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Here at the Deaf Academy we have a unique culture.  Student and employee development is at the core of what we do.  We inspire the next generation to do incredible things. We are an award-winning organisation and our teams create a positive, stimulating environment to enable our children and young people to thrive. We’re looking for extraordinary people to join us and help shape our future.

Working with us is more than just a job. You’ll have access to fantastic benefits and receive invaluable training to develop your career.

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Disability Confident Scheme – We are passionate about inclusion and equality, treating everyone as unique and individual is in our DNA. We also know that any organisation has a journey to improve the equality for disabled people to access processes and experiences at work and through recruitment processes. We’re committed to this journey. ‘Disability Confident’ is a scheme that supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Armed Forces Covenant – We are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show our ongoing commitment to support all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, such as employing reservists and veterans.

Thinking about applying to our Academy? If you have health conditions or impairments where it may help to let us know about the support you need, tell us in your application form and we can get the right support in place for you.

We’re an award-winning academy. Take a look at our achievements here: Award-winning Academy – the Deaf Academy.

Exeter Consortium School Alliance. Primary Initial Teacher Training

Catering Supervisor

Hours: 35 hours, term time + 1.8 weeks
Salary £25,00 FTE (actual £21,130pa)

The Academy is looking to recruit a Catering Supervisor with a passion for producing healthy food.    The Catering Supervisorwill be responsible for providing catering services across the Academy, ensuring the highest standard and compliance with industry regulations. Working with our external catering management contractor, you’ll be responsible for ordering, cooking and serving food for students and staff across our 2 sites. 

With a team of 2 Catering Assistants cooking at our main Academy site, you’ll provide daily supervision for the team in ensuring a high-quality catering provision and the transport of food to our adult residential care setting. This role is a key face of the academy to our students, so will suit a calm and positive professional, ready to contribute to our friendly and highly skilled team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The day to day supervision of the catering team.
  • Ordering of ingredients and supplies each day from external provider.
  • Liaising with our Catering Management Contractor to provide a healthy, varied menu within budget
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the provision and obtain feedback from staff and students.
  • Overseeing the health and safety of the Catering team and all areas controlled and run by the Catering team.
  • Ordering and costing, checking all deliveries of food for quality and quantity against delivery note.

 

Key requirements:

  • Ability to work in a safe manner.
  • Ability to menu plan, work out food costings and control stock.
  • Food hygiene qualification at level 3 (desirable).
  • Minimum of a NVQ Level 2 qualification in a Catering related subject.
  • Knowledge of COSHH and HACCP.
  • Awareness of food allergies and intolerances.

Why work for us:

  • Term time working (plus 1.8 weeks in holidays)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Support with travel expenses, via a season ticket loan scheme for public transport use
  • Refer a friend scheme – earn up to £500
  • Work in a modern state-of-the art building, a short walk to the beach and town
  • Full sponsorship and support in completing British Sign Language qualifications, up to Level 3
  • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance scheme x 3 of the employee’s salary
  • Corporate sick pay, enhanced maternity and paternity pay

To apply please complete an application form through the links above, or email your BSL video application to the HR Team hr@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 7th March 2024

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 a Disability Committed Employer in promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. The Academy is also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in supporting ex-service personnel in recognising their skills and experience.

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).

Communication Support Workers

Hours: Part-time and Full-time available, term time (The Part-time role is for 14 hour a week job share)
Salary Scale between £24,514 to £28,676 (full time equivalent). 

We are looking to recruit several CSW’s to support students both on and off site. Supporting students at Further Education provisions to facilitate two-way communication between our deaf students, their mainstream tutors and wider peer group. This will also include taking notes, modifying English and other resources to make them accessible to our students. The role may also be to support students whilst at work placements, providing access to information and communication with others.

Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding career where you can make a real difference? If so, then we would love to hear from you! 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. The Deaf Academy operates from a £12m new award-winning campus for day and residential students. This is a unique opportunity to join our fantastic team and directly impact our young people’s experience.

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
  • Subsidized lunches at £2

To apply please complete an application form through the links above, or email your BSL video application to the HR Team hr@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd February 2024, 5pm

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 a Disability Committed Employer in promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. The Academy is also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in supporting ex-service personnel in recognising their skills and experience.

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).

Finance Assistant

30 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Permanent
Salary £22,880pa FTE (£18,551 actual)

Interested in a career in Finance, love numbers and have a keen attention to detail? Want to work for an organisation that is passionate about making a difference? Due to an internal promotion, the Deaf Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Assistant, based in Exmouth and reporting to the Finance Manager.

This role is at the heart of our finance processes, enabling our academy to run by supporting processes that pay our staff and suppliers. You’ll be using our accounting software to process invoices, ensuring all necessary control checks are carried out, and ensuring suppliers are paid in a timely manner. You’ll be liaising with suppliers by phone and through the finance inbox and assisting staff and students who visit the finance office. A key responsibility is managing and reconciling our petty cash system and preparing cash collections and booking cash deliveries.

You’ll be ready to learn deaf awareness and some basic sign language. 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 staff and young people to thrive.

    Key requirements:

    • 5 GCSE’s, including Maths and English at Grace C/4 or above
    • Able to confidently use Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Good mathematical skills
    • Organised and detail orientated
    • Able to deal with large volumes of processing

    We will offer:

    • The opportunity to develop professionally in AAT qualifications
    • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our young people, learning how to apply your skills and knowledge
    • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
    • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
    • Life assurance scheme of x3 actual salary
    • Sponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 2
    • Recruitment referral bonus scheme of £500 in total
    • Free on-site parking (Academy site)
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
    • Access to a 24/7 Employee assistance program
    • Opportunity to work in great team, part of a larger Charity and located within a very close proximity to the beach 

      To apply, please complete an through the link above, or email your BSL video to the HR Team by the closing date below. 

