Deaf Experience Ltd (DEX)

Project Coordinator – DEX Deaf Young People’s Urban Safety Project

 

We are a small but lively and friendly deaf-led charity with a formidable track record of improving the wellbeing and quality of life of deaf children and young people. To do this we research, campaign and provide direct services by providing social and learning opportunities for deaf young people and advocacy in Yorkshire.

Salary: £20.00 per hour £20,800 per annum subject to budgetary requirements.

 

Hours: 20 hours per week part-time salaried until 31 March 2025.

 

Annual leave and benefits:

  • 5.6 weeks a year annual leave (pro rata, including bank holidays)
  • Statutory maternity and parental leave
  • Company pension scheme of 3% with matched employee contributions of 5%
  • Regular training opportunities, monthly supervision and career development.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

 

Working location:

Hybrid office and home working with up to two days a week in the DEX office in Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People, St Mary’s Street, Leeds. The Urban Safety training sessions will be held in the Leeds Deaf Centre and in other accessible venues in West Yorkshire.

 

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to:

  • lead on the Urban Safety Project to ensure that young people are safe from crime in our local cities and towns
  • work with the Leeds Deaf Youth Club and current DEX youth groups on crime prevention issues and those who are at risk of antisocial behaviour
  • encourage project members to attend a range of DEX’s activities.
  • be well-organised and able to work flexible hours
  • available to work Friday evenings and some weekends
  • able to manage different tasks and make sure to meet deadlines
  • able to sign to Level 3 BSL with strong communication skills and/or deaf aware
  • be confident working with groups of deaf young people and other stakeholders.

 

How to apply: 

 

Please send your CV and answer a few short screening questions in a letter or email, and/ or attach a BSL video to:   john.hewitt@dex.org.uk

 

1.What experience do you have of working with deaf children and young people, or with deaf adults?

 

2. How would you find out where to contact the police service and other professionals involved in keeping young people safe?

 

3. What makes you interested in this job?

 

Closing date for applications is 16th March 2024.

 

Interviews are expected to take place 21st or 22nd March 2024 at the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People.

 

We would love to know if you have the skills and experience we are looking for so please do contact John Hewitt, CEO, for more information and application:

 

john.hewitt@dex.org.uk