The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Internal Communications Officer
London office or home-based (UK)
£29,551 – £34,526 per annum, pro rata (London office based / hybrid)
£26,994 – £31,965 per annum, pro rata (home-based)
21 – 28 hours per week, including Wednesdays and Thursdays
Fixed term contract – 12 months
Please note that recruitment information in BSL is available on our Careers site, see tab: Recruitment information in BSL.
Got a passion for telling a good story and able to create strong working relationships with teams throughout the country?
We’re looking for someone to work with our Head of Internal Communications and help with the daily ebb and flow of internal communications.
We’re going through an exciting and very busy period transforming the way we work to reach 100% of deaf children and their families who may need our help and services. Alongside this, the shift to more flexible and hybrid ways of working is changing the ways we’re all working and internal communications is vital if we’re to be successful.
No two days are the same. One day you could be working on writing and developing content for a wellbeing initiative, the next you’ll be producing and distributing our weekly staff update In the Loop.
You’ll work on internal events, engage on Workplace and keep a watching brief on our intranet to create interesting and engaging content. There will also be plenty of opportunity to get involved with our ED&I working group, wellbeing and a variety of other activities across the charity. As it’s internal communications, anything can pop up as you support our teams to share their work and stories.
If you have great writing skills and love the buzz of internal communications, then we’d love to hear from you. We’re starting to use agile methods so any experience you bring in this is a bonus.
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.
We welcome applications in BSL. If you would like to apply by BSL video, please contact us as soon as possible but at least five working days before the closing date so we can discuss the process with you.
The closing date for applications is on Monday, 15 August 2022 at 23:59.
We expect interviews to be held remotely during the week commencing 29 August.
We reserve the right to close the response cut-off date for the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
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.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, in particular those that are currently under-represented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to deaf and disabled people, Black, Asian, and other ethnic groups, especially within our management roles.
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.
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.
We are committed to flexible working in order that colleagues can effectively balance their work and family commitments.
As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to declare and explain their gaps in employment. All our offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks – these checks include but are not limited to references, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).
The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).