National Deaf Children's Society
National Deaf Children's Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC040779

Create a world without barriers. There are 35,000 deaf children in the UK. The National Deaf Children?s Society (NDCS) is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. Our campaigns have already resulted in changes that will revolutionise the lives of deaf children and young people, such as the introduction of hearing screening for every baby within days of birth.

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Children and Families Support Officer – Edinburgh Lothian Borders

  • Part time
  • £25,442 – £30,127 pro-rata
  • Home-based (within the region)
  • Closing 22nd February 2019

We’re strengthening our support services for deaf children and families in the Edinburgh Lothian and the Borders.

We’re looking for an exceptional Children and Families Support Officer who can make a big difference to the lives of deaf children, young people and their families. The focus of the role will be to provide information and support to deaf children, young people and their families with a range of issues including education, welfare benefits, social care, health and discrimination.

In addition, you will use your interpersonal skills and experience of working with families to connect with local community groups and our network of local deaf children’s societies, raising awareness of our services, membership and the support we provide to families, deaf young people and professionals.

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Activity and Events Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,442 – £30,127
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th April 2019

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

Are you a meticulous planner, with an eye for detail and great people skills?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as an Activity and Events Co-ordinator. You will be responsible for organising, marketing and administering our family, youth activity and professional training programmes, and will be working alongside others to ensure these programmes meet quality standards and deliver impact.

Essential experience of organising a variety of activity programmes is essential.

This role involves travel with some evening and weekend work.

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Local Groups Development Officer: Scotland

  • Part time
  • £25,442 – £30,127 pro-rata
  • Glasgow office or home-based
  • Closing 26th April 2019

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

Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills?

Do you have experience of using community development approaches to help people with a shared interest or experience come together? If the answer is yes, we’d like you to hear from you.

Help us strengthen our network of deaf children’s societies and local support groups for families of deaf children. These groups provide vital support for parents, carers and their families to ensure they can access the right support for them and their children.

Our ambition is to ensure every family has this kind of support. We need your help to ensure no family is left isolated or left out.

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Youth Outreach Officer: Scotland

  • Full time
  • £29,192 – £34,549
  • Glasgow office
  • Closing 25th April 2019

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

Are you experienced in working in a creative participation and influencing environment? Do you have experience of working with and supporting young people to campaign? If so, this is an exciting time to join the National Deaf Children’s Society as our work with deaf children and young people is evolving.

The post-holder will be covering a part time maternity role which is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting a group of Scotland-wide young deaf campaigners and ensure sustainability. They will work with the wider Scotland Team to ensure that deaf young people, including young campaigners, are involved in shaping our priorities and to ensure that the voices of deaf young people are heard by decision in Scotland.

The post holder will also undertake broader responsibilities, making this a full time role, at a time of evolving needs to also co-ordinate the youth participation elements of our BSL Act (Scotland) 2015 project. This will particularly involve ensuring a cohesive approach to our youth campaigning by delivering our Civic Participation courses, Deaf Learners Conferences and Young Campaigners programme in a joined up way, to support young people’s involvement in our work on improving careers outcomes for deaf young people in Scotland.

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Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,155 – £38,830
  • London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow or Belfast
  • Closing 13th June 2019

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

Are you passionate about participation, young people’s engagement and making sure their voice is heard and acted on by decision makers? Have you already made a significant impact elsewhere in making sure children and young people have a voice? Do you have the passion and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of deaf children and young? If so, we would like to hear from you.

This post offers an amazing opportunity to manage and develop our growing participation work and profile with deaf children and young people. Working closely with the Policy and Campaigns team, the post holder will manage a team to actively engage and support deaf children and young people to get involved in our policy and campaigning activity, ensuring all of our work is influenced by their views and experiences.

The role is also an outward facing service and therefore you will bring your experience to partnership development and influencing others. You will also possess strong management and leadership skills that are underpinned by strategic thinking and budget management.

Candidates will need extensive experience of working directly with children and young people and a strong commitment to upholding their needs and rights. Having a good working knowledge of current policy in safeguarding, education, health and decision making processes would be advantageous.

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