Birmingham, West Midlands
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Shoreditch, Greater London
£25,696 - £32,865 per year, depending on location
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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


Content Officer (Young People)

London, Birmingham, Belfast or Glasgow office or home-based

£28,130 – £32,865 per annum (London office based)

£25,696 - £30,428 per annum (other locations)

35 hours per week



We’re looking for an enthusiastic writer and editor with substantial experience of planning, project-managing, editing and evaluating digital content, printed information resources and video. 

You’ll have a natural ability to convey complex information in clear, concise and engaging ways with excellent copywriting and editing skills and a good eye for detail. You’ll possess excellent planning, team working and organisational skills. 


In this role, you’ll be developing content to help give young people the information they need to make informed choices about their futures. You will be planning and developing a range of content for young people which will sit on the Buzz (our digital platform for young people), you will also share responsibility for the moderation of the website and its content. 

You should enjoy working collaboratively with other teams, and be committed to getting things done to a high standard while managing your own deadlines and priorities.


You’ll need to be passionate about supporting deaf children and young people, their families and the professionals who work with them by continuously improving our information. You will therefore have experience of involving service users in research and testing, and be familiar with analysing data to monitor performance and identifying trends.


We’re looking for someone with a positive outlook and fresh ideas to be part of our friendly and motivated team, to help us achieve our vision to be the go-to organisation for information and support on childhood deafness.


To apply for this role you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website prior to starting your application.


Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices. 


The closing date for applications on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 23.59.


We expect interviews to be held via Zoom on Tuesday 9 March 2021.


A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form. 


We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form. 

Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page. 


We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.


The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment. 


We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.

Posted on: 11 February 2021
Closed date: 25 February 2021
Job ref: CYPF-252
Tags: Advice, Information, Communications, PR