Head of Advice and Investigations
The Commissioner’s office is looking to hire a Head of Advice and Investigations.
The position, which is a fixed-term appointment for 18 months, offers the right candidate the chance to make a real difference to children’s lives in Scotland in a dynamic and fast-changing environment. Continued funding will be subject to review.
You will have:
- a proven track record as a manager, including managing and developing staff,
- proven experience of working in a relevant field— including law, social care, education and health,
- experience of working in an investigation capacity, preferably at management level, and
- experience of conducting formal investigations.
You will be able to demonstrate sound judgement and an ability to act on your own initiative, prioritise your own workload and work effectively within a small and very busy team.
Preferably, you will have some experience of working in a children’s rights/human rights related capacity and will be able to evidence experience of developing and promoting good practice in working with children and young people. You must be committed to learning about and promoting children’s rights and be used to operating in a flexible working environment on a diverse range of tasks.
The salary range for the position is £41,649 to £51,144.
The closing date for applications is Friday 14 April, with interviews being held on Monday 8 May. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Find out more and download an application form.
Teacher of the Deaf
Closing date – Sunday 26th March 2017
Where: Garvel Deaf Centre, Moorfoot Primary School, Moorfoot Drive, Gourock
35 hours per week
For more information on how to apply, click here.
Deaf Equality & Accessibility Forum
£23,640 per annum, 35 hours per week, one year fixed term contract,
D.E.A.F. Hamilton office, with travel throughout South Lanarkshire
The Deaf Equality & Accessibility Forum (DEAF) was recently established as a registered charity to improve the condition of life for people who are Deaf, Hard of hearing and Deafblind people in South Lanarkshire through providing access to information and advice, educational and training opportunities, recreational and leisure pursuits and by raising awareness of issues affecting those with hearing impairments. Through our forum we aim to challenge negative attitudes and discriminatory practices to enable deaf and hard of hearing people to contribute to shaping the policies which affect their lives and to ultimately improve the social inclusion of such people. Also involve with the South Lanarkshire Council with the National BSL plan.
The post-holder will be responsible for co-ordinating, developing and reach out to Deaf, Hard of hearing and Deafblind people within South Lanarkshire wide area. Advance their educational opportunities and provide facilities for recreational or other leisure-time occupations in the interests of social welfare, with the aim of improving conditions of life. Previous experience as a Front office manager or office administrator would be an advantage. A successful Co-ordinator should also have experience with a variety of office software (email tools, spreadsheets and databases) and be able to accurately handle administrative duties.
To be considered for this innovative role, you will:
- Be a native BSL user or have acquired a Level 6 qualification in BSL
- To enable Deaf, Hard of hearing and Deafblind people to contribute in shaping the policies which affect their lives
- To work to challenge negative attitudes and to combat discriminatory practices
- To campaign for equal opportunities for Deaf, Hard of hearing and Deafblind people
- To improve the social inclusion of Deaf, Hard of hearing and Deafblind people
- Excellent organisational, administrative and presentation skills
- Knowledge and experience in grant applications
- Ability and experience of writing reports, minutes
- Knowledge of office administrator responsibilities, systems and procedures
- Excellence knowledge of High ICT skills, including graphic, print & web design
- Knowledge of the Equality Act, BSL Act, National BSL plan and other relevant legislation.
The closing date for applications are on 24th March 2017 at 9am. The shortlisting process will be decided on 28th March and we expect interviews to be held in Hamilton on 31st March 2017.
Contact details for application form:
D.E.A.F. – email: email@example.com or by text 07795 198 450.
Access & Inclusion (Give Me BSL) Officer
Part-time (21 hours/week)
£24,000 (£14,400 pro-rata)
Based in Glasgow (two years fixed contract)
Funded by the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund Grant, British Deaf Association (BDA) Scotland is seeking to recruit an Access & Inclusion (Give Me BSL) Officer for the Give Me BSL project.
The Access & Inclusion (Give Me BSL) Officer will be responsible for setting up our new early years project – Give Me BSL with new approaches to parenting and family capacity with regard to British Sign Language (BSL). This will allow parents to become more empowered and give their Deaf children aged 0-7 the best start in life. The post involves setting up information, focus groups and training for families – including the “BSL Taster for Wee Ones” activity in the central belt of Scotland.
The successful candidate will have proven organisational skills, experience of advocacy work and knowledge of promoting BSL.
