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Children and Families Support Officer – Edinburgh Lothian Borders

  • Part time
  • £25,442 – £30,127 pro-rata
  • Home-based (within the region)
  • Closing 22nd February 2019

  • Advertised from 29th January 2019
  • 17.5 Hours per week. Permanent.


We’re strengthening our support services for deaf children and families in the Edinburgh Lothian and the Borders.

We’re looking for an exceptional Children and Families Support Officer who can make a big difference to the lives of deaf children, young people and their families. The focus of the role will be to provide information and support to deaf children, young people and their families with a range of issues including education, welfare benefits, social care, health and discrimination.

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.

Application notes

For an application pack please visit our website

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 22 February 2019

We expect interviews to be held in Glasgow on Wednesday 13 March 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 expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment. We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst its staff.