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

Take a look at our  Volunteer page to find out more about volunteering with us.

Current vacancies

Residential Care Worker

Hours:  42 hours per week, 38 weeks per year
Salary: £16,485.00 (FTE £17,022.00)

 

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.

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

(STAFF WILL SLEEP IN ON A ROTA BASIS AT AN EXTRA RATE OF £32.00)

     

     

     

     

    BSL to follow! 

     

    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.

     

    For more information

    Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

    Download our application form here.

    Closing date for applications: 

    Monday 1st February 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. (Registered Charity No.1124523)

    Receptionist/Administrator

    Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (Fixed term contract until Dec 2021)
    Salary: £18,766.00 p.a.

     

    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 Academy is looking to recruit a positive and highly motivated individual to join its Administrative Office as a Receptionist & Administrator on a fixed term contract.

    This exciting opportunity would suit someone with accomplished customer service/front of house skills who is also just as comfortable providing administrative support, as there will be occasions where the job holder will be required to provide efficient and effective back office support.

    The successful candidate will need to able to work under pressure in what can be a busy environment, whilst having the ability to use their own initiative and think on their feet.  

    Key responsibilities:

    • Provide a high standard of professional and welcoming reception service.
    • Up-hold and adhere to the Academy’s safeguarding protocol
    • Ensure all visitors sign-in using the correct procedure
    • Confident in communication to both the hearing and Deaf community.
    • Manage all incoming telephone calls by channelling to appropriate departments or by recording detailed messages to be relayed appropriately.
    • General housekeeping of all documentation held at reception.
    • Maintain presentation of the reception area and ensure a good quality of customer service is adhered to at all times.
    • Complete daily class registers and follow up concerns
    • Maintain accurate and appropriate paper & electronic records as required.
    • Ensure that strict confidentiality is maintained in relation to the Academy’s work.

      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
      • On-site parking
      • Cycle to work scheme
      • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.

         

         

         

        For more information

        Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

        Download our application form here.

        Closing date for applications:  Monday 25th January 2021 at 12 noon.

        Interview date: Monday 1st February 2021

         

        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. (Registered Charity No.1124523)

        Residential Support Worker 

        Hours: 3 week rolling shift pattern, 52 weeks per year 
        Salary: £26, 057.00 p.a

         

        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.

         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
        • 38 days annual leave (pro-rata for part-time)
        • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
        • Life Assurance
        • Cycle to work scheme 

         

         

         

        Shift Pattern:

        3 week rolling rota:

         Week 1: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

        Week 2: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

        Week 3: Thursday

        Then it goes back to week 1.

        (24 hours shift including sleep in starting from 10am until 10am the next day.)

        For more information

        Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

        Download our application form here.

        Closing date for applications:  Monday 25th January 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. (Registered Charity No.1124523)

        Cleaner 

        Hours: 17.5 hours per week, 39.8 working weeks (term time plus nine days outside term) the hours are 15:30 to 19:00 Monday to Friday
        Salary: £7,194.12 based on full-time equivalent is £17,022.00

         

        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 recently moved to a purpose-built facility in Exmouth which 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 for a cleaner for 17.5 hours per week, 39.8 working weeks (term time plus nine days outside term) the hours are 15:30 to 19:00 Monday to Friday

        Actual salary £7,194.12 based on full-time equivalent is £17,022.00

        The successful candidate will play an essential role in helping to retain the smartness and safety of our new build. 

        Key responsibilities:

        • To be responsible for cleaning certain parts of the entire Academy site as allocated by the Estates and Facilities Manager and or/ Cleaning supervisor and 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).
        • Maintain all Academy standards of hygiene and safety with regard to Cleaning equipment and Cleaning cupboards that the job holder is responsible for.

         

        Key requirements:

        • Ability to communicate and follow instruction.
        • Previous experience within a Cleaning role.
        • Knowledge of COSHH and general Health and Safety including manual handling and working at height.
        • High standards of cleanliness.
        • Ability to manage workload and prioritise work.
        • Positive outlook and good sense of humour.
        For more information

        Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

        Download our application form here.

        Closing date for applications:  Monday 25th January 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. (Registered Charity No.1124523)

        Registered Manager – Children’s Care Home 

        Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year 
        Salary: £34,000 to £38,000 p.a. (based on qualifications and experience)

         

        The Deaf Academy has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Manager to join our Children’s Home.

