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 Job Opportunities at the BDA

Treasurer (voluntary post)


The BDA is the largest organisation in the UK that is run by deaf people for deaf people. We have four exciting new departments focusing on community development, campaigns, communications and commercial. We provide projects across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our 125th year celebrations begin this summer.

The Treasurer plays a significant role in the BDA governance team. We are looking for a highly committed individual with excellent financial management experience and qualifications who will be able to attend regular meetings, engage in the wider purpose of the organisation and act as a positive and active member of the Board.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a real difference within a Board of Trustees . We are ambitious and proactive, and need a treasurer who will bring energy and commitment to this role and to the BDA as a whole. Working collaboratively is vital: our Treasurer will be someone who can demonstrate that they are able to work in partnership with others and build positive relationships.

As Treasurer, you will work closely with the Officers Group, chair quarterly finance meetings and meet once a month with the Director of Community Development & Operations and Head Office Manager for a financial update. We are a medium sized charity, and Charity sector experience is preferable. We do require the Treasurer to be able to empathise and manage the financial pressures that exist within a medium sized organisation.

Ideally we are looking for someone who is experienced both in trusteeship and leadership but are willing to explore possibilities. As Treasurer you will have:

  1. Relevant financial qualifications or extensive financial management experience and a willingness to be available for advice and enquires when required
  2. Some charity finance, fundraising and pensions experience
  3. Good financial analysis skills
  4. A preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Experience of financial leadership

Experience and knowledge of deaf culture, community and language (BSL) is desirable.

This post is voluntary but expenses for attending meetings will be covered.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV with a covering letter to: David Buxton, Company Secretary, British Deaf Association, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. Or email directorCC@bda.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 31st July 2015 (4pm)


Access & Inclusion (Advocacy) Officer - London and Derby

Hours Weekly : 35 hours (Full-Time)
Salary scale : £24,000
Contract : 1st September 2015 – 31st August 2018: (3 year contract funded by the Big Lottery Fund)

Responsible to : Senior Community Development Manager

The BDA has secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund for two posts for Access & Inclusion (Advocacy) Officers. One will be based in London (serving the East London area).  The other will be in Derby (serving the Midlands region).

Both posts are full-time for three years. The posts involve providing advocacy to Deaf individuals, recruiting and training Deaf people to become advocates, and delivering information sessions to Deaf people.

Download Job Description for London - click here.

Download Job Description for Midlands - click here.

Please contact Paul Redfern on bdm.waleseng@bda.org.uk for a recruitment pack.

The closing date for applications is 24th July 2015.


Job Opportunities - External

Communication Support Worker

Hours:  36 hours per week x 39 weeks p.a.
Actual Salary Range:   £18,956 - £20,644 p.a. (Scale 5) 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to provide communication and learning support to deaf and hearing impaired students. Applicants should have Level 3 BSL, to start from September 2015.

Closing date:  Monday 13th July 2015

Full job description and application form can be found on Highlands school website - click here.

Applications can be emailed to hsjobapps@highlands.enfield.sch.uk

Highlands School are committed to the safety of our staff and students. All staff undergo full safeguarding checks, including enhanced CRB.

148 Worlds End Lane, London, N21 1QQ
Tel: 020 8370 1100
Fax: 020 8370 1110

Website: www.highlands.enfield.sch.uk
Email: postbox@highlands.enfield.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr Bruce Goddard


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