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Advice and Guidance Officer (FTC)

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


  • Advertised from 17th November 2022
  • Salary (N4). 35 Hours per week. Fixed-term, 12 months.

Role

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.

Application notes

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 from our website prior to starting your application.

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

We welcome applications in BSL. If you would like to apply by BSL video, please contact us as soon as possible but at least five working days before the closing date so we can discuss the process with you.

The closing date for applications is on Sunday, 27th November at 23:59.

We expect interviews to be held via Zoom/Teams or in person week commencing 5th December 2022.

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.

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.

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 are committed to flexible working in order that colleagues can effectively balance their work and family commitments.

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).

Other organisations may call this role Guidance and Information Officer, Support Officer, or Support Worker.

This job is being posted by Webrecruit on behalf of National Deaf Children's Society. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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

We reserve the right to close the response cut-off date for the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

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