The National Deaf Children's Society
EC2A, London
£28,130 - £32,865 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Participation Officer (Membership)
London, EC2A (with travel throughout the UK)
£28,130 - £32,865 per annum
Fixed-Term Contract


Are you a passionate advocate for children and young people’s participation? Have you already made a significant impact elsewhere? Do you have the enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of deaf children and young people? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a creative individual who will grow and develop our Young People’s Membership offer. The post holder will actively engage and support consultation activity to ensure that our Membership offer is influenced by their views and experiences.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Participation Manager to maintain and actively build on the current Young People’s Membership engagement to reduce isolation and ensure that deaf young people can access targeted support and resources.

Candidates will need experience of working directly with children and young people and have a strong commitment in upholding their needs and rights. Having a good working knowledge of current policy in education and decision-making processes would be advantageous. Travel throughout the UK will be 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 Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 23:59.

We expect interviews to be held in London on Thursday 31st October 2019.


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.

To apply for the role of Participation Officer (Membership), please apply via the button shown. 

This job is being posted by Webrecruit on behalf of National Deaf Children's Society. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Additional Keywords: Participation Officer, Membership, Membership Officer, Participation Worker, Young Person’s Support Worker, Participation & Engagement Officer, Children’s Support Worker.

Posted on: 12 September 2019
Closed date: 08 October 2019
Job ref: CYPF-139
Tags: Admin, Operations