Join our team! We currently have the following position available within the British Deaf Association

Please see below for details on this role, recruitment pack, and details on how to apply.

We have 3 vacancies which you can view in detail below:

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Coordinator and Engagement Officer – Campaign BSL London

Job Title: Coordinator and Engagement Officer – Campaign BSL London

Salary: £32,500 FTE

Hours: 35 hours.  Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

Location: Hybrid (part home/part London office) with some London travel required

Contract period: Fixed Term Contract for 2 years with possibility of becoming permanent.

Accountable to: BDA England Manager


Purpose of the role:   

We received grant funding from City Bridge Foundation and Propel to plan a campaign of action that will support our 10-year strategic vision moving forward and involve recruiting, training and supporting Deaf people into leadership roles. The post is to lead these processes, ensure the activities agreed with the funders are carried out and properly recorded and delivered, and to achieve the desired outcomes for each. Success and accurate evidence of effectiveness will increase the very real chance of further funding at the end of the project. You will be working with the BDA team to contribute to the protection, preservation and promotion of the language of the Deaf and signing communities in London and the UK. 

The Co-ordinator and Engagement Officer will lead on two related projects:

  • Exploring the systemic issues faced by the Deaf community in London, in order to create and coordinate an operational plan for delivery of our Campaign BSL. This will involve engaging with members of the Deaf community through consultation activities, workshops and offering support to participate in the BDA Campaign and local communities.
  • The postholder will create a Deaf-led campaign workforce in London through coordinating member forums and training workshops - working for long-term systemic change and shorter-term practical change - to help Deaf people, our members, acquire better understanding of how to be involved in leadership.  They will support individuals and groups who identify access or inclusion issues in communities and want to be part of challenging and finding opportunities to lead.


Membership & Events Manager

Role: Membership & Events Manager

Salary: Between £32,500 and £35,000 per annum depending on experience

Reports to: Equality & Rights Training Manager

Manages: None at present

Location: Hybrid - part-home and part-office base at any one of BDA’s five offices. Frequent travel across the UK.

Contract: 35 hours a week (full-time) permanent. A willingness to work evenings and at weekends as required.

Holidays: 25 days a year plus 8 Bank Holidays

Pension: BDA operates a contributory pension scheme and will auto-enrol you into the scheme in accordance with its auto-enrolment obligations

About the Role

The BDA has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Membership & Events Manager to join our team and take our work to the next level. This is a permanent post based at any of the five BDA’s offices, ideally from the London office.

You will be an enthusiastic and dedicated Membership & Events Manager to join our Leadership Team (LT). As a Membership & Events Manager, you will be a highly organised and proactive individual who can excite and motivate members to take part in our events and activities. You will be responsible for developing and leading membership drives, plan member events and create outreach strategies as we take forward our 10-year strategy to influence policy reforms for our language.

This role offers the opportunity for a results-oriented professional with a strong background in nonprofit operations lead on the strategy to bring our diverse Deaf communities back together again. As BSL is now gaining momentum and visibility amongst the public sector, the time has now come to grasp the opportunity to influence policy reforms and take BSL forward.

You will support the development and implementation of some of the milestones outlined in the BDA’s strategy to empower our members to build a powerful civil rights movement to protect our language to ensure it flourishes long into the future.

As the only official national representative organisation of BSL and ISL in the UK, we need to do more to truly represent our members and proactively engage new members.


Management Accountant

Job Title: Management Accountant

Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 pro-rata depending on experience and qualifications

Reports to: Head of Finance

Manages: Finance Administrator

Location: Hybrid – 2 days office-based at BDA’s London office, 1 day home based. Occasional travel across the UK.

Contract: 21 hours a week (part-time) permanent. Some evenings and occasional weekends as required.

Holidays: 25 days a year plus 8 Bank Holidays pro-rata

Pension: BDA operates a contributory pension scheme and will auto-enrol you into the scheme in accordance with its auto-enrolment obligations

About the role

Leading the preparation of Management accounts, the Management Accountant will assist the Head of Finance to provide accurate, timely Management accounts and other management information as required.  You will be responsible for balance sheet reconciliations of key control accounts (including Bank, Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger), providing support for the Head of Finance with Budget-holder information and assisting in the development of the Finance Assistant.

Under the Head of Finance, you will develop and update finance policies and procedures, systems and practices to support the smooth running of the organisation and will be proactive in assisting with the development of new systems and processes to meet the needs of the BDA as it grows.

With prior experience of working with charities as well as extensive experience accounting systems (ideally Sage Line 50), you will manage the Sage accounting database team and provide excellent support to circa 30 staff across the UK.