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Wellbeing Service Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Edinburgh, but flexible / home working can be discussed
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd July 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term to end of March 2022 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 our Wellbeing Service Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Community Services Manager and working closely with the Projects Administrator, you will coordinate our online and in person befriending services, BSL counselling service, work with our Digital Inclusion Officer and organise engagement and outreach activities. You will also be responsible for the management of our volunteer befrienders and will assist the Community Services Manager in developing and growing the service.

You will be someone with strong organisational skills, patience, 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 role requires 1-1 communication with users of British Sign Language, so competence in both English and British Sign Language is essential.

What’s on Offer

• More than the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement (32 days p/a, including 10 bank holidays)

• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured

• Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme

• Access to an IT Voucher Scheme

• Support for Learning and Development through our PDR process

• Access to British Sign Language training

• A range of flexible working practices

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

Application notes

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

Deaf Action are committed to inclusive and equal access to job applications for all. Leeway will be given for minor spelling or grammar mistakes if English is not your first language or you are dyslexic.

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

PVG checks will be requested in the event of being offered the position.

Applications welcome from all sections of the community.

We expect you will share our commitment to the core values of Deaf Action.

Deaf Action is a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in Scotland SC 396876. Scottish Charity Number SCO09898.