The National Deaf Children’s Society are seeking an area coordinator for their Parent to Parent Support Scheme to work within the Bristol area, ensuring that local families receive timely, well matched supporters when a referral to the scheme is received.
This role will build supportive working relationships with Parent Supporter Volunteers, matching their skills and experience appropriately so that parent’s receive the support they need. The Parent Support volunteers will be there for parents and carers who may have recently found out their child has a hearing loss, or is going through a difficult time in their journey with childhood deafness and would like to meet another parent.
The role will be key to ensuring that relationships with local stakeholders are well maintained and that those stakeholders are kept well informed about progress and changes to the parent to parent support scheme.
This role covers Bristol and the surrounding area (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset). This area is covered by the Bristol Sensory Support Service. Reasonable travel within this area is expected for this role.
Please note to apply for this role you must be the parent or primary carer of a deaf child or young person because lived experience is essential requirement.
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 prior to starting your application.
Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.
The closing date for applications is on Sunday 22 March 2020 at 23:59.
We expect interviews to be held in Bristol on Friday 3 April 2020.
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.
We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.
Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.
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.
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.
We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.