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Assistant Youth Service Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, but flexible home working can be discussed
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

  • Advertised from 21st July 2021
  • 21 hours per week. Fixed term to end of March 2022 initially, with likelihood of extension.


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 the Assistant Youth Service Coordinator.

Reporting directly to the Youth Service Coordinator, you will assist with the day to day running of the service including general administration work, liaising with parents and other stakeholders, event management, chaperoning and assisting at activities & events, conducting monitoring and evaluation tasks and more.

The ideal candidate will be someone with:

  • Experience of working with or being in the deaf* community
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and inclusive communication skills.
  • The ability to manage both time and workload
  • Strong IT and digital skills
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, sessional youth workers, service users, their families and other professionals in the deaf* community.
  • A willingness to attend British Sign Language classes if you are not already proficient.
  • PVG scheme eligibility (if not already registered).

deaf* is a general term to include Deaf British Sign Language users, deafened, hard of hearing, and deafblind people.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3rd August 2021, 5pm

Provisional interview date: Tuesday 10th August 2021

Full job description, person specification and application form available on the Deaf Action website:

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.

This position is part funded by The National Lottery Community Fund