£29,484 - £34,894 per year
Contract, 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.


Technology Research Officer (Maternity cover)

Home Based (UK) within travel distance to NDCS office (London, Glasgow, Birmingham or Belfast)

£29,484 – 34,894 

35 hours per week

Fixed term contract (maternity cover) – 12 months


The Enablement team have an exciting opportunity for a candidate who has a strong interest in technology and who takes pride in sharing information that inspires deaf children and young people. 


We are looking for a technology enthusiast to help us identify products and technologies that can benefit deaf children and young people at home, in education and at work. You’ll have an interest in the field of assistive technology and remain up-to-date with the latest developments - making sure that families and professionals know about them and how they could be helpful in their daily lives.


In this role you will capture the stories and experiences of a wide range of technology users and be creative in the way that you share them with others – making sure that all technology related information reaches everyone who would find it useful, in the way they would like to receive it – via web content, case studies, videos, webinars, social media etc.


You’ll need a proven ability to confidently lead initiatives, proactively inspire others, be highly organised and used to working in a multi-tasking environment. In order to champion the benefits of technology, you’ll need to be a great communicator who is able to share information in creative ways that inspire others to make positive use of our knowledge and insight. Training and support will be provided for the right candidate


This role is UK wide in its remit. Reasonable UK wide travel would be expected as part of this role as and when required


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 Thursday 28 January 2021 at 23.59.


We expect interviews to be held via video call on Monday 15 February 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: 15 January 2021
Closed date: 28 January 2021
Job ref: CYPF-236
Tags: Advice, Information, Policy/Research