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

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Current jobs

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The Royal Association for Deaf people is entering an exciting time of growth and development.  We are looking for an experienced, committed and highly motivated Head of Marketing and Public Relations (PR) to join our team.

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

Head of Marketing and PR

Annual salary: circa £45,000 pro rata

Part-time, 30 hours per week

To view the job description, person specification and to download an application pack please click on the links.

Head of Marketing and PR

Head of Marketing and PR – letter for potential applicant

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 standard DBS check and two references, all have to be satisfactory to RAD.

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th February 2017 (5 p.m.)

Interview date: Friday 3rd March 2017 (Colchester)

 

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Youth Mentor

Fixed-term contract for 12 months

London

Working hours – 7.5 hours per week (worked over 1 or 2 days)

Annual salary: up to £2,808

Do you want to work for a charity that really values its people – RAD just 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.

The main purpose of the post is to support young people’s projects within RAD’s Transition team, increasing opportunities and empowering young deaf people (18 – 25) to participate in one to one support sessions and project activities.

Outreach and find new Deaf young people  by promoting accessible opportunities and encourage them to reach their full potential whilst they engage with RAD project workers.

Fluency in BSL and recent experience using Youth Services is essential for the 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 below links:

RAD Youth Mentor JD

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 (12 p.m.) on Friday 17th February 2017

Interview date: Thursday 23rd February 2017 (London)

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

South West- Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Working hours – Sessional

 Salary – £10 – £12 per hour (depending on skills and experience)

Do you want to work for a charity that really values its people – RAD just 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 Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and across the South West.

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 below links:

Sessional Advocate Cornwall 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: Midday (12pm) Friday 3rd Feb 12 p.m. 

Interview date: To be confirmed – Cornwall (location TBC)

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

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.

 

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Community Support Worker

Surrey

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.

 

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.

Casual *Female Housing Support Worker

Erdington, Birmingham

£8.76 per hour plus holiday pay of £1.05 and sleep-in payments

We are looking for people to work with our dedicated teams supporting Deaf people with mental health difficulties and complex needs who live in our supported accommodation.  The work is interesting, challenging and rewarding.

Ideally:

  • Previous experience of working in a residential/care setting
  • Good level of 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
  • Good people skills

SignHealth will give the successful candidate a training and induction programme.

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

Voice 0121 350 0592 Fax 0121 350 1824

Closing Date: On-going

* 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.

                            

Casual Housing Support Workers – Manchester

In Chorlton And Urmston, Manchester. (You Can Apply To Work At Either or both).

Salary £8.76 plus holiday pay of £1.05 and sleep-in payments

We are looking for people to work with our dedicated teams supporting Deaf people with mental health difficulties and complex needs who live in our supported accommodation. The work is interesting, challenging and rewarding.

Ideally:

You have previous experience of working in residential care

You can communicate in British Sign Language – at least to Level 1

You have a positive attitude

You believe in, and are committed to, equal opportunities and empowering tenants

You can work well in a team

You have good people skills

SignHealth will give the successful candidate a training and induction programme.

We encourage and welcome applications from D/deaf people. If we offer you a job you this will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level.

To apply, please download an application form and send it with your CV to:

claridgeroad@signhealth.org.uk or

Voice 0161 860 4365, Minicom 0161 860 4362

Closing date: Ongoing

DeafHope

Job Title         Casual Housing Support Worker

Salary             £8.76 per hour plus holiday and sleep-in payments

Location         Erdington, Birmingham

SignHealth is the health and wellbeing charity for deaf people. SignHealth is committed to bringing better healthcare and equality of service provision to deaf people throughout the UK and in Uganda.

Ideally:

  • SignHealth is looking for people to work with their dedicated teams supporting Deaf people with mental health difficulties and complex needs who live in our supported accommodation. The work is interesting, challenging and rewarding. 
  • You have previous experience of working in residential car
  • You can communicate in British Sign Language – at least to Level 1
  • You have a positive attitude
  • You believe in, and are committed to equal opportunities and empowering tenants.
  • You can work well in a team
  • You have good people skills

SignHealth will give the successful candidate a training and induction programme.

SignHealth encourages and welcomes applications from D/deaf people.

The job offer will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

To apply, please email polestar@signhealth.org.uk and request a job application form.

