Remote
Belfast, Belfast
Birmingham, West Midlands
Glasgow, Glasgow City
£29,926 - £40,494 per year, pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 25 hours per week
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.

 

Parent Peer Support Manager
London, Glasgow, Birmingham or Belfast office or home based (UK)
£34,318 - £40,494 per annum, pro rata (London office)
£29,926 - £35,417 per annum, pro rata (other locations)
25 hours per week
Permanent

 

The Families Department are seeking an enthusiastic person to lead the development, promotion and ongoing work of the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Parent to Parent Peer Support Services across the UK, including managing programmes of work, establishing new services and developing and improving our offer (largely digital).

This exciting role will ensure that we can really develop and maximise on opportunities to introduce peer support that will ensure parents and carers most in need of support can access it, and that we can deliver a sustainable offer of peer support across the UK.

Experience of managing services or programmes that support families is essential, as well as experience of manging volunteers. A good understanding of peer support schemes and the issues relating to deaf or disabled children will be needed.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the drive to establish new services that will benefit families with deaf children.

A good understanding of digital tools and how they can be used to reach families is important for this role.

You will be committed to working across the charity, building strong working relationships to ensure that the needs of families are met, and strong networks of peer support are established.

A flexible approach to hours will be needed and there may be a need to travel to meetings or training across the UK from time to time as part of this role.

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 is on Monday, 29 November 2021 at 23.59.

We expect interviews to be held remotely by video call on Monday 13 December 2021.

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. 

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.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting work life balance amongst its staff. 

As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to declare and explain their gaps in employment. All our offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks – these checks include but are not limited to references, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).

The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).

 

Posted on: 15 November 2021
Closed date: 29 November 2021
Job ref: CYPF-368
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development