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 Co-ordinator

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

We are seeking to recruit an energetic and efficient individual who will work within a team co-ordinating a Scotland-wide service for deafblind people.  The Service Coordinator is responsible for maintaining quality standards which meets the needs of deafblind people, funders and stakeholders.

This is a key role within Deafblind Scotland’s Guide/communicator Service, meeting the needs of deafblind people and in line with requirements of funders and registered bodies. 

As Service Co-ordinator you will work with service users, external partners and linked providers to provide efficient co-ordination of services procured and administering support services for deafblind people which ensures positive outcomes for service users. The Service Co-ordinator will work with the service and guide/communicator team to ensure a high-quality Guide/communicator service is delivered. The post offers opportunities for innovation working closely with the Services Manager and Head of Operations.

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 27th May 2024 

Interviews will take place during the week beginning 3rd June 2024

For an application pack, please contact HR@dbscotland.org.uk. For further information regarding the role please contact Elaine Henson, Head of Operations, operations@dbscotland.org.uk  

Application Form – Word Version

Equal Opportunities Form – Word Version


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

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


Guide Communicator – North Ayrshire

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 Punjabi, 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

Guide Communicator Job Description

Application Form – Word Version

Equal Opportunities Form – Word Version