BSL is available on our Careers site.

We are looking for a Local Engagement Officer to join our Local Engagement Team working across Great Britain. You will work closely with deaf children, young people and their families to understand their key issues, identify emerging campaigns at a local level and gather local intelligence. You’ll also help to identify and implement solutions to remove barriers for deaf children and young people. To join our team, you’ll need to be a highly effective agile campaigner and networker, able to build relationships at a local level with parents and professionals. You will need to have a good working knowledge of local government and health structures.

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Advice and Guidance Officer (FTC)

  • Full time
  • £26,994 – £31,965
  • West of Scotland (Home based)
  • Closing 27th November 2022

We’re looking to recruit an exceptional individual who can make a big difference to the lives of deaf children, young people and their families in the West of Scotland.

The focus of the role will be to provide advice and guidance to deaf children, young people and their families with a range of issues including education, social care, health, discrimination and welfare benefits.

A significant focus of the role will be to deliver the service remotely using technology. In addition, you will use your interpersonal skills and experience of working with families to connect with local community groups and our network of local deaf children’s societies, raising awareness of our services, membership and the support we provide to families, deaf young people and professionals.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to increasing opportunities for people from under-represented groups. To achieve this, we are taking Positive Action, as is allowed of employers under the steps outlined in sections 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, in particular those that are currently under-represented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to deaf and disabled people, Black, Asian, and other ethnic groups, especially within our management roles.

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