The National Deaf Children’s Society offers a breadth of information, support and activity for deaf children and young people, their families and related professionals. We are committed both to empowering families and others to support the development of language and communication of deaf children but also enabling deaf young people themselves to achieve greater independence.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to deliver against our strategy across Scotland and Northern Ireland and to help shape our service offer for the future. This pivotal role will help realise our ambitions to deliver effective interventions for deaf young people and their families and maximise the ways we engage with them.
You will be a well-motivated and committed person who can apply their knowledge of policy and relevant sectors in Scotland and Northern Ireland, work collaboratively with different stakeholders and build partnerships to help improve outcomes for deaf children.
By joining us you will:
· Bring innovation to help develop and fund our portfolio of services.
· Build our ability to influence others through good practice and strong evidence.
· Draw on management skills to take responsibility for the operational departments.
· Demonstrate leadership in the collating and reporting the impact of our work.
Please note that you will need Adobe Reader 7 or above to complete the application form. This can be downloaded for free if you do not already have it. If you are using an Apple Mac please open and complete the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader and not the Apple Mac Preview Option.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 4 January 2019
We expect interviews to be held in Glasgow on Thursday 24 January 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.