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Deaf Forum Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh & the Lothians (remote & hybrid working available)
  • Closing 14th June 2024

  • Advertised from 31st May 2024
  • 14 hours per week. June 2024 – September 2025 with hopeful extension pending funding.


We’re looking for a Deaf Forum Coordinator with a passion for diversity and inclusion to join our team. Could that be you?

Who are we?

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity, supporting and celebrating deaf people. We were established in 1835 and work with deaf people across Scotland and the South of England. Our work is geared towards empowering all deaf people to achieve their potential and fully participate in society, with equality of rights, access and opportunity.

You can find out more about us at

About you

The Deaf Forum Coordinator will have strong organisation, administration and teamworking skills. They will be a good communicator and have the ability to work with a range of deaf and hearing people from different backgrounds. They will be interested in issues impacting the deaf community, and will have a passion for empowering deaf people to participate in advancing policy surrounding these issues.

The ideal candidates will be fully committed to our values, which can be found on our website.

The role

The Deaf Forum will be a group of deaf people with different lived experiences who can become a centralised point of contact for any organisations or bodies wishing to consult with the deaf community. The role of the Forum Coordinator will not be to sit on the forum itself, but to coordinate its members, meetings and conduct outreach on behalf of the forum.

The Forum will empower deaf people to take a leading role in addressing the issues which theyidentity as important to enhance their capacity to effectively self-manage and live well with deafness. The Forum will be designed, delivered and led by deaf people, and driven by the core principles of self-management.

The Forum will work to influence strategy and service provision, crucial to ensuring that deaf people have equality of access to the right information, services, and support so they can have ownership of their life. It will encourage individuals to be in control of their health and wellbeing by being better informed, prepared, and supported to overcome everyday challenges.

Key responsibilities of the Deaf Forum Coordinator role include:

  • Recruiting suitable Forum members
  • Identifying and engaging with stakeholders
  • Organising sessions/activities, note taking and distributing the minutes to members
  • Agenda creation
  • Facilitating Forum meetings
  • Being the main point of contact for stakeholder enquiries
  • Gathering evaluation data

What’s on offer?

  • Occupational pension scheme with employer contributions of 6%.
  • 32 days leave pro rata (inc bank holidays) pro rata for part time.
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured.
  • In-house Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme and IT Voucher Scheme.
  • Ongoing support for learning and development through our PDR process.

Potential to merge with the Befriending Coordinator role to create a 4 day or full time post.

Application notes

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to

PVG checks will be requested. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14th June 2024

Interviews: TBC