S1391 - Workplace Trainer

Posted: 10/01/2020 09:50
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £25,000.00 per annum
Location: Scotland
Level: Technical
Deadline: 27/01/2020 23:59
Hours: 35
Benefits: Excellent
Job Type: Fixed Term

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Please note this role is a Fixed Term Contract - ending 31st August 2020 

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland have an exciting new opportunity for a Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language trainer to deliver quality training across Scotland, the post will be based in our Glasgow Office.  

The trainer will support partners through our ‘Working for Change’ campaign improving their confidence to recruit, support and retain deaf and hard of hearing individuals within the workplace. They will conduct Work Place Assessments, basic hearing checks, Deaf Awareness Sessions; which will include an introduction to workplace BSL and the development of a peer support model. We will support partners to achieve their Disability Confident Award, which will demonstrate their commitment to supporting staff with disabilities.

Interview Date: 30th January 2020

This post is also subject to a PVG check. 

Staff Benefits

You'll enjoy a range of excellent benefits and access to ongoing support and learning and development programmes across the country. We provide an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. We also recognise your talent and commitment by helping you to take care of your health, life balance and financial wellbeing.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time)
  • Bank holiday enhancement
  • Cycle to work scheme to help you save on the price of a new bike
  • Health scheme to cover you and your family’s health from £7 per month
  • Employee assistance programme that gives you and your family free, confidential support.
  • The option to buy or sell leave annually in exchange for salary
  • Enhanced benefits, including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supporting you to study including time off for study leave and external courses
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • £50,000 life assurance
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and savings on our products and publications, and a half-price subscription to our magazine
  • An annual ceremony where we recognise those nominated for Pod award as well as rewarding winners.
  • The annual ‘Big Satisfaction’ staff survey measuring levels of engagement and job satisfaction
  • We are proud to hold the Investors in People Standard
  • Staff council and staff companions.
  • We are proud to hold Disability Confident Employer status.
  • Our three core values are People, Passion and Partnership. These values guide and challenge how we act, how we behave towards others, and how we go about our day-to-day work.

Learning & Development

We place high importance on giving our staff the opportunity to develop their careers. We therefore provide access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including inductions, training courses, accredited qualifications, and coaching and mentoring schemes.

  • Induction programme for new starters covering everything you need to know about our organisation, as well as providing an introduction to hearing loss.
  • British Sign Language training and certification.
  • An internal coaching scheme
  • Partnership mentoring scheme where we match employees with suitable mentors at the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS).

Job Description

Overall Purpose of the Role:

To deliver a programme of deaf awareness and work based sign within Sky and other identified organisations. Supporting employers to achieve the DWP ‘Disability Confident’ charter and deliver activity around the Working for Change campaign.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver Deaf Awareness and Workplace BSL courses
  • Support Employers to achieve Disability Confident
  • Actively promote the Action on Hearing Loss Working for Change campaign
  • Prepare all materials and handouts for training programmes
  • Support and develop wider Action on Hearing Loss Scotland training strategy
  • Ensure project reporting and funder reports are carried out timeously and meet the funding specific outcomes
  • To complete any other duties and responsibilities when requested which are commensurate with this role.
  • To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post at all times in compliance with all of Action on Hearing Loss policies, but especially Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety.


Other Requirements:

  • Working with Sky in Livingston and other areas across Scotland
  • 35 hours per week

Person Specification:

  Essential Desirable
  • Working in a Community setting
  • Education, training and delivering presentations
  • Action planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Work  planning and manage to meet deadlines and achieve project outcomes
  • Proven competence in IT (MS Office; internet database and other software packages)  
  • Delivering training to groups in an employment setting
  • Managing and developing co-production partnerships
Qualifications / Professional Training
  •  PDA Training and Development for Delivery to Groups at SCQF level 7 or equivalent
  • British Sign Language  (BSL) NVQ Level 3 minimum
Skills / Knowledge
  • Good understanding of the deaf community and Deaf Awareness
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Knowledge and understanding of disability issues and the social model of disability
  • Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, and the principles of diversity, customer care and the Equalities Act 2010
Personal Qualities
  • Self-reliant
  • Proactive
  • Confident and Engaging
Thinking Style    
  • Ability to travel across Scotland
  • Own Car preferable
  • Clean current driving licence

Communication is a basic human need. Yet most of us know someone who struggles to communicate through hearing loss. It can cause substantial harm to friendships, family relationships, confidence, employability, mental health and life chances.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID) is the UK’s largest charity for the 11 million people in the UK who confront deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss every day. Established in 1911, we help people to take control of their lives and live the life they choose, removing the barriers standing in their way. We give people support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality. 

We champion the value of difference and equality and celebrate our diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds or who are deaf or hard of hearing. With almost 20% of our employees having a disability we proudly hold Disability Confident Leader status and guarantee an interview for disabled applicants meeting the minimum essential criteria.