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. 

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Work Experience

The Academy is always delighted to receive enquires regarding work experience. In fact, some of our staff members choose to embark on a career with the Academy following a very positive period of work experience.

We encourage interest from people from all backgrounds including those who may be studying BSL, to those on a formal teaching qualification which requires a period of work placement. Previously we have also hosted placements for those within Year 10 or Year 11 of their academic studies and for those who may be at College studying Health and Social Care.

To register your interest in work experience please contact for an application form.

Please note placements cannot be guaranteed and you may be requested to attend an interview.


We currently have no specific volunteering placements. 


Residential Care Worker

(Maternity Cover for 6 months*)


Hours: shift pattern [term time]

Actual salary: £16,648.00 [FTE £17,190.00]

42 hours per week [sleep in rate £32.32 per night on a rota basis]

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 for a dynamic individual who is self-motivated, resilient and able to work as part of a team working with children who are profoundly deaf and have additional needs.

In return 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 qualification and undertake Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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

* 6 months maternity cover until Jan 2022 with the possible extension to 9 months. This could also lead to a permanent role in our Residential Care.


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.

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

Deadline for applications: Thursday 24th June 2021 at 12pm

Contact: for an application pack.

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.