Specialist Employment Advisor

1 year Fixed term contract until October 2020 (with possible further extension)

Working in Stoke and Staffordshire – 18 hours per week

Annual Salary: up to £25,000 pro rata (depending on experience and skills)

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity to work within a leading Deaf organisation with Investors in People Silver Standard?

We provide great training and development opportunities and are looking for people with the right attitude and skills to be part of a growing and dynamic organisation.

RAD is delivering an employment project in partnership with Ixion/Connecting Choices. We are looking for people to work with our employment team to support Deaf people who are furthest from the labour market, working intensively with individuals, offering exceptional levels of advice, guidance and practical support to overcome barriers and move towards and into sustainable volunteering, education, training or employment.

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting Deaf people in an employment or IAG environment. Good knowledge of the barriers facing Deaf people and the ability to collect and record information. Fluency in BSL (native user or a minimum level 2/3) is essential, an assessment of signing will be made to check confidence and ability. The ability to work independently is essential and the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two references.

For further information, to view the job description and person specification, please go to; https://www.royaldeaf.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/current-jobs/. Alternatively please contact the Human Resources Administrator on 0300 688 2525 (voice phone), 0300 688 2527 (Text phone) or by email sarah.brock@royaldeaf.org.uk. CV’s and a covering letter should be emailed to Sarah Brock (sarah.brock@royaldeaf.org.uk) or posted to Addressee only, Human Resources Administrator, RAD, Block F, Parkside Office Village, Knowledge Gateway, Nesfield Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3ZL.

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd September 2019
Interview date: Monday 30th September 2019 (in London – reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed)

RAD is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

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. Please visit our website www.royaldeaf.org.uk to view or download our Equal Opportunities Policy and our employment of Ex-offenders policy.