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. 

 

Learning Leader (Teaching Assistant)

Hours: 33.5 (Term Time only)

Actual Salary: £13,923.00 based on a full time equivalent of £18,023.00 (£9.34 per hour)

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, opened in September 2020,  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 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

What we will 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.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation.

Closing date: Thursday 2nd December 2021 12 noon.

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.

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 Support Worker

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

(dependant on qualifications)

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. British Sign Language (BSL) is not an essential requirement, as full training will be provided up to BSL 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 per hour.   

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. 

 

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

    Closing date: Wednesday 6th December 2021 at 9am

    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

    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.

    We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed individuals to provide care and safeguard the welfare of our young people.

    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 the Academy will sponsor you to achieve up to Level 3 in British Sign Language (BSL) qualification and the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma.

    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: Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 9am

    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.