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

Higher Learning Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Hours: 33.5 hours per week, (Term time only) Permanent
Salary: £17,037.37 based on a FTE of £22,056.00

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 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. 

The Academy is looking to recruit a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to work as part of a professional team to work with teachers to provide an effective bi-lingual learning environment with well structured teaching to motivate Deaf students to advance their learning

Job purpose:

  • Contribute to the delivery of outstanding education for Deaf students within the Academy by ensuring that high quality support is available which enables engagement in and enjoyment of learning, leading to good progress and achievement.
  • Promote the values and ethos of the Academy through your work and your professional ethos with students, parents and carers, colleagues and all external partners.
  • Support the Curriculum Manager to coordinate and manage the learning support for students, primarily, but not exclusively, within the Academy Post-16 provision. You will have a lead responsibility to ensure students have access to high quality support for learning when accessing off-site provision.
  • Plan and deliver good and outstanding teaching to individuals and small groups under the guidance of a teacher.

Key requirements:

  • BSL Level 3 (minimum BSL L2 with commitment to achieve level 3 within 1 year)
  • Proven, successful, experience of supporting the learning of Deaf children and young people in a learning environment
  • Ability to effectively manage a small team of Learning Leaders
  • Well-developed verbal, written and signed communication skills to liaise with pupils, parents /carers, and colleagues.

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.
  • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation.
  • 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.
For more information

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

Download our application form here.

Closing date for applications: 6 October 2020 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)

Learning Leader
Hours: 33.5 hours per week,  38 weeks per year (Term time only)
Salary: £17,037.37 based on a FTE of £22,056.00

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 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 a Learning Leader to work alongside our Education Team to provide specialist support and/or interventions with children and young people in academic subjects, addressing the needs of students who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning and behaviour. Alongside assisting the Classroom Teacher in planning, monitoring, assessment and effective teaching and learning of all students.

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.

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.
  • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation.
  • 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.
For more information

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

Download our application form here.

Closing date for applications: 6 October 2020 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)

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £23,839.00 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 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. 

The Academy is looking to recruit a Marketing & Communications Coordinator to work as part of a Partnerships Team to lead on student recruitment and retention, internal and external communications, and Public Relations.

This is a fast-paced role which would suit someone who has experience in a busy Marketing role. The right candidate will be forward thinking, outgoing and self-motivated. Initially the successful candidate may not have qualifications in British Sign Language (BSL), but they will be fully supported to learn this new language with our in-house BSL courses – which will enable outstanding communication with our deaf staff/students.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the development of an Academy wide marketing plan
  • As part of the student recruitment team, lead on the implementation of the Deaf Academy prospectus and course information
  • Increase the effectiveness of online and offline marketing collateral to promote education placements and the charitable aims of the Academy.
  • Support methods for building the Academy and fundraising campaign brands.
  • Review and deliver an ongoing improvement plan for targeted student recruitment activity, e.g. parent and professional open days, advertising, and conference attendance.
  • Work alongside the fundraising team to develop a plan to successfully promote fundraising events, partnerships and enhance new funding approaches.
  • Work alongside the Assistant Principal Partnerships and Inclusion in developing a marketing and communications plan
  • Project manage the design, production, and distribution of marketing and fundraising materials to internal and external parties including close working with external agencies such as graphic designers, film, T.V. and media companies.
  • Keep abreast of developments within the relevant sectors including competitor analysis.

Key requirements:

  • GCSE grades A-C in English and Mathematics
  • A degree in a Marketing related discipline
  • Competent in writing press releases, copy writing and website content
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience
  • Excellent written grammar, copy-writing and proof-reading skills
  • Able to plan and prioritise workloads, often with conflicting demands, to ensure deadlines are met
  • Good numeracy and analytical skills with ability to compile information and statistics for report production
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Excellent communication, good inter-personal skills and a high level of assertiveness to allow clear correspondence with internal and external stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic, creative and solution focused approach
  • Ability to deal effectively with pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyse information and data to track impact of campaigns and communications

    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.
    • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation.
    • 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.
    For more information

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

    Download our application form here.

    Closing date for applications: 30 September 2020 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)

    Cleaners x 2
    Hours: Part Time
    Salary: £7,123.12 actual, based on a FTE of £16,854.00

    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 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. 

    The Academy is looking to recruit a positive and highly motivated individual to join its Cleaning team.  This is an exciting time to join the Academy, now we have relocated to Exmouth.  The successful candidates 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).
      • Operate cleaning machinery in cleaning soft and hard surfaces, e.g. vacuum cleaners and polishers, following Health & Safety guidelines.
      • Maintain all Academy standards of hygiene and safety with regard to Cleaning equipment and Cleaning cupboards that the job holder is responsible for.
      • Collect, wash (where applicable) and sort laundry from all departments within the Academy.

    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.

      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.
      • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation.
      • 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.
      For more information

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

      Download our application form here.

      Closing date for applications: 29 September 2020 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)

      Supply/Bank Residential Support Workers
      Hours: Part Time
      Salary: DOE – £8.78 to £9.70 per hour

      The Deaf Academy staff team are talented and dedicated and they transform the lives of young Deaf people in the heart of Devon. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and pro-active individuals to join our “bank” of Residential Support Workers, who will be based in our Children’s Care Home (Rolle House).

      Rolle House is a 52 week provision, operating 365 days per year and which was recently graded as “Good” by Ofsted. This opportunity would suit those looking to combine part-time ad-hoc work with their studies or other supply/bank work.

      More information...

      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.
        We will offer:
      • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure positive
        outcomes for our young people.
      • A positive working environment which promotes development and innovation.
      • The opportunity to be part of an exciting new development within our residential Care provision.
      • Access to a high level of training and development including Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care and British Sign Language training. 
      For more information

      Please contact Matt Bryan, Human Resources Manager on employment@exeterdeafacademy.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)