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Government Relations and Partnerships Advisor

Employer
National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
Location
London
Salary
£29484 - £39896 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2020

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Government Relations and Partnerships Advisor
£33,811 – £39,896 (London office)
£29,484 - £34,894 (Home based and within close proximity to London)
28 - 35 hrs per week (flexible)
Permanent


The National Deaf Children’s Society are looking for a Government Relations and Partnerships Adviser to join our friendly and fast-moving Campaigning and Advocacy team. At a time when the world is becoming ever more challenging for deaf children, our work to get them and their families heard has never been more important.

To join our team, you’ll need to be a highly effective networker who is able to persuade, inspire and influence others. You will have excellent knowledge of the national political landscape and parliamentary procedures and be committed to putting deaf children and their families at the forefront of everything you do.

The successful candidate will take the lead on engaging and influencing politicians and opinion formers. You’ll also be responsible for developing new partnerships with key organisations to help deliver our winning campaigns that break down barriers for deaf children.

Weekly travel to Westminster or the London office would be required.

To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description (found at the start of the application process) prior to starting your application.

Currently, the application process works best on desktop/laptop devices.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 23rd November 2020 at 23:59.

We expect interviews to be held via Zoom on Monday 30th November 2020.


A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.

We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.

Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.

We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.

This job is being posted by Webrecruit on behalf of National Deaf Children's Society. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Government Relations Advisor, Campaigner, Government Partnerships Advisor, Advocacy Officer, Advocacy and Campaigns Officer, Public Affairs Officer, or Advocacy Campaign Co-ordinator. 

Company

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is a charity which represents the interests of, and campaigns for, deaf children and young people. Formed in 1944, the charity has more than 230 employees and offices in London, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow. It also has an international development wing, Deaf Child Worldwide.

The NDCS retains its original role as a parents’ organisation dedicated to the needs of deaf children, of whom there are 45,000 living in the UK. The charity provides a multi-faceted service supporting families with deaf children from birth until the age of 25. It offers free membership to all parents and carers of deaf children.

Research suggests that more than 77% of school-aged deaf children in the UK attend mainstream schools where there is no specialist provision. Without the right support, NDCS says, deaf children and young people are vulnerable to isolation, abuse, bullying, poor self-esteem and low levels of achievement. However, deafness is not a learning disability and there is no reason why the majority of deaf children should achieve any less than hearing children.

NCDS’ services take many forms. It offers a wealth of online information and downloadable factsheets, booklets and DVDs on subjects such as financial support, education and technology. There is a helpline offering advice and support for deaf children and their families on topics ranging from benefits and social care to communication and discrimination. The Helpline also provides advice and information for professionals working with deaf children.

NDCS hosts a web forum for families and runs a programme of weekend events for when children have just been diagnosed or are about to start primary or secondary school. The charity also puts on free events for deaf children and young people aged 8 to 16 and runs a website, called The Buzz, for children and teenagers.

NDCS also enables beneficiaries to borrow technology and products, running a Technology Test Drive service for parents and children to try out products at home and school.

NDCS’s international wing, Deaf Child Worldwide, is an international development agency dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation. It operates in South Asia, East Africa and Latin America.

Employee benefits for staff working at NDCS include 25 days’ annual leave, financial support for employees taking external studies, family friendly policies and a relaxed dress code.

 

Contact Us
  • Ground Floor South,
  • Castle House,
  • London
  • EC2A 4LS
  • United Kingdom
  • 020 7490 8656
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