999 BSL Community Liaison Officer

999 BSL Community Liaison Officer

Location:

Remote-based

Salary:

£21k pro-rata

Contract:

April 2022–March 2023

Hours:

Part-time (16 hours per wk)

Closing Date:

Monday 18th April

The Role:

Sign Language Interactions is committed to connecting people every day through communication access 24/7, 365 days a year. In the year that the BSL Act becomes a reality we are delighted that the Emergency Services will, for the first time, be accessible to the Deaf community in BSL. 999 BSL launches on 17 June 2022 and we are focused on building a 999 BSL team that is diverse and represents all the communities that we serve and actively encourage those who identify as a person of colour to apply.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Community Liaison Officer to promote the 999 BSL service
in the Deaf community by providing support, information and give presentations to different organisations, community groups and within the education sector. This role also extend to organising activity programs at events, workshops and conferences while working closely with the Project Manager.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to liaise with a wide range of people. Always be diligent when helping people when asked to provide support, this role is community focused. The role is well suited for someone looking for a flexible working pattern and friendly working environment.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Promote the 999 BSL services provided by Sign Language Interactions:
  • Providing presentations to existing and potential users
  • Providing information and support in installing and using SignVideo apps
  • Collect feedback from the Deaf communities on services
  • Contacting and providing information/workshops to local Deaf communities on our services
  • Work with other members of the team in delivering the goals and working within the ethos of the aims and objectives of the company
  • Represent Sign Language Interactions at appropriate meetings and community events
  • Provide accessible information to assist with use and development of the service
  • Carry out additional duties as appropriate as and when requested by your line manager

Person specification:

Essential:

  • Enthusiastic, collaborative and flexible 
  • Able to communicate in British Sign Language 
  • Experience with working in the Deaf community 

Desirable:

  • Full working driving licence can be advantageous
  • Experience in presenting workshops and community events
  • Strong network with Deaf and BSL organisations and schools

Additional info:

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a successful company. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of any protected characteristics from the Equality Act (2010). We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

How to Apply:

Send CV and covering letter to Tom Bell, Head of Community Engagement at tbell@signvideo.co.uk