        With the responsibility of our beautiful four bedroom home in Exmouth which specialises in supporting Deaf young people, you will be a proven leader and support a well established staff team in providing warm and nurturing care.

        Your strong leadership and management skills will enable you to manage a busy work load whilst ensuring that the outcomes for children and young people are front and centre of everything you do. You will share our absolute commitment to safeguarding children and young people and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of child protection, risk management, and working with external services and professionals.

        The homes previous Ofsted judgements have been consistently good for a number of years and we are looking for an innovative individual who can take the home to the next level in providing outstanding care and developing an outstanding team.

        You will have a keen eye for detail as well as excellent skills in quality assurance and improvement. A very good understanding of the Children’s Home Quality Standards and Regulations is essential to the role as well as exceptional reporting and presentation skills.

        The children and young people we support are Deaf but also come with additional complex needs. Although you may not have worked with Deaf young people before you will be committed to learning British Sign Language and have extensive knowledge of the needs of children and young people in care.

        The role will be challenging and fast paced but very rewarding and with a positive, solution focused approach as well as creativity and a willingness to be hands on you will transform the lives of the children and young people within the home.

         

         

        For more information

        Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

        Download our application form here.

        Closing date for applications:  Friday 5th February 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. (Registered Charity No.1124523)

        Speech and Language Therapist  (SaLT) – Fixed Term Contract 

        Hours and salary: 

        Actual salary range for 37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time) = £20,474.40 to £23,033.70

        (based on an FTE of £24,000 to £27,000)

        A fantastic opportunity is available for a suitably experienced Speech and Language Therapist, to cover maternity leave commencing in late January 2021.   You will join our well-established in-house multi-disciplinary team to provide a service to students attending our Academy.

        Working collaboratively with Education and Care staff and our in-house multi-disciplinary team, you will provide a high-quality service to students with a diagnosis of Deafness and significant language and communication difficulties.  You will be involved in providing training, planning and jointly running groups. You will also work closely with Education staff to facilitate whole school approaches to the inclusion of students with auditory, speech, language and communication needs.

        We have recently relocated to Exmouth, Devon to an all-purpose built facility which will enhance the lives of Deaf children and young people.

        It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of assessing and implementing Assistive and Augmentative Communication (AAC) across both low and high tech devices. British Sign Language (BSL) is desirable but not essential and access to support in this area will be provided.

         Can you demonstrate:

        • A qualification in Speech and Language therapy such as a recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification.
        • Appropriate UK professional registration with the RCSLT and HCPC
        • Post-graduate experience of employment as a SaLT
        • An understanding of child development and the implications of deafness and hearing loss on student progress, especially language development.
        • Knowledge of hearing technology and how this can be utilised with an educational setting.
        • Ability to give advice on speech and language and communication to meet the needs of individual students to other schools staff and parents.
        • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team to help students reach their potential.

         

        We will offer:

        • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation
        • Excellent support systems with personal appraisal, objectives and training plans designed to meet your specific needs/CPD requirements
        • Sponsorship to achieve BSL qualifications up to level 3
        • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students
        • The chance to work within the coastal town of Exmouth
        • A friendly, talented multi-disciplinary team of colleagues
        • The opportunity to be part of an exciting new development
        • Support for external clinical supervision

               

               

               

              For more information

              Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

              Download our application form here.

              Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd January 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. (Registered Charity No.1124523)

              Bank staff – Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants) 

              Hours: As and when required by the Academy
              Salary: £10.82 per hour (includes holiday pay)

               

              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 recently 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 bank Learning Leaders to work alongside our Education Team to provide specialist support and to assisting the Classroom Teacher in planning, monitoring, assessment and effective teaching and learning of all students.

               

              What we will offer:

              • A highly competitive salary.
              • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
              • Access to a Group Personal Pension scheme
              • On-site parking.
              • Cycle to work scheme.
              • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
              • The opportunity to be part of an exciting new development.

               

              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 students to support their learning.
              • Promote and support the inclusion of deaf students and all students 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.
                • Promote and safeguard the welfare of students/young people

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                For more information

                Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

                Download our application form here.

                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 disclosure is required. The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. (Registered Charity No.1124523)