The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Are you experienced in working in a creative participation and influencing environment? Do you have experience of working with and supporting young people to campaign? If so, this is an exciting time to join the National Deaf Children’s Society as our work with deaf children and young people is evolving.
The post-holder will be covering a part time maternity role which is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting a group of Scotland-wide young deaf campaigners and ensure sustainability. They will work with the wider Scotland Team to ensure that deaf young people, including young campaigners, are involved in shaping our priorities and to ensure that the voices of deaf young people are heard by decision in Scotland.
The post holder will also undertake broader responsibilities, making this a full time role, at a time of evolving needs to also co-ordinate the youth participation elements of our BSL Act (Scotland) 2015 project. This will particularly involve ensuring a cohesive approach to our youth campaigning by delivering our Civic Participation courses, Deaf Learners Conferences and Young Campaigners programme in a joined up way, to support young people’s involvement in our work on improving careers outcomes for deaf young people in Scotland.
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The closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 25 April 2019
We expect interviews to be held in our Glasgow office on Thursday 2 May 2019
A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.
If a disability or long term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats.
We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If you require reasonable adjustments to submit your application please contact us. If you need adjustments for your interview please tell us in the equal opportunities section of the application form. We will contact you if you are short listed. Additional information about the support we can offer is on our jobs page.
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 are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.
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