Vacancies

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. 

Here you can find all of our latest vacancies. Click here to find out more.

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 employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for an application form.

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

Volunteering

We currently have no specific volunteering placements. 

 

Catering Manager

34.5 hours per week

 (Monday to Friday, Term Time working plus 1.4 weeks out of term)

Hours of work: 07:15 to 14:15 Monday to Friday

Actual Salary: £19,626.82 based on a full time equivalent of £23,556.00 (£12.21 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!

The Academy is looking to recruit a Catering Manager with a passion for producing healthy food.    The Catering Manager, who will be responsible for leading the catering team in providing a first class service across the Academy.  The successful candidate will work in our modern and stylish kitchen environment, within our new Exmouth site,  which we moved to in September 2021.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a forward thinking organisation looking to improve the lives for Deaf young people

 

Key responsibilities:

  • The day to day management of the catering team.
  • Adhering to health and safety legislation in relation to kitchen personnel and premises.
  • Ensuring all food production complies with the food safety legislation.
  • Preparing meals for functions and special occasions.
  • Organising packed lunches, teas, internal catering where required.
  • Assisting the Estates & Facilities Manager with training and coaching of the kitchen staff.

    Key Requirements:

    • Ability to work in a safe manner.
    • Effective team member.
    • Ability to menu plan, work out food costings and control stock.
    • Food hygiene qualification.
    • Minimum of a NVQ Level 2 qualification in a Catering related subject.
    • Knowledge of COSHH and HACCP.
    • Awareness of food allergies and intolerances.

     

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        We will offer:

        • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
        • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
        • Access to a Life Assurance scheme.
        • On-site parking.
        • Cycle to work scheme.
        • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
        • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.

         

        Closing date: Monday 4 October 2021 at 9am

        Click here for an application form.

        Click her for the job description.

        For more information email the HR Department employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

        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).

        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.

        Cleaner

        17.5 hours per week, 39.8 working weeks (term time plus nine days outside term)

         Hours 15:30 to 19:00 Monday to Friday

        Actual salary £7,337.82 based on full-time equivalent is £17,362.00 per annum (£8.99 per hour)

        Based in Exmouth

        Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding job where you have the opportunity to make a real difference? Would you like to contribute to keeping our environment safe for our young people? If so then we would love to hear from you!

        A new opportunity has arisen for a Cleaner to join our friendly and dedicated team of Cleaners. Our Cleaning team deliver a first class service for students and staff of the Academy.

        As a Cleaner, you will play a vital role in infection control that is needed to keep our new site based in Exmouth safe.

         

        Key responsibilities:

        • To clean allocated areas of the Academy site following Health & Safety guidelines.
        • To safely use chemicals and cleaning materials as instructed by the Cleaning Supervisor following Health and Safety guidelines and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
        • Vacuum cleaning hard and soft floors.
        • Spot cleaning of spillages and other reactive cleaning issues that may arise in line with the day to day operation of the Academy.
        • Wiping furniture, skirting’s, ledges, pipes, paintwork, doors and polishing door glass.
        • Emptying and cleaning bins (including taking to the external bin area).
        • Cleaning windows at a low level.
        • Cleaning toilets, changing rooms and bathrooms including sanitary fittings.
        • Mopping and spray cleaning hard floor surfaces.

        Key requirements:

        • The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
        • Ability to communicate and follow instruction.
        • High standards of cleanliness.
        • Ability to manage workload and prioritise work.
        • Positive outlook and good sense of humour.

          We will offer:

          • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
          • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
          • Access to a Life Assurance scheme.
          • On-site parking.
          • Cycle to work scheme.
          • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
          • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.

          .Closing date: Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 12pm

          Click here for an application form.

          Click here for a job description.

          For more information email the HR Department employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

          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).

          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.

          Residential Care Worker

          Actual salary range: £17,706.00 to £19,979.00 term time

          Full time equivalent of £18,283.00 to £20,629.00)

          Hourly rate: £9.47 to £10.69 per hour

          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 5 – 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:

          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 £32.32 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.

          Closing date: Ongoing

          For more information email the HR Department employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

          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.