Who are we?
Deaf Action are a deaf-led charity working together for an equal and better future for all deaf people since 1835. We have a range of transformative projects and services which support our aim of improving the quality and conditions of life for deaf people in Scotland.
Purpose of the post:
We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual to join our team as our part-time Volunteer Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Community Services Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will be working closely with the Projects Administrator to coordinate our Online Befriending project for isolated and vulnerable deaf* people.
You will be someone with strong organisational skills, a process driven approach to tasks, a desire to help some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our community and be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills.
The ability to manage both time and workload is a must, as is the ability to work independently in addition to contributing to the efforts of the wider team. You will develop and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with deaf* and hearing colleagues, volunteers and service users and be able to communicate in an effective and inclusive manner using both BSL and English.
deaf* is a general term to include Deaf British Sign Language users, deafened, hard of hearing, and deafblind people.
Reporting to: Community Services Manager
Full job description, person specification and application form available on the Deaf Action website: deafaction.org/about-us/work-with-us
Closing date for applications: Friday 15th January 2021, 5pm
Provisional interview date: Monday 1st February 2021
PVG checks will be requested. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.
We expect you will share our commitment to the core values of Deaf Action. British Sign Language training will be provided if necessary. Deaf Action is a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in Scotland SC 396876. Scottish Charity Number SCO09898.