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Here at the Deaf Academy we have a unique culture.  Child and employee development is at the core of what we do.  We inspire the next generation to incredible things. Our team create a positive, stimulating environment to enable our young children to thrive. We’re looking for extraordinary people to help shape our future.  If you don’t see any vacancies relevant to you, please keep an eye out on this page. We regularly update our vacancies with all the relevant information. 

Curriculum Coordinator for Post 16 and Transition

£45,583.32

Exmouth, Devon

Are you an enthusiastic, dedicated and dynamic Post 16 Practitioner who has a passion for improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people?   Are you passionate about supporting the success of students? Do you want to work in an ambitious organisation committed to career progression?

If so, why not join us?

The Deaf Academy provides specialist education and care for deaf young people across the United Kingdom. Our students range from 5 to 25 years old and the majority of them also have additional needs.  We operate a broad and enriched curriculum, tailored to student’s individual needs. Each student is supported to achieve their learning potential as part of our bilingual learning environment.

In September 2020, we opened our doors to a brand new state-of-the-art campus based in Exmouth, Devon.   The new site is designed around the principals of Deaf space, it puts the Deaf Academy at the cutting edge of deaf education.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our transformation. Length and experience is not a barrier to anyone applying for this post. We are looking to recruit a talented and energetic teaching professional to provide our students with the education they deserve.

The successful candidate will take the lead throughout the Academy in the coordination and development of Post 16 Provision and Transition arrangements for students.  This will be including working as part of the Education Leadership Team (ELT) in developing teaching standards and the post 16 offer and curriculum.

The primary areas of focus for this exciting role are:

  • Management and coordination of all post 16 pathways and programmes.
  • Improving standards of Teaching and Support for the Post 16 provision.
  • Leading on work related programmes and employer partnerships.
  • Leading on Transition support (chairing transitions group and coordinating transition leads).
  • Managing Careers Programme.

    What are offering a highly competitive benefits package, which includes:

    • Access to the Teachers Pension Scheme for those with QTS status.
    • Sponsorship to achieve relevant postgraduate qualifications including the Teacher of the Deaf qualification.
    • A relocation package to candidates who move house for this job role.
    • Free on-site parking.
    • Cycle to work scheme.
    • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
    • Access to an Employee Assistance Program.
    • Opportunity to work in a brand-new purpose-built campus located within a very close proximity to the beach.

      If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact our HR department on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk and we will arrange a discussion with a member of our Education Leadership Team. 

       Closing date for applications: Monday 30th May 2022

      The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

      The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

      This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

      Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants)

      33.5 hours per week (Term Time only)

      Actual salary for 33.5 hours per week term time is £14,692.00 based on a full time equivalent of £19,018.00 (from 1 April 2022).

      We are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

      Working at the Deaf Academy, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.

      Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding job where you have the opportunity to make a real difference? If so then we would love to hear from you!

      As part of this role you will provide specialist support and/or interventions with children and young people in academic subjects, addressing the needs of students who need help to overcome barriers to learning and behaviour. Alongside assisting the Classroom Teacher in planning, monitoring, assessments and effective teaching and learning of all students.

      You will be based within our purpose-built facility in Exmouth. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.

      What we will offer:

      • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
      • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
      • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
      • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
      • Life Assurance.
      • Free onsite parking
      • Cycle to work scheme.
      • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation.

      Key responsibilities:

      • Contribute effectively to teacher planning and preparation of lessons.
      • Monitor student’s participation and progress, providing feedback to teachers and giving constructive support to pupils as they learn.
      • Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning.
      • Promote and support the inclusion of deaf pupils and all pupils in their learning activities.
      • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults responsible for (or come into contact with) in accordance with the Academy’s Safeguarding Policy & Procedures.
      • Contribute to planning, recording and implementation of Student Support Plans.

      Key Requirements:

      •  Experience of working within an Education setting.
      • Ability to relate well to students, colleagues, other professionals and parents.
      • Working knowledge of National/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning strategies.
      • Promote and safeguard the welfare of students/young people.

       

      If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting and unique opportunity, then please contact Human Resources on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for more information and an application pack.

       Closing date for applications: ongoing

      The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

      The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

      This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

      Residential Care Workers

      Actual salary range: £18,781.00 to £19,979.00 term time

      (Full time equivalent of £19,393.00 to £20,629.00

      Hourly rate: £10.05 to £10.69

      We are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

      The Deaf Academy provides specialist education and care tailored to the individual needs of Deaf young people. The sense of belonging to an inspiring bilingual community can transform students as they develop language skills and journey towards independence and fulfilling their potential.

      The Academy has now relocated to a brand-new purpose-built facility in Exmouth. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.

