Careers

Visit this page to find the latest jobs and volunteer opportunities available at RAD and other organisations.

We are a diverse organisation, our staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds and all bring a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge; we really value this. We aim to be known as the employer of choice for Deaf people and hearing people. We know that Deaf people face barriers every day and we are passionate about breaking down those barriers. Currently 40% of our staff are Deaf, our recruitment practices are sensitive to the needs of Deaf.

We guarantee that all Deaf and applicants meeting the minimum criteria for any role we advertise will be invited to attend an interview.
We work hard to support Deaf people to gain and keep employment. If you would like to know more about our work in this area, please click here.

RAD is an equal opportunities employer.

Please click on the links below for Equal Opportunities Policy, Recruitment Policy and our Employment of Ex-offenders Policy.

Jobs at other Organisations

It’s free to advertise a relevant job or volunteer opportunity that is accessible to deaf people. Fill in the Submit a Job form.

Please note all posts are moderated before going live.


Current jobs

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Community Support Worker

Kent/Medway

Part-time (22.5 hours per week)

Annual salary: £16,087 – £19,000 (full time equivalent, depending on skills, qualifications & experience)

The RAD Social Care Team provides community support services to individuals to empower people to live more independently. We are currently looking for people to join the team.  Are you seeking an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to work within a great organisation, providing support in a wide variety of settings and making a real difference to people’s lives?

Do you want to work for a Charity that really values its people – RAD just achieved Investors in People Gold Standard.  We offer regular supervisions and hold team meetings where you get the opportunity to see your colleagues, get access to information, share experiences and ideas.

We provide great training and development and are looking for people with the right attitude who are willing to develop their skills and be part of a growing and dynamic organisation.

Some experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges is required.

If you are a skilled communicator, have previously provided support to people using visual communication and are committed to providing person centred services – please apply.  We welcome applications for both Deaf and hearing people.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, two references and medical questionnaire. All have to be satisfactory to RAD.

For further information and to download the application pack please click on the below links:

Community-Support-Worker – Medway, Kent

Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Alternatively please contact the Human Resources Administrator on 0845 688 2525 (voice phone) or email daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: to be confirmed

RAD positively encourages applications from Deaf people and will support Deaf people to meet the person specification through Access to Work contracts.

 

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Project Co-ordinator

Part-time (18.5 hours per week)

18 months fixed term contract

Annual salary up to £12,330.00 (depending on skills and experience)

Do you want to work for a Charity that really values its people? If your answer is yes you will want to work for RAD. – an Investors in People Gold Standard employer.

RAD is recruiting a part-time Co-ordinator for a new Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. You will work with the Community Development Manager on an exciting project: to support Deaf people, young and old, to explore Deaf history. They will research RAD’s archives dating back to 1841, and the memories and possessions of Deaf elders. You will help them tell the story of RAD and Deaf people in video clips, website, and a signed performance.

The successful candidate will need to be fluent in BSL (minimum Level 3), and understand Deaf culture. You will need experience of working with small groups, encouraging volunteers and helping people develop skills. You will also need good planning and administration abilities.

Working in Essex and East London, there is an option to be home-based.

This post is subject to two references, these have to be satisfactory to RAD.

For further information and to download the application pack please click on the below links.

Heritage Project Coordinator job description

Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Alternatively please contact the Human Resources Administrator on 0845 688 2525 (voice phone) or email daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 30th May 2017 (5 p.m.)

 Interview date: Week beginning 12th June 2017

 

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Advocate

Sessional  (Home-Based)

South West – Dorset

Sessional/casual work

Hourly rate: £10 – £12 (depending on skills and experience)

Do you want to work for a Charity that really values its people – RAD has achieved Investors in People Gold Standard.

We provide great training and development and are looking for people with the right attitude who are willing to develop their skills and be part of a growing and dynamic organisation.

RAD is recruiting sessional advocates to support the continued development and improvement of services for Deaf People living in the South West of England. This role includes delivering advocacy services to Deaf people, in British Sign Language and working with partner organisations in Dorset and across the South West.

The successful candidate will have experience of networking, good knowledge of the Deaf community and the ability to collect and record information.

Fluency in BSL is essential and experience of working with Deaf people in an Advocacy role is desirable.

The ability to work independently is essential to this role.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two references.

For further information and to download the application pack please click on the links:

Sessional Advocate Dorset – April 2017

Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Alternatively please contact the Human Resources Administrator on 0845 688 2525 (voice phone) or email daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Midday (12pm) 19th June 2017

Interview date: – Monday 26th June 2017

 

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We are recruiting volunteers

Our charity works hard to make services accessible to Deaf people and to help mainstream providers to be Deaf aware

We are looking for volunteers to support us with:

  • Youth events
  • Exhibitions
  • Fundraising events
  • Activities (adult, children and young people)
  • Office support/admin
  • Befriending
  • Community work (one-to-one and group)
  • Office support/admin

In the following locations:

  • Essex
  • London
  • South West

The ability to use BSL is preferable but not essential

All we ask for is a welcoming and friendly outlook, a positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team.

