Deaf Forum Coordinator

We’re looking for a Deaf Forum Coordinator with a passion for diversity and inclusion to join our team. Could that be you?

Deaf Forum Coordinator

Hours: 14 hours per week
Fixed term: April 2024 – September 2025
Location: Edinburgh & the Lothians (remote & hybrid working available)
Salary: £23,000 (pro-rata)
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 15 March 2024
Interviews: w/c 18 March 2024

Who are we?

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity, supporting and celebrating deaf people. We were established in 1835 and work with deaf people across Scotland and the South of England. Our work is geared towards empowering all deaf people to achieve their potential and fully participate in society, with equality of rights, access and opportunity.

You can find out more about us here.

About you

The Deaf Forum Coordinator will have strong organisation and teamworking skills. They will be a good communicator and have the ability to work with a range of deaf and hearing people from different backgrounds. They will be interested in issues impacting the deaf community, and will have a passion for empowering deaf people to participate in advancing policy surrounding these issues.

The ideal candidates will be fully committed to our values.

The role

The Deaf Forum will empower deaf people to take a leading role in addressing the issues which they identity as important to enhance their capacity to effectively self-manage and live well with deafness. The Forum will be designed, delivered and led by deaf people, and driven by the core principles of self-management.

The Forum will work to influence strategy and service provision, crucial to ensuring that deaf people have equality of access to the right information, services, and support so they can have ownership of their life and sensory loss. It will encourage individuals to be in control of their health and wellbeing by being better informed, prepared, and supported to overcome everyday challenges.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Recruiting suitable Forum members
  • Identifying and engaging with stakeholders
  • Organising sessions/activities and distributing the minutes to members
  • Being the main point of contact for stakeholder enquiries
  • Gathering evaluation data
What’s on offer?
  • Occupational pension scheme with employer contributions of 6%
  • 32 days leave pro rata (inc bank holidays), pro rata for part time
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
  • In-house Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme and IT Voucher Scheme
  • Ongoing support for learning and development through our PDR process
  • Death in service benefit

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter, or BSL video explaining your experience, to recruitment@deafaction.org.

PVG checks will be requested. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.