Vacancies & Calls for Expressions of Interest

Signal is a charity helping to build deaf friendly communities in the Shropshire and Africa. Our office is based in Shrewsbury in the county of Shropshire in the UK. Any job vacancies, volunteering opportunities or calls for expressions of interest are posted here. Please click on the links for more details.

Trusteeships

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Signal’s Board of Trustees helps to ensure the sound governance and effective strategic leadership of the charity. We are seeking new trustees to join the board with either experience of service provision for deaf people and/or people with hearing loss or tinnitus in the UK, experience of international development, or other pertinent skills and experience such as Human Resources or Finance.

Please click here to find out more. If you have any questions, you can contact Signal via email at info@signal.org.uk or telephone 01743 364 644 or 01743 358 356.

Volunteering opportunities

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Hearing Loop Audit Volunteers

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with loop-system compatible hearing aids to test out the hearing loop systems in public places in order to see how Deaf Friendly your local shops, banks and community spaces are. This is a very flexible voluntary role that can be carried out anytime: while you are running day-to-day errands, meeting friends in a café or even attending a class in a local community centre. This voluntary role supports work funded by the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Community grant secured by Signal.

A full role description is available here.

To apply for this voluntary position, please complete this form and return it via email to sarah@signal.org.uk or by post to 8a College Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LZ.

For an informal discussion, please telephone Sarah, our Volunteer & Peer Support Coordinator, on 01743 358 356.

Hearing Screening Programme Volunteers

We are looking for individuals who are interested in the general public’s hearing health. You may study a health related subject, work in an audiologists or have hearing loss in your family. Whatever your background may be, we would be delighted to train you up to become a Hearing Screener for Signal Charity’s Hearing Screening Programme which takes place across the county. This voluntary position supports the work funded by the National Lottery Community Fund 2018-2021 grant secured by Signal.

A full role description is available here.

To apply for this voluntary position, please complete this form and return it via email to sarah@signal.org.uk or by post to 8a College Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LZ.

For an informal discussion, please telephone Sarah, our Volunteer & Peer Support Coordinator, on 01743 358 356.

Tinnitus Support Volunteers

Our Tinnitus Support offering is expanding, which means Signal_Tinnitus Support Transparentwe are looking for new Tinnitus Support Group leaders for around the county. This Specialist Tinnitus Adviser will be provided with full training from the British Tinnitus Association along with the support of our Tinnitus Project staff member.

A full role description is available here.

To find our more about this role, please contact Sarah, our Volunteer & Peer Support Coordinator, on 01743 358 356 or email tinnitus@signal.org.uk.

Vacancies

International Programmes Officer

Salary: £20,000.00 per year (Part-time salary pro rata against 35 hrs)

Hours: 21 hrs per week

Fixed term 18-month contract for 3 days per week (21 hpw)

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Reporting to: International Programmes Manager

Closing date: 1st March 2020

 

Background to Organisation

Signal’s vision is a deaf friendly world and has been running for over a decade, assisting sensory impaired (deaf and deafblind) children and young people in sub-Saharan Africa to become full and active members of their families and communities. Our mission is to work together to build deaf friendly communities through developing knowledge, equal access to services and opportunities in life.

Our aims are to:

End isolation and discrimination.
Enable greater access to education, learning and information.
Enable greater access to health and wellbeing services for all.
We exist to transform the lives of those who are affected by deafness, hearing loss and other disabilities, giving them the same access to education, health, inclusion and long-term life choices.

Introduction to the role

Do you want to change the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in Sub-Saharan Africa? We do. And, we need your help to do it.

We exist to transform the lives of those who are affected by deafness, hearing loss and other disabilities, giving them the same access to education, health, inclusion and long-term life choices.

We require a programme officer with a passion for international development and supporting people with disabilities. We are looking for an excellent communicator and organised professional who will support the International Programmes Manager to shape the development of our projects with our local partners in Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

You will have an outstanding track record of ensuring the smooth operation of projects, whilst being a part of supportive and effective teams. You will also be a pro-active, helpful and adaptable team member with the ability and the capacity to take on responsibility within a very small but ambitious team.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure the smooth running of our international programmes, by providing support to the International Programmes Manager.
To be a key team member who is willing is take on additional responsibilities (e.g. when other team members are abroad).
Communications

To build and maintain relationships with partners, beneficiaries, supporters and other stakeholders.
To identify target audiences and implement strategies to effectively engage with them.
Ensure digital marketing content aligns with our brand’s identity and message, and assist with marketing campaigns as needed.
Administration

To ensure smooth and consistent administrative operations and processes.
Handle administrative requests and queries from the International Programmes Manager.
Act as the point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, and when appropriate organise meetings.
Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports and tasks.
Person Specification and Skills

Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.
Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines.

Communications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, including social media engagement.
Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skills.

Administration

Thorough familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and project scheduling applications.
Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines.
Experience in programme administration, operating procedures, oversight and monitoring.
These responsibilities & skills aren’t prioritised in any particular order. If you don’t think you tick all the boxes highlighted here, but you believe you bring something different to the table that can fulfil the role, then we still want to hear from you!

What the Role Offers

Opportunity to contribute to make a real difference for people living with hearing loss, deafness and other disabilities in our countries of operation
Contributory pension following probationary period
25 days’ (pro-rata) annual leave entitlement
Based in Signal’s head office, Shrewsbury

How to Apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a detailed covering letter in support of your application of maximum two pages to Signal’s International Programmes Manager preferably via email at mitchell@signal.org.uk or post to Mitchell Payne, Signal, 8a College Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LZ.

Applications must be submitted no later than 23:59 on Sunday 1st March 2020. Applications will not be accepted after this time.

Interviews are expected to take place in early March.

You should include the contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not contact your referees prior to interview.

Candidates please note that Signal will not be in a position to address enquiries concerning this role by telephone. Should you require any information prior to submitting your application, please email Mitchell via mitchell@signal.org.uk.

 

Calls for Expressions of Interest

We are not seeking any expressions of interest currently.

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