In return, we will provide you with:

  • a great environment to work
  • variety/flexibility
  • training

Volunteering can be really rewarding and provides an opportunity to upskill, enhance your CV and meet new people.

Download an application pack here by clicking on the links:

Volunteer Application Form RAD 2017

Applications will need to be returned by email to info@royaldeaf.org.uk or posted to Addressee only, Georgina Dedman, RAD, Century House South, Riverside Office Centre, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1RE. Tel: 0845 688 2525 (voice phone), 0845 688 2527 (Text phone)

The volunteer posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and two references – all have to be satisfactory to RAD
Closing date for applications: Ongoing

 

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Community Support Worker

Essex

Full time (37.5 hours per week) or part-time (hours to be agreed)

Annual salary: £16,087 – £19,000 (full time equivalent, depending on skills, qualifications & experience)

The RAD Social Care Team provides community support services to individuals to empower people to live more independently. We are currently looking for people to join the team.  Are you seeking an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to work within a great organisation, providing support in a wide variety of settings and making a real difference to people’s lives?

Do you want to work for a Charity that really values its people – RAD just achieved Investors in People Gold Standard.  We offer regular supervisions and hold team meetings where you get the opportunity to see your colleagues, get access to information, share experiences and ideas.

We provide great training and development and are looking for people with the right attitude who are willing to develop their skills and be part of a growing and dynamic organisation.

Some experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges is required.

If you are a skilled communicator, have previously provided support to people using visual communication and are committed to providing person centred services – please apply.  We welcome applications for both Deaf and hearing people.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, two references and medical questionnaire. All have to be satisfactory to RAD.

For further information and to download the application pack please click on the below links:

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Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Alternatively please contact the Human Resources Administrator on 0845 688 2525 (voice phone) or email daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: to be confirmed

RAD positively encourages applications from Deaf people and will support Deaf people to meet the person specification through Access to Work contracts.

 

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Community Support Worker

London

Full-time (37.5 hours per week) or part-time (hours to be agreed)

Annual salary from £18,330 – £19,000 (depending on skills, qualifications & experience)

The RAD Social Care Team provides community support services to individuals to enable people to live more independently.

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity to work within a great organisation, offering a wide variety of settings and making a real difference to people’s lives?

We currently have a full-time/or part-time opportunity to join the team as Community Support Worker in London. Work for a Charity that really values its people – RAD just achieved Investors in People Gold Standard.

Experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges and BSL level 2 or equivalent is essential.

The work will involve some evening and weekend work (up to a maximum of 2 weekends per month) as part of the full-time contracted hours. We are also providing a sleep in for a female client, the hours will be part of the contracted hours.

If you are a skilled communicator with an understanding of person centred working methods, please get in touch. We welcome both Deaf and hearing applicants.

We offer regular team meetings, support/supervision and training opportunities to all of our staff members.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, two references and medical questionnaire. All have to be satisfactory to RAD.

For further information and to download the application pack please click on the below links.

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Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Alternatively please contact the Human Resources Administrator on 0845 688 2525 (voice phone) or email daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: To be confirmed

RAD positively encourages applications from Deaf people and will support Deaf people to meet the person specification through Access to Work contracts.

YHA

YHA are looking for some very special volunteers who can make this summer one to remember for the young people attending their summer camps.
For many of the young people it will be the first time they have been away from home and you can help them make some fantastic memories that will stay with them for many years to come.
You will help hearing and deaf young people make the most of their time at camp and integrate with the rest of the group.

You will assist two-way communication for children and adults with varied communication methods and translate between English and British Sign Language (BSL)
We are looking for volunteers who have experience of volunteering or working with young people.
You must have BSL signing skills at level 3 or above (with or without a formal qualification) and have experience of delivering activities to young people.

You should enjoy working in a busy and high-energy environment and have good communication, leadership and team working skills.
It is helpful if you are studying or have completed a course in a subject relating to young people (e.g. PGCE, youth work qualification etc.)

Have volunteered or worked with young people in a residential setting.

Have a driving license.

To apply for any of this position you need to:

  • Be aged 18 or over by 23rd July 2017
  • Be willing to take an enhanced DBS check
  • Be able to attend a training course at YHA Edale on 14th-17th July 2017
  • Be available to volunteer at camp on 27th August – 2nd September 2017
  • Have the right to work in the UK

To apply, or for more information please visit https://jobs.yha.org.uk/volunteer/find-volunteering-opportunities/campyha-summer-camp-volunteers/

 

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

Full-Time Chief Executive Officer

Salary Range – £40,000-£45,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead an independent charity, based in Nottingham, working for the benefit of deaf and hard of hearing people across the East Midlands.  We are looking for a Chief Executive to lead the organisation with a focus on both internal and external challenges.

NDS (www.nottsdeaf.org.uk) works to four strategic aims:

  • Enabling better communications between deaf and hearing people
  • Expressing the voice of deaf people to local decision makers
  • Offering specialised support services tailored to the needs of deaf people
  • Providing a community space which is culturally accessible to deaf people.