Voice 0121 350 0592   Fax 0121 350 1824

Closing Date – Ongoing
Welfare Rights Officer

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society (NDS)
Job Description :
Nottinghamshire Deaf Society (NDS) is contracted to provide a professional specialist Welfare rights Service for a Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who live in the City and County Of Nottinghamshire. NDS is developing a range of services it provides to meet the needs of the deaf community and wishes to recruit a Welfare Rights Officer to work alongside our present worker.

Your main responsibilities will be to provide a comprehensive Welfare Rights Service in BSL/English, providing support and advice on arrange of Welfare benefits, assist with form filling and improve access to benefit, entitlements and services for the deaf community. The role may involve home visits and outreach work alongside sessions at our office base.

The ideal candidate will be an individual with a positive mindset, good planning and organizational skills who can work independently or as part of a team. You will need to have had some experience working in an “advice” setting and preferably knowledge and experience of Welfare Rights and debt casework. Good English skills and a minimum of BSL level 2 or equivalent is needed for this post as you will be working with a range of deaf people

Website :
http://www.nottsdeaf.org.uk
Your contact email (to obtain the job description and application pack) :
frances.connor@nottsdeaf.org.uk

 

Integris – Financial Recruitment are currently recruiting for:

Director of Finance and Resources         

Buckinghamshire / London        

£60,000 – £80,000 plus benefits

Opportunity to work for a National Deaf Charity and truly have an impact on the organisation at a strategic level. This role will see you working closely with the Chief Executive. With experience already gained at a strategic level the responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Ensuring financial information is accurate, statutory reports are on time and accurate and closely monitoring the finances for the charity

Management reporting

Strategic planning including the development of a comprehensive 3 year business plan

Developing of financial systems, procedures, internal controls

Ensuring compliance to laws relevant to the charitable sector

Liaising with external advisors and bank

Management of the portfolio of properties that the charity has ensuring compliance

Implementation of an investment strategy

Monitoring of risk

You will already have worked in the charitable sector, social care sector or social health sector. Applications from those seeking to work both full time and part time will be considered.

This is a vital role within the origination and requires a qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIPFA / CIMA) to join the team. As they go through a period of change the organisation needs a strong character to work with the Chief Executive be involved in sustaining a great Charity whilst ensuring that the foundations are laid for future development and growth.

A manager, commercially aware and able to work effectively in a senior management role you will be passionate and keen to positively influence the organisation.

For further information on this opportunity please contact Caterina Glenn:  email caterinaglenn@integris.co.uk

 

Sign Health, The Deaf Health Charity

FINANCE AND RESOURCES DIRECTOR

South East Base – Closing Date 28th February

Full time and part time will be considered

It is a great time to join SignHealth. Together with our recently appointed Chief Executive, we are developing our new Strategy which will strengthen our presence and ensure the Charity continues to place its services at the fore. Our recently re-organised finance team will support the Charity to broaden and develop other income streams and new services.

SignHealth has just celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.  We are a successful national charity, and keen to keep growing.  We employ 160 people both at our head office in Beaconsfield, and in projects all over the UK. We are proud to that more than half our employees are deaf. Delivering deaf services for the deaf by the deaf, means we provide specialist, high quality services. The Charity has three decades of experience improving the lives of deaf people and ensuring that deaf people get the same access to healthcare as hearing people and support those for whom mainstream services ignore.

Do you want a role in a national charity where you can truly have a positive impact on the organisation at a strategic level? You will work closely with the CEO and senior management team to lead on the strategic planning and long-term development of the charity, including business planning, policy setting, financial forecasting, risk and operational capacity. As a qualified accountant, and of graduate calibre you will have experience in the either the charitable sector, social care sector or social health sector and can demonstrate your understanding of our Charity’s priorities and challenges.
A pre-requisite is a successful track record of building and managing a financially sustainable organisation. You will have the ability and knowledge to successfully manage teams towards the delivery of key goals whilst displaying tenacity, resilience, resourcefulness and a collaborative approach.

The Finance & Resources Director has lead responsibility for many of the internal-facing functions of the organisation including ICT and will take the lead on property and estates management.

