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. Please send information in a word document to daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk

Please note all posts are moderated before going live.


Current jobs

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

Individual Giving and Major Gifts Officer

Annual salary: £28,000 per annum pro rata

Working hours: 22.5 hours per week

You will be joining the Royal Association for Deaf People at a really exciting time of investment in fundraising. We are building the fundraising team, a new area of development for the charity, and are looking for an experienced Individual Giving and Major Gifts Officer to take responsibility for developing, managing and implementing all aspects of individual giving, including regular giving, in memoriam, legacies and major gifts, in order to deliver substantial and sustainable income growth.

Entering the charity at this time of growth, you will have influence in the creation of all individual giving systems and processes, including the set-up of a CRM for fundraising.

Your role which reports directly into the Head of Fundraising, will be significant in increasing income and support in order to grow our services and make them more accessible to local Deaf communities across the country.

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

Individual Giving and Major Gifts Officer – job description

Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Applications will need to be returned by email to Daniela Miller   daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk or posted to Addressee only, Human Resources Administrator, 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)

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

Closing date for applications:28th July 2017

Interview date:11th/18th August 2017

 

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

Fundraising Manager: Corporate, Community and Events

Annual salary: £33,000 per annum pro rata

Working hours: 22.5 hours per week

You will be joining the Royal Association for Deaf People at a really exciting time of investment in fundraising. We are building the fundraising team, a new area of development for the charity, and are looking for an experienced fundraising manager to take responsibility for leading the generation of income from corporate, community and events.

Managing a Corporate and Community Events Fundraiser and responsible for the recruitment and management of a network of volunteers, this role is an opportunity to develop and implement multi-year strategies to significantly increase income and support in order to grow our services and make them more accessible to local Deaf communities across the country.

For further information about the post and to access the application pack, please click on the below links:

Fundraising Manager – Corporate Community and Events

Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Applications will need to be returned by email to Daniela Miller   daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk or posted to Addressee only, Human Resources Administrator, 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)

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

Closing date for applications: 28th July 2017

Interview date: 11th or 18th August 2017

 

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

Project Support Worker – funded by the Dream Fund (Money Mechanics)

Annual salary up to: £9,384.00 per annum pro rata

Working hours: 15 hours per week

Fixed term contract until March 2019

You will be joining the Royal Association for Deaf People at a really exciting time. The successful candidate will support the delivery of RAD’s DreamFund project in London. Empowering Deaf young people aged between 11-25 to participate in financial capability programmes to improve financial awareness and confidence with money.

You will promote and deliver transition services to increase opportunities enabling Deaf young people to reach their full potential, develop their personal skills through group activities and accessible course content.

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

Dreamfund Project Support Worker – job description

Application Form | Recruitment Monitoring Form

Applications will need to be returned by email to Daniela Miller   daniela.miller@royaldeaf.org.uk or posted to Addressee only, Human Resources Administrator, 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)

This post is subject to a DBS check and two references, all have to be satisfactory to RAD.

Closing date for applications: 7th August 2017 (10 a.m.)

Interview date: 14th August 2017 (Stratford)

 

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Specialist Employment Coach

  1. Stoke and Staffordshire 15 – 18 hours per week

Salary: up to £25,000 pro rata

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 and skills to be part of a growing and dynamic organisation.

RAD is delivering Connecting Choices in partnership with Ixion.  We are looking for people to work with us to support Deaf people who are furthest from the labour market, working intensively with individuals, offering exceptional levels of advice, guidance and practical support to overcome barriers and move towards and into sustainable volunteering, education, training or employment.

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting Deaf people in an employment or IAG environment.  Good knowledge of the barriers facing Deaf people and the ability to collect and record information.  Fluency in BSL (or a minimum level 3) is essential.

The ability to work independently is essential and the 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:

Employment Advisor and Personal Coach Connecting Choices Stoke and Staffs Ixion May 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: Thursday, 10th August 2017 (12 noon)

Interview date: Thursday 17th August 2017 (Staffordshire)

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

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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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: 10th August 2017 (10 a.m.)

Interview date: – 17th August 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 which has 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:

Community-Support-Worker-April 2017 Essex

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.

 

SignHealth – the Healthcare Charity for Deaf People

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 fields of supported living, counselling, advocacy, outreach and health promotion for Deaf people with mental health difficulties and/or complex needs.

Full Time Housing Support Worker

Maternity Cover 1 year contract

Leeds

Salary £ 17,160 plus sleep-in allowance

The salary is based on a 40 hour week. Housing Support Workers are expected to sleep over, once all checks and inductions are completed, and will be paid for this in addition to salary at a rate of £31.74. Sleep-ins are counted as part of the working week.

We are looking for a person who is interested in a challenging position, working with a dedicated team of staff offering support to Deaf people with mental health problems/needs in this Supported Living Scheme.  Ideally offer the following:

  • Previous experience of working in a residential/care setting
  • Level 2 British Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf culture
  • A belief in, positive attitude and commitment to equal opportunities and the empowerment of tenants
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • NVQ Level 2 Health and Social or the Care Certificate

In addition to a competitive salary we offer a stakeholder pension scheme

and a child care voucher scheme – after a qualifying period,

excellent training opportunities, 22 days holiday per year plus days in lieu of the statutory Bank Holidays

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS Check at an enhanced level & Independent Safeguarding Adults clearance

Please contact constanceway@signhealth.org.uk for an application form

Voice 01132 457991 Mini 0113 245 7992, Fax 01132 457993

Or download information from the website

www.signhealth.org.uk

Closing Date:  18th August

Interviews will be held on 24th August

Aim in the personal welfare or educational services field within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.

 

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/

 

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

Coventry University 

Employability Lecturer British Sign Language

For more details see link: Lecturer BSL AdJun17