National Deaf Children's society

Internal Communications Lead, National Deaf Children’s society
Closing date: 24 September 2023
Location: Home based
Salary: £36,548 – £43,259
Hours per week: 35 hours
Contract type: Permanent

Please note that recruitment information in BSL is available from the ‘Jobs’ page of our website.

National-deaf-children-society-logoWe’re at the start of our new ambitious five-year strategy, Every Moment Counts, to reach every deaf child and their family if they need and want us. Our focus on internal communications has never been more important as we bring everyone together as one team to have the impact we want and need to deliver on this strategy’

As a member of our new Communicate chapter, you’ll work alongside our senior internal communications expert creating and delivering high-quality, impactful internal communications that engage and inspire our great team of people.

With a focus on the regular heartbeat of internal communications including our weekly newsletter, intranet and colleague events, you’ll also work closely with our C-suite leaders and others providing expert advice and support on a range of activities from leadership communications, ED&I and wellbeing.

You’ll be great writer and your creativity will be matched with an appetite for challenging the status quo. It’s an exciting time to join us as we embed agile ways of working across the charity. You’ll want to learn new skills, be keen to work with colleagues in agile teams across the organisation and demonstrate a continuous commitment to delivering value in all we do.

To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website before you start your application.

We welcome applications in BSL. If you would like to apply by BSL video, please contact us at recruitment@ndcs.org.uk as soon as possible and at least five working days before the closing date so we can discuss the process with you.

The closing date for applications is on 24 September at 23:59.

We expect interviews to be held online week commencing 2 October 2023.

Please apply asap. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early without notice if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Our commitment to safeguarding: The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment This is reflected in our recruitment and vetting processes which includes asking candidates to provide information about any gaps in employment; pre-employment checks, including references, an identity check, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).

A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion: The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to increasing opportunities for people from under-represented groups. To achieve this, we are taking Positive Action, as is allowed of employers under the steps outlined in sections 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010. Our aim is to grow an inclusive workforce where everyone feels welcome irrespective of age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or social-economic backgrounds in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to deaf and candidates with disabilities, Black, Asian, and people from other ethnic backgrounds, especially within our management roles.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification. We strive to have an accessible recruitment process, so please contact us if you have any difficulty completing our application form or accessing our interview process. If you require reasonable adjustments for your interview, please let us know in the application form so we can ensure you have the best experience throughout your recruitment journey. Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).