Vacancies

Thank you for considering a career with Deafblind Scotland. Details of our current vacancies are listed below. Please download the relevant application packs and return completed application forms to hr@dbscotland.org.uk

Deafblind Scotland is the specialist charity working with adults who are living with dual sensory impairment. Our ambitions are high for members and we are therefore at the cutting edge of finding ways to support people to lead their most meaningful life. Deafblindness can be a devastating condition that can make daily life extremely challenging and as a result, many dual sensory impaired people become isolated. Our services can make a vital difference to their lives; enabling people to regain confidence, develop vital communication skills and re-establish social connections.


Service Team Leader

CLOSING DATE:                 Tuesday 5th March at 5pm

Interviews week beginning 18th March 2024.

JOB TITLE:                           Service Team Leader

COMPANY:                           Deafblind Scotland

BASE:                                    Deafblind Scotland Learning & Development Centre                                        1 Neasham Drive, Kirkintilloch, G66 3FA

Flexible Working  

CONTRACTED HOURS:    Part time 17.5 hours per week

SALARY/BAND/GRADE:    Salary Scale 31 – 37                                     

(£28,940 – £33,981)  Pro-rata

TERM:                                 Permanent Contract

                                                25 days annual leave & 12 public holidays (pro rata)

RESPONSIBLE TO:            Service Manager

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Senior Management Team

Deafblind Scotland is the specialist charity working with adults who are living with dual sensory impairment or those who have a severe single sensory impairment and are at risk of a second sensory impairment, whether that is a sight or hearing loss.  Our ambitions are high for members’ and we are therefore at the cutting edge of finding ways to support people to lead their most meaningful life.  Deafblindness can be a devastating condition that can make daily life extremely challenging and as a result, many dual sensory impaired people become isolated. Our services can make a vital difference to their lives; enabling people to regain confidence, develop vital communication skills and re-establish social connections.

We are recruiting for a Part-Time Service Team Leader who will provide acting up duties to cover Service Manager’s Maternity Leave and thereafter support the Service Manager in the day-to-day delivery of our Guide Communicator service.  The post holder will also provide support and supervision to Guide/Communicator staff to ensure service delivery aligns with individual needs, organisational policies, SSSC Codes of Practice, and Care Inspectorate standards.

The post holder will support the Service Manager in ensuring that deafblind people have the opportunity and support to make choices that enable them to lead a full life and promote wellbeing and that their rights are at the heart of all service developments and improvements.  The post holder will support the Service Manager in the performance and development of the Guide/communicator service and will hold an important role to ensure that Deafblind people are at the centre of all developments.

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th March 2024

Interviews will take place week beginning 18th March 2024

For an application pack contact hr@dbscotland.org.uk

Job Description

Application Form – Word Version

Equal Opportunities Form – Word Version


Guide Communicator – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lanarkshire, Fife, Ayrshire

  • Flexibility and an excellent work/life balance. You can benefit from choosing your own hours of work, to suit around your schedule
  • Minimum rate of £10.90p/h plus mileage
  • 23 days Annual Leave plus 6 Public Holidays
  • Both sessional and fixed hour contracts available
  • Part time or full time roles. Work during the day, in evenings, split shifts and weekends available
  • Funded SVQs, Deafblind Manual and British Sign Language courses. Various other training opportunities available.
  • Support to register with the SSSC and PVG scheme
  • Access to Health Assured plan and Wellbeing offers
  • Access to work for BSL Interpreters available for Deaf employees.
  • We welcome drivers with own car or those happy to utilise public transport

Do you have excellent communication skills and want to make a difference in the lives of deafblind people?

Deafblind Scotland are recruiting Guide/Communicators to work across Scotland to support deafblind adults to live independent lives and maintain links within their communities. Guide/Communicators support deafblind adults in the areas of communication, information, and mobility. At Deafblind Scotland we are committed to lifelong support and as our service users age there may be some elements of personal care required.

Whether you are already working in social care or looking for a career change please get in touch.

We require employees to have a satisfactory level of written English and effective communication skills to support individuals with hearing loss.

Full training in Guiding and Communication Tactics is provided. No experience necessary but is beneficial.

If you want to find out more about the role and wish to discuss before applying, please contact Heather Black on 0141 777 5823 or Elaine Henson on 0141 777 7774.

Alternatively download the job description and application form below:

Guide Communicator Job Description

Application Form – Word Version

Equal Opportunities Form – Word Version


Bilingual Guide Communicator – Falkirk

We are seeking an individual to be trained as a Guide/Communicator in the Falkirk area to support a deafblind adult, whose first language is Urdu, to live an independent life and maintain links within their community. Hours of work would be 23 hours per week with the occasional additional support required.

Benefits

  • Flexibility and an excellent work/life balance. You can benefit from choosing your own hours of work, to suit around your schedule
  • Minimum rate of £10.90p/h plus mileage
  • 23 days Annual Leave plus 6 Public Holidays
  • Both sessional and fixed hour contracts available
  • Part time or full time roles. Work during the day, in evenings, split shifts and weekends available
  • Funded SVQs, Deafblind Manual and British Sign Language courses. Various other training opportunities available.
  • Support to register with the SSSC and PVG scheme
  • Access to Health Assured plan and Wellbeing offers
  • We welcome drivers with own car or those happy to utilise public transport

Do you have excellent communication skills and want to make a difference in the lives of deafblind people?

Deafblind Scotland are recruiting Guide/Communicators to work across Scotland to support deafblind adults to live independent lives and maintain links within their communities. Guide/Communicators support deafblind adults in the areas of communication, information and mobility. At Deafblind Scotland we are committed to lifelong support and as our service users age there may be some elements of personal care required. 

Whether you are already working in social care or looking for a career change please get in touch.

We require employees to have a satisfactory level of written English and effective communication skills to support individuals with hearing loss.

Full training in Guiding and Communication Tactics is provided. No experience necessary, but is beneficial.

If you want to find out more about the role and wish to discuss before applying, please contact Heather Black on 0141 777 5823 or Elaine Henson on 0141 777 7774. Alternatively download the job description and application form from our website Careers and Vacancies – Deafblind Scotland (dbscotland.org.uk) or email HR@dbscotland.org.uk for an application pack