Your benefits and career development

Benefits we offer

Our diverse job opportunities include generous benefit packages that includes many that are hard to find in the private sector:

  •  Competitive salaries
  • 30 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Teaching staff with QTS/QTLS: Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme where applicable
  • Non-teaching staff: A contributory pension scheme including an 8% contribution by the Academy
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Free car parking on site
  • £2 subsidised lunches on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Staff refer a friend scheme – earn up to £500
  • Free eye tests
  • Professional development courses supported by a generous Academy wide training budget
  • The opportunity to gain British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to level 3
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay provisions.
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Your career development and training

Since education is a fundamental element of the Deaf Academy, we naturally care deeply about the careers and personal development of all our staff.

There are a range of opportunities available to ensure you progress personally and professionally during your time with us. A number of our current managers have been promoted from within the Academy.

Working with us you’ll benefit from:

  • A structured induction programme, to make you feel welcome and part of our team
  • An annual performance and development review, to help identify your career aspirations and structure your individual development plan
  • Training seminars and courses geared to the skills required for specific roles;
  • Mentoring opportunities to support your career development
  • Diverse job opportunities, giving you great flexibility in choosing a career path to suit your changing interests and ambitions
  • The opportunity to complete professional qualifications, for example, Teacher of the Deaf and Level 5 in Health and Social Care, which are geared to specific roles;
  • The opportunity to study British Sign Language (BSL) up to Level 3.
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