Closing date for applications: Friday 24th March 2017 at 12 noon
Interview dates: Monday 3rd and/or Wednesday 5th April 2017
For further information, please contact:
Avril Hepner, Community Development Manager Scotland: firstname.lastname@example.org
For an application form, job description in English and BSL – please see webpage:
Moray House has two secondment opportunities on offer; both are fixed term and part time. The first is Teachers of Deaf Children: Education CPD Organiser and the second is a Deaf Education CPD Organiser.
For more information and to find out how to apply, click here.
The closing date for both secondments is 24th March 2017.
West of Scotland Deaf Children’s Society (WSDCS) is a local charity dedicated to providing support to deaf children and their families which improves their quality of life and helps them achieve their potential.
WSDCS Glasgow Office Based
Part-time: £9227.40 per year; 21 hours per week
WSDCS is extending and strengthening its support services for deaf children and families in the West of Scotland. We’re expanding our front-line family support to reach out to even more families of deaf children.
We are looking for a Resource Worker who can make a big difference to the lives of deaf children and their families in the West of Scotland. The focus of the role will be to provide information, activities and support to families and carers of deaf children and young people and help support the work of WSDCS by helping to secure funding and practical support to our office base.
In addition, you will use your experience and skills working with families to work with our volunteers to improve the lives and opportunities of deaf children and their families across West Scotland.
For an application pack please ring our recruitment line on 0141 243 2958 or email us at email@example.com
The closing date for applications is Monday 20th February 2017 at 12 midday and interviews will take place on Monday 27th February 2017
WSDCS is aiming to be an equal opportunities employer.
WSDCS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.
West of Scotland Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in Scotland (SCO12285)
British Sign Language Policy Officer (15 hours per week, March – October 2017, Salary £34,919 pro rata)
Closing date: midnight on Friday 3 February 2017. Application is by CV and a supporting statement in English to Hilary Third at Hilary.Third@gov.scot.
Interviews will be held in BSL, on Friday 24 February 2017, in Edinburgh.
The Equality Unit is seeking to recruit a part-time policy officer to support the consultation on the BSL draft National Plan, and to assist in finalising the BSL National Plan for publication. The post is for 15 hours per week and will run from 1 March until 31 October 2017. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated bilingual person, with a high level of skill in both BSL and written English.
You will need to demonstrate that you have skills and experience in qualitative analysis, including the ability to organise and theme qualitative data.
You will also need to demonstrate that you have an understanding of policy making.
We particularly welcome applications from experienced Deaf candidates.
Specific tasks include:
– working alongside Scottish Government analysts to ensure that consultation responses submitted in BSL are accurately reflected in the analysis (this will include providing English summaries of BSL responses).
– working alongside Scottish Government policy officers to provide BSL expertise in the creation of the final BSL national plan – both in terms of content, and accessibility of the output.
You will be managed by Hilary Third, Equality Policy Manager, who has policy responsibility for co-ordinating the development of the first BSL National Plan. The team is located in Victoria Quay, Edinburgh.
If you are interested in the post, please email your CV and a supporting statement in English to Hilary.Third@gov.scot by midnight on Friday 3 February 2017. Interviews will be held in BSL, on Friday 24 February 2017, in Edinburgh.
Join the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) to protect and promote the interest of tenants and other customers of social housing and maintain the confidence of investors in social housing.
Due to retirement, the Scottish Housing Regulator is seeking a new Chair and up to three new Board members to complement the skills of their existing SHR Board.
Closing date: 8 February 2017
For more information, click here.
National Deaf Children’s Society Scotland
Is looking for a “Sign of the Future Project Officer” based in Glasgow with travel throughout Scotland.
Closing date is 9th January 2017.
This is a part-time post.
Salary: £24,941 – £29,534 pro-rata
For more information and the BSL version, go to http://www.ndcs.org.uk.
North East Sensory Services
Are looking for a Full Time Senior Social Work Practitioner for their team based in Aberdeen.
Closing date: 12 noon on 30th November 2016.
SCP Scale Points 38 – 42: £33,433 to £37,200
You will hold a recognised qualification in Social Work.
Key features of the role will be:
• To line manage our Aberdeen Fieldwork Team,
• To hold your own caseload,
• To ensure a quality service is provided.
Full training will be given.
As part of our recruitment package, membership of the local government final salary pension scheme and essential car user allowance are offered.
All posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure check.
Informal enquiries can be made to Ann Robertson, Client Services Manager on the number below.
Application forms available to download via links below, or from:
North East Sensory Services, 21 John Street, Aberdeen AB25 1BT
Tel. 0345 27 12345 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org