      We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed individual to provide care and safeguard the welfare of our students, aged 4 – 25 years.

      This is a great opportunity to be part of an inspiring team, whilst promoting the social, emotional wellbeing and development of the students. This role will give you a great opportunity to support our students in preparing them to develop their independent living skills, whilst supporting their education. We are looking to recruit dynamic individuals who are self-motivated, resilient and able to work as part of a team working with children who are profoundly deaf and have additional needs.

      This role will give you the opportunity to develop within a specialist care environment and be part of delivering life changing opportunities to our young people. Having a qualification in British Sign language is not essential, as you will also be given the opportunity to achieve up to Level 3 in British Sign Language (BSL) qualification and undertake the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma.

      The ideal candidate will have an experience of working within a residential environment, although this is not essential as full training will be provided.

      The roles are based on the following two week shift pattern:

      2 week shift pattern:

      Monday 14.00 – 24.00
      Tuesday 07.30 – 09.30 & 14.00 – 24.00
      Wednesday 07.30 – 09.30
      Thursday OFF
      Friday – Monday 15:00 [Friday] – 9:30 [Monday]

      Monday OFF
      Tuesday OFF
      Wednesday 14.00 – 24.00
      Thursday 07.30 – 09.30 & 14.00 – 24.00
      Friday 07.30 – 09.30

      (STAFF WILL SLEEP IN ON A ROTA BASIS AT AN EXTRA RATE OF £32.00 per sleep-in)

      What we will offer:

      • Term time working of approximately 38 weeks
      • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
      • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
      • Life Assurance scheme.
      • Free on-site parking.
      • Free meals when on shift.
      • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
      • Full sponsorship and support in completing British Sign Language qualifications up to Level 3.
      • The opportunity to be part of an exciting new development.

         For a job application pack: Please e-mail the HR Department employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

        Closing date for applications: Ongoing

        The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

        The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

        This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

        Bank Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants)

        Hours: as and when required by the Academy

        Salary: £10.93 per hour

        Working at the Deaf Academy, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.

        Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding job where you have the opportunity to make a real difference? If so, then we would love to hear from you!

        As part of this role, you will provide specialist support and/or interventions with children and young people in academic subjects, addressing the needs of students who need help to overcome barriers to learning and behaviour. Alongside assisting the Classroom Teacher in planning, monitoring, assessments and effective teaching and learning of all students.

        You will be based within our purpose-built facility in Exmouth. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.

        Key Requirements:

        • Experience of working within an Education setting.
        • Ability to relate well to students, colleagues, other professionals and parents.
        • Working knowledge of National/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning strategies.
        • Promote and safeguard the welfare of students/young people.

        Key responsibilities:

        • Contribute effectively to teacher planning and preparation of lessons.
        • Monitor student’s participation and progress, providing feedback to teachers and giving constructive support to pupils as they learn.
        • Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning.
        • Promote and support the inclusion of deaf pupils and all pupils in their learning activities.
        • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults responsible for (or come into contact with) in accordance with the Academy’s Safeguarding Policy & Procedures.
        • Contribute to planning, recording and implementation of Student Support Plans.

        What we offer:

        • A highly competitive salary.
        • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
        • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
        • Group Personal Pension including 8% employee contribution.
        • Life Assurance.

        If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting and unique opportunity, then please contact Human Resources on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for more information and an application pack.

         Closing date for applications: ongoing

        The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

        The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

        This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

        Bank Residential Care Worker

        Range from £11.09 to £12.51 per hour

        We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed individuals to provide care and support to our students, aged 4 – 21 years. The role will involve working on a shift rota pattern including evenings, some weekend work – as and when required by the Academy. We can be flexible with start and finishing times!

        A British Sign Language qualification is not essential, and this role can fit around studies and another job.

        This is a great opportunity to be part of a flexible team, whilst promoting the social, emotional wellbeing and development of the students and safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults. 

        What we offer:

        • Access to a Group Personal Pension scheme.
        • The possibility of earning extra income by assisting with “sleep ins”.
        • Free on-site parking.
        • Free meals when on shift.
        • The opportunity to work with a committed and highly supportive team.
        • Full sponsorship and support in completing British Sign Language qualifications up to Level 3.

        If you are interested in finding out more about these exciting and unique opportunities, then please contact Human Resources on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for more information and an application pack.

         Closing date for applications: ongoing

        The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

        The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

        This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

        Work Experience

        Work experience is the perfect opportunity to explore your career aspirations. If you’re interested in a work experience placement, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Please require early, as we are only able to accept a limited amount of work experience applications every year. Please email: employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

        Volunteering

        We currently have no specific volunteering placements.