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 Support Worker (RSW)

Hours: 3 week shift rota

Salary scale between £19,610.00 – £23,532.00 plus sleep-ins*

(dependant on qualifications)

 (advert updated and deadline extended on 30th March 2021)

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, transforms students as they develop language skills and journey towards independence and fulfilling their potential. The Deaf Academy is now situated in Exmouth, Devon at our newly built Campus.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to join our team of Residential Support Workers, who will be based in our Children Care Home (Rolle House) which is situated a short walk from our campus. Rolle House is a 52-week provision, operating 365 days per year and which was recently graded as “Good” by Ofsted. British Sign Language (BSL) is not an essential requirement, as full training will be provided up to level 3 certification.

Can you demonstrate:

  • An inspiring personality who really wants to make a difference to young people’s lives.
  • Experience or desire to work within a Care setting.
  • Commitment to implement change to improve service standards.
  • The drive and motivation to achieve outstanding outcomes for the young people we support.
  • Proven experience with working in a successful team
  • Experience of working with children/young people with challenging behaviour

    *Regular sleep-ins will be required with the role but these are not contractual or guaranteed.  Sleep-ins are paid at a rate of £32.32.   

    The salary scale for this position is £19,610.00 to £23,532.00.  Salary progression is dependent on the completion of BSL qualifications up to Level 3 and the attainment of the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma. 


        Updated BSL video to follow shortly! 




        • We will offer:

          • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3
          • Sponsorship to gain the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma
          • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
          • Life Assurance
          • Cycle to work scheme

        For a job application pack please contact Human Resources department by sending an e-mail to:

        Closing date: Monday 12th April 2021 at 12 noon.


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

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