      Closing date for applications:  Thursday 29th February 2024

      Interview date: Thursday 7th or Friday 8th February 2024

      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 a Disability Committed Employer in promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. The Academy is also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in supporting ex-service personnel in recognising their skills and experience.

      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 (TA)

      School and College

      Hours: 33.5 per week, term time
      Salary: £16,484pa (actual)
      Based on a full time equivalent of £21,339pa

      Enabling deaf people to acquire language, achieve independence, develop socially and emotionally and excel educationally.

      Come and help us achieve it.

      As we start this new school term, we are expecting further student placements to be confirmed with us and therefore want to continue our recruitment of staff interested in this area of work.

      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 support and/or interventions with children in our school 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.

      Our school has recently been graded as Good, with Outstanding features, so you can be sure that in your role you’ll be supported and developed as part of a passionate, skilled team. You will be based within our purpose-built facility in Exmouth; a new world-class Academy that will change the lives of Deaf students, breaking down barriers for our young people and bring communities together that enables families to thrive.

      Your role as Learning Leader brings this daily experience to life for our students, supporting them to achieve their individual goals and gain independence. Each day as a School Learning Leader is varied and inspirational – our curriculum is broad and specific to each student, including a chance to bring learning to life through class off-site visits. Classroom sizes are small in order to provide the best learning and communication support to each individual. Staff are well supported through our weekly CPD sessions, and in being sponsored through BSL qualifications to help your professional development.

      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 CPD program geared to your specific training needs, with weekly CPD sessions as role or team training within your working time
      • 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
      • Subsidised lunches for £2

      To apply please complete an application form found via our website, or email your BSL video application to the HR Team hr@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

      Closing date for applications: Sunday 10th March 2024

      Interview date: Will be arranged as applications are received

      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 will also complete online searches for any shortlisted candidate.

      The Academy is a Disability Committed Employer in promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. The Academy is also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in supporting ex-service personnel in recognising their skills and experience.

      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 – Children’s Home

      42 hours a week part of a shift rota, permanent
      Salary range from £22,051 to £26,252 FTE*
      Additional sleep-in payment per shift (equivalent to £3,000pa)

      The Deaf Academy has an exciting opportunity for Care/Support Workers to join our Outstanding Children’s Home!

      Experienced of working with children with additional needs? Have a passion to apply this within a Children’s Home, aiding their independence within a nurturing setting? Interested in learning BSL (British Sign Language), upskilling in a range of skills, with opportunity for career development?

      Rolle House is a registered Children’s Home specialising in supporting Deaf young people with complex needs. The Home has a distinct ethos as being nurturing and child-centred, applying therapeutic and trauma informed approaches (Thrive). In this role you will develop your skills and as part of a passionate and caring team and have opportunities to grow in your career. You will be supported to upskill, and develop all aspects of continued professional development, within the arena of, residential care for young people with complex needs and neurodiversity.

       In the day-to-day aspect of your role as Residential Support Worker, you will be supporting our young people in developing their everyday opportunities, creating fun and developmental activities that support their wellbeing and independence. All helping to create happy memories as part of the young people’s childhood experiences. Working on a rota as part of a team of 4, you will work around 35 hours (including sleep-ins as part of a 24 hours shift) across a 3-week shift pattern. You will combine maintaining a well-run, clean, and cared for home whilst meeting the daily needs of the young people’s care, enjoyment, and achievement.

      Working at Rolle House children’s home you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to be the best they can be. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling future.

      *Salary awarded will depend on L3 Children’s Residential Care Qualifications and BSL L3 qualification.

      For an informal conversation about the role please contact James Heaver on 07763625110

      Our vision is a brighter future for Deaf young people. If you feel you could be part of this story, we would like to hear from you. Visit our Rolle House website page for more information: https://rollehouse.org.uk/

      We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes:

      • Annual leave of 30 days a year, plus bank holidays
      • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
      • Life Assurance scheme x 3 of the employee’s salary
      • Full sponsorship and support in completing NVQ L3 in Children’s Residential Care and British Sign Language qualifications, up to Level 3
      • Personal development opportunities and training, as part of a wider Academy of professionals
      • Corporate sick pay, enhanced maternity and paternity pay
      • Cycle to work scheme
      • Support with travel expenses, via a season ticket loan scheme for public transport use
      • Refer a friend scheme – earn up to £500

      To apply, please complete an through the link above, or email your application form or BSL video to the HR Team by the closing date below. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role or arrange a to visit the academy, please contact our HR department on HR@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

      Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd February 2024, 5pm

      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 a Disability Committed Employer in promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. The Academy is also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in supporting ex-service personnel in recognising their skills and experience.

      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 

      Salary range for 42 hours per week, term time, £24,882 to £26,875*

      *includes maximum sleep-in allowance

      Applications will be shortlisted throughout the application period and therefore interviews may be arranged accordingly.

      Click here for further information about the job and to see stories from current staff about their experience:

      Residential care workers – the Deaf Academy

       

      Residential Care Workers – Bank/Casual

      Range from £12.20 to £13.45 per hour

      Interested in Residential Care, but want to try the role first or need more flexibility? We are also looking to recruit Bank Residential Care Staff. The role will involve working as and when required by the Academy on shifts including evenings or weekends.

      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” at a rate of £45 per night.
      • 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.

      To apply please complete an application form found via our website, or email your BSL video application to the HR Team hr@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.

      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: hr@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

      Volunteering

      We currently have no specific volunteering placements, but get in touch to see if we can offer any placements.