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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Surrey

Senior Community Support Worker (full time)

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

up to £24,000 per annum (depending on skills/experience)

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 to be part of a growing and dynamic organisation.

Have you previously provided support and/or care services to people who use visual forms of communication and/or people who have a learning disability and/or mental health?  Have you worked in a community/care setting? Would you like to?  Are you self-motivated and able to work independently?  Please apply.  We welcome applications from both deaf and hearing people.

We will support the development of skills for the right people with the right attitude. If you believe you have a positive can-do attitude and want to join our Community Support team; providing services to people in the community so they can live as independently as possible – join us.

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 links:

Senior Community-Support-Worker April 2017 Surrey LATEST

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: 13th October 2017 (12 noon)

Interview date:19th October 2017

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Apprenticeship opportunities

Community Support Worker (Health & Social Care NVQ Level 2)

Working hours:  30 to 37.5 hours per week

Locations: Essex, Surrey, London & Kent/Medway

Apprenticeship duration: Minimum 12 months

Annual salary: The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour for those who are under 19 (or 19 in their first year). However we are proposing to pay £4.50 per hour.  Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that is part of their apprenticeship.

Are you looking to start an apprenticeship scheme seeking an exciting opportunity to work within a leading Deaf organisation and studying for the NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care?

We are currently offering opportunities to work within our Community Support team in various locations; Essex, London, Surrey and Kent/Medway.

Do you have a positive attitude to work and learning?  Are you enthusiastic and reliable?  Do you want to learn from a skilled and experienced team?  If so, please get in touch.

We welcome applications from Deaf people and those who have some sign language skills/experience (see job description for further information) to work with adults who use a variety of visual forms of communication including British Sign Language (BSL), Makaton, SSE and signs/symbols.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check (paid for by RAD), two references and medical questionnaire, all have to be satisfactory to RAD.

For further information, please read the job description/person specification and the application pack, please click on the below links:

Apprentice Community-Support-Worker job description

Letter to Candidate

CS Apprentice application 2017

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 12th October 2017 (12 noon)

Interview dates:  18th October 2017 (London)

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

RAD is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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Community Support Worker

Surrey

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

Annual salary from £16,477.50 – £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 Surrey. 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.

Community-Support-Worker – Surrey

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: 13th October 2017 (12 noon)

Interview date:19th October 2017

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: 13th October 2017 (12 noon)

Interview date:19th October 2017


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:

Community-Support-Worker – 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: 13th October 2017 (12 noon)

Interview date:19th October 2017


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.

Community-Support-Worker – London

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: 13th October 2017 (12 noon)

Interview date:19th October 2017


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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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

 

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

Bowfell Road, Manchester

Salary £17,160 per annum 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.

We are looking for someone who offers the following experience, qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience of working in a residential/care setting
  • Minimum 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 in Health and Social Care

In addition to a competitive salary we offer:

  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • 22 days holiday per year
  • Plus days in lieu of the statutory Bank Holidays

Applications from D/deaf people are strongly encouraged.

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

To apply:

Please contact bowfellroad@signhealth.org.uk with your cover letter and CV

Voice 0121 350 0592 Fax 0121 350 1824

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