At the core of its work is a large BSL interpreting service providing a mixture of commissioned and non-commissioned services for medical, educational, employment, public events, social services, legal and many other contexts.  This blends with other services, including a specialist BSL Welfare Rights service, providing advice and representation to an ever increasing number of customers, and with the provision of an expanding programme of BSL training courses.

Our community centre operates from our wholly owned grade two listed building in Nottingham, and provides a base for deaf people to come together to meet and celebrate their distinctive culture through a wide range of accessible social and sports activities. It also generates income for the organisation through room hire.

Our externally facing activities involve representing the views and needs of deaf people throughout our region and facilitating their wider participation in decision making forums.

The external focus will be on new and creative thinking to develop NDS’s strategic plan to promote the well-being of deaf people; to meeting the challenges of identifying and securing funding to support the strategic plan and maximise self-generated income; and to maintaining and developing effective networks with stakeholders and supporters to influence local policies and decisions.

The internal focus will be on managing efficient office and financial systems and controls; supervising and managing our 25 staff members and volunteers; maintaining culturally accessible community facilities; and ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and with best practice in work with deaf people

The Chief Executive will work closely and collaboratively with the incumbent Head of Services and report in a timely and appropriate way to the Board of Directors.

LOCATION:

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society, 22 Forest Rd West, Nottingham, NG7 4EQ

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Michael Peacock on 0115 9887574 or michael.peacock@nottsdeaf.org.uk

Applications are invited by way of covering letter addressing the job description and person specification with an accompanying CV.  Please send applications via e-mail to: lindsey.harrison-grimes@nelsonslaw.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26 May 2017.

Interviews are planned for week commencing Monday 5 June 2017, subject to availability.

 

DeafHope from Signhealth

FEMALE * COORDINATOR / ADMINISTRATOR – DEAFHOPE

London Based
Minimum 2 year contract – Full time

Salary £21,000 – £23,000 circa

DeafHope is the disability charity of the year in 2014/5. It’s a service from the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth, and it provides support to Deaf people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse.

We are looking to recruit an experienced full time coordinator/administrator to join our dynamic Deaf team to support the day to day running of our busy London office.  The successful person will have proven office experience, ability to manage telephone enquiries and experience of marketing/coordinating.  You should have excellent communication skills and BSL skills to minimum level 2.  This is a minimum 2 year contract.

To apply, please email jradclyffe@signhealth.org.uk and ask for an application pack.

Closing date for applications 3rd June 2017 (CV’s alone will not be accepted)

Interviews will be held in London on 9th June 2017.

* The requirement for this role to be female-only is an Occupational Requirement to achieve a Legitimate Aim in the personal welfare or educational services field within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.

 

NDCS

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

3 Youth work Apprentices

1 Business Administration Apprentice

Birmingham office based

£10,101 – £12,649 per annum

35 hours per week

15 month fixed term contract

Passionate about working with Young Deaf People? The National Deaf Children’s Society is looking for a 4 young apprentices for our young People’s programmes. You will be flexible, motivated and friendly. Our apprentices will be deaf, aged 18-25 and based in our Birmingham office.

This is a great opportunity to develop skills and a qualification in Youth Work or Business Administration and help deliver our vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child.

Apprenticeship in Youth Work (Level 3)

You’ll be interested in working with deaf young people and passionate about making a positive change. You need to be positive, a good communicator and willing to support youth activities and programmes. Working with different teams you will travel across the UK and support activity weekends, workshops, conferences and events.

You’ll also need the skills to do behind the scenes work such as planning, office administration and writing reports.

This is a great opportunity to develop skills and a level 3 qualification in youth work and help deliver our vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child.

 

SignHealth – The Deaf Health Charity

SignHealth is a national charity committed to achieving better access to and equality of health provision within the UK for Deaf people. SignHealth works in the files of supported living, counselling, advocacy, outreach, domestic abuse and health promotion for Deaf people with mental health difficulties and/or complex needs.

Bank Outreach Worker – Urmston, Manchester

To cover Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire surrounding areas

Salary £8.76 plus holiday pay plus £1.05 holiday pay

Due to an increase in demand for our services, we are looking for a dynamic person who would like the exciting challenge of working in this environment and supporting individuals who are living in the Community. We are currently seeking applicants who can work weekdays/evening/weekends and can offer the following:

Knowledge of the deaf community and mental health issues

A belief in and positive attitude to the principles of community care

A commitment to equal opportunities and the empowerment of clients

Ability to work independently

Previous experience of client assessment

Experience of working in outreach support/residential setting

Driving licence and use of a car is essential

Ability to communicate in British Sign Language (minimum Level 2) is essential.

Application from D/deaf people are strongly encouraged.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check at an enhanced level and Independent Safeguarding Adults clearance.

For an application pack, email Igilligan@signhealth.org.uk or

Voice 0161 747 9700/Fax: 0161 746 9106, Minicom 0161 749 7070 Text only 07812 065 063

Closing date: Ongoing