How to Apply

  • Application is by CV and a cover letter to vhanrahan@signhealth.org.uk.The covering letter should address your personal interest in the role, and how your experience supports you to fulfil the skills required. A recruitment pack is available.
  • Further information and queries
  • If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Peter, Head of HR on 07928551291 or 01494 687600 (SignHealth Headquarters’ line.)
  • Our online interpreter service: “InterpreterNow” is available to use for an informal discussion, please email vhanrahan@signhealth.org.uk for details.
  • SignHealth Website: https://www.signhealth.org.uk/
  • We positively welcome applications from D/deaf people who meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification.

Sign Health, The Deaf Health Charity

HEAD OF FINANCE  – South East Base

Closing date 24th February

It is a great time to join SignHealth. Together with our recently appointed Chief Executive, we are developing our new Strategy which will strengthen our presence and ensure the Charity continues to place its services at the fore. Our recently re-organised finance team will support the Charity to broaden and develop other income streams and new services.

SignHealth has just celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.  We are a successful national charity, and keen to keep growing.  We employ 160 people both at our head office in Beaconsfield, and in projects all over the UK. We are proud that more than half our employees are deaf. Delivering deaf services for the deaf by the deaf, means we provide specialist, high quality services. The Charity has three decades of experience improving the lives of deaf people and ensuring that deaf people get the same access to healthcare as hearing people and support those for whom mainstream services ignore.

We need an outstanding Head of Finance, a qualified accountant with a sound knowledge of charity finance, who has a track record of improving processes and procedures, and will strive for excellence. The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills and be able to show how they have developed teams and led projects. We need an exceptional professional who can as well as providing reporting, and budgets can give insight and guidance, for operational teams ensuring that the business has the best information possible to make sound commercial decisions.

How to Apply

  • Application is by CV and a cover letter to vhanrahan@signhealth.org.uk.The covering letter should address your personal interest in the role, and how your experience supports you to fulfil the skills required. A recruitment pack is available
  • Further information and queries
  • If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Peter, Head of HR on 07928551291 or 01494 687600 (SignHealth Headquarters’ line.)
  • Our online interpreter service: “InterpreterNow” is available to use for an informal discussion, please email vhanrahan@signhealth.org.uk for details.
  • SignHealth Website: https://www.signhealth.org.uk/
  • We positively welcome applications from D/deaf people who meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification.

Sign Health, The Deaf Health Charity

SYSTEMS ACCOUNTANT – 12 Month contract

South East Base – Closing date 24th February

It is a great time to join SignHealth. Together with our recently appointed Chief Executive, we are developing our new Strategy which will strengthen our presence and ensure the Charity continues to place its services at the fore. Our recently re-organised finance team will support the Charity to broaden and develop other income streams and new services.

SignHealth has just celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.  We are a successful national charity, and keen to keep growing.  We employ 160 people both at our head office in Beaconsfield, and in projects all over the UK. We are proud that more than half our employees are deaf. Delivering deaf services for the deaf by the deaf, means we provide specialist, high quality services. The Charity has three decades of experience improving the lives of deaf people and ensuring that deaf people get the same access to healthcare as hearing people and support those for whom mainstream services ignore.

Clearly this role has a major part to play in the ongoing success of this ambitious charity and ensure it is flexible, adaptable and able to respond to changing commercial demands. The aim of this role is to take the lead in driving improvements within the Charity’s financial practices, procedures and finance systems and to raise the level of synergy between all systems responsibilities.

To be successful in this role you will have 5 years’ experience at finance manager/head of finance level, experience of introducing new accounting systems in an organisation with at least a £5m turnover, an accountancy qualification and a sound knowledge of Charity finance. On a personal level, you will excel at liaising with managers from all parts of the charity to interpret their needs and convert them into systems, reports and processes. Clearly offering challenge and making suggestions for improvements will come naturally to you.

How to Apply

  • Application is by CV and a cover letter to vhanrahan@signhealth.org.uk.The covering letter should address your personal interest in the role, and how your experience supports you to fulfil the skills required. A recruitment pack is available.
  • Further information and queries
  • If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Peter, Head of HR on 07928551291 or 01494 687600 (SignHealth Headquarters’ line.)
  • Our online interpreter service: “InterpreterNow” is available to use for an informal discussion, please email vhanrahan@signhealth.org.uk for details.
  • SignHealth Website: https://www.signhealth.org.uk/
  • We positively welcome applications from D/deaf people who meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification.