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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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: 20th November 2017

Interview dates:  7th December 2017

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: 20th November 2017

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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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

 

Citylit – London

Are you experienced in teaching courses to adults of mixed ability in group settings?

English for Deaf adults Teachers

  • Working towards English Entry 3
  • Pre-Entry English

Dates and times to be confirmed

Recruitment to an approved tutor pool. Accepted applicants will be offered suitable work as and when it becomes available, however work cannot be guaranteed.

£34.40 per hour inclusive of pro rata holiday entitlement and preparation time.

Based in Covent Garden, City Lit is London’s largest provider of learning for adults, inspiring over 30,000 students a year. As a leader in our field, we have a reputation for delivering a high quality student experience, are judged to be ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and are recognised as an Investors in People Champion.

Do you have a qualification relevant to the subject and an Award in education and training (or equivalents) or are you willing to obtain one of these within the timescales specified in City Lit’s Staff Development Policy?

If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, are able to work as part of a team and have an up to date knowledge, enthusiasm and interest in the subject; this roles could be for you. A commitment to quality, health and safety, equality and diversity, customer care and safeguarding are also essential.

In this role you will be responsible for planning, teaching and evaluating courses that meet the learning needs of students in the programme area.

(Ref: 17.18HSL05)

Closing date:   23:59, Sunday 26 November 2017

Interview date: Monday 04 December 2017

City Lit values and promotes equality and diversity

Citylit – London

Are you experienced in teaching courses to adults of mixed ability in group settings?

Maths for Deaf adults Teacher

  • Basic maths skills

Dates and times to be confirmed

Recruitment to an approved tutor pool. Accepted applicants will be offered suitable work as and when it becomes available, however work cannot be guaranteed.

£34.40 per hour inclusive of pro rata holiday entitlement and preparation time.

Based in Covent Garden, City Lit is London’s largest provider of learning for adults, inspiring over 30,000 students a year. As a leader in our field, we have a reputation for delivering a high quality student experience, are judged to be ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and are recognised as an Investors in People Champion.

Do you have a qualification relevant to the subject and an Award in education and training (or equivalents) or are you willing to obtain one of these within the timescales specified in City Lit’s Staff Development Policy?

If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, are able to work as part of a team and have an up to date knowledge, enthusiasm and interest in the subject; this roles could be for you. A commitment to quality, health and safety, equality and diversity, customer care and safeguarding are also essential.

In this role you will be responsible for planning, teaching and evaluating courses that meet the learning needs of students in the programme area.

(Ref: 17.18HSL06)

Closing date:   23:59, Sunday 26 November 2017

Interview date: Monday 04 December 2017

City Lit values and promotes equality and diversity

 

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

 

One to One Support Services

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER BSL

Department: Care Support Services

Location: Harrogate

Hours: Full time / Part time

Salary: Level 1 (£7.55) – Level 5 (£10.00) per hour

Special Requirements: British Sign Language Level 2

We are recruiting a number of Community Support Workers with BSL qualifications – for a range of various locations and shifts in the Harrogate area

Please feel free to contact us to see what we have available in your area. One to One Support Services are an Investors In People GOLD employer and provide the highest quality care support services and dignity to clients.

The ideal candidates must:

  • NVQ level 2 or 3 in Care/Childcare or equivalent
  • Have knowledge and experience in supporting either – children, adults or older persons in their homes and community
  • Have British Sign Language experience and hold a level 2 qualification in BSL
  • You will need to demonstrate a good range of communication skills and it’s essential you are able to travel from A to B in order to support individuals, so afull driving license with access to a vehicle is required.

We offer excellent salaries with regular supervision and training. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of friendly and motivated individuals, many of which are skilled British Sign Language communicators, who are already at our company.

COMMUNICATION TEAM LEADER BSL

Department: Communication Services

Location: Sheffield

Hours: Full time post 40 Hours per week

Salary: Band C PT22 -16,640 – PT34 £22,880 (Plus bonus payments for hours sold and based on performance) Negotiated on an individual basis per experience and qualifications

Special Requirements: British Sign Language Level 2

One to One Support Services wishes to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Health Care Team Leader to oversee the delivery of care support services in the Sheffield area.

The ideal candidates must:

  • A full driving licence and have the use of a vehicle is required to attend meetings and occasionally transport service users
  • To be able to communicate using British Sign Language and also to have qualification in British Sign Language Level 2

We offer excellent salaries with regular supervision and training. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of friendly and motivated individuals, many of which are skilled British Sign Language communicators, who are already at our company.

Please feel free to contact us to see what we have available in your area. One to One Support Services are an Investors In People GOLD employer and provide the highest quality care support services and dignity to clients.

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE TUTOR (BSL)

Department: Training Academy

Location: Chesterfield, Holmewood

Hours: To be discussed at Interview

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

Special Requirements: British Sign Language and PTLLS Qualification

We are looking for a Tutor to deliver Signature courses in British Sign Language at levels 1,2 and/or 3.

The ideal candidates must:

  • Experience of teaching BSL and an awareness of good practice
  • A high level of professionalism, with a strong sense of initiative
  • Be able to ensure learners’ interests are paramount and all times.
  • PTLLS would be of great advantage to any applicant

Some Key Responsibilities:

  1. To deliver one or all of the following training courses to be held at One to One Training Academy:
    Signature NVQC 1, 2 and 3
    Deaf Awareness Training
    Bespoke Company Training
    BSL Taster Sessions
  2. To maintain a clear and organised record of student files. These must be updated after any contact or correspondence with student(s)
  3. Maintain a good, supportive and constructive relationship with students with genuine interest for their well-being and progression within the classroom.
  4. To work a flexible hour’s system, this could include evenings and weekends dependent upon contract. (Evening and weekend work will be arranged in advance to give maximum notice to staff.)
  5. To maintain an awareness of good practice, so that a high quality and responsive service can be maintained.

We offer excellent salaries with regular supervision and training. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of friendly and motivated individuals, many of which are skilled British Sign Language communicators, who are already at our company.

Please feel free to contact us to see what we have available in your area. One to One Support Services are an Investors In People GOLD employer and provide the highest quality care support services and dignity to clients.

COMMUNICATION SUPPORT WORKER BSL

Department: Care Support Services

Location: Sheffield

Hours: Full time/ Part time

Salary: Level 1 (£7.55) – Level 5 (£10.00) per hour

Special Requirements: British Sign Language Level 2

We are recruiting a number of Care Assistants with British Sign Language (BSL) skills – for various locations and shifts/hours in Sheffield.

The ideal candidates must:

  • Be skilled in British Sign Language and hold a level 2 qualification in BSL.
  • May also may have NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health & Social / Childcare or equivalentand have knowledge and experience in supporting either – children, adults or older persons in their homes and community.

You will need to demonstrate a good range of communication skills (including British Sign Language) and it’s essential you are able to travel from A to B in order to support individuals, so having a full driving license with access to a vehicle is required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of friendly and motivated individuals, many of which are skilled British Sign Language communicators, who are already at our company.

We offer excellent salaries with regular supervision and training. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of friendly and motivated individuals, many of which are skilled British Sign Language communicators, who are already at our company.

Please feel free to contact us to see what we have available in your area. One to One Support Services are an Investors In People GOLD employer and provide the highest quality care support services and dignity to clients.

Contact details for all of the above jobs are as follows:

Apply online via our website www.OnetoOneSupportServices.co.uk

Email us at Jobs@OnetoOneSupportServices.co.uk

Or Email our Recruitment Manager directly at Laura@OnetoOneSupportServices.co.uk

Finally you can call our head office on 01246 200018

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