Closes 21.04.24

Salary £28,483 – £30,923 pro rata to £17,090 to £18,554 (depending on experience)

Permanent (Part-time 22.2 hours)
33 pro rata days holiday p.a. (Holidays to be used in the school holidays)

Doncaster Deaf Trust are seeking to appoint a part time BSL Tutor to join a new British Sign Language Hub. An important element of the Trust’s Strategic Plan (2020-2025) is the development of a dedicated British Sign Language (BSL) Hub. The creation of the hub will re-affirm and further develop our reputation as a national centre of excellence in deaf education.

Our BSL strategy is aiming to restructure the BSL department within Doncaster Deaf Trust to increase both the training offer to staff and to provide BSL programmes to staff, families, employers and the general public. It is fundamental to the strategy to promote BSL across the Trust and within the community at a local, regional and national level.

The Role

Key Areas of Responsibility

• Planning and delivery of BSL sessions up to Signature Level 2 or higher to a) internal customers – students, staff, families and b) external customers – employers, community organisations and other relevant organisations

• To create the scheme of work, lesson planning, learning review, monitor learners progress, evaluation and BSL tracking sheet.

• Promoting BSL, Deaf identity and Deaf culture in the local community

• To promote equal opportunities with regards to the BSL Act 2022 within the larger regional community

• To support the delivery of the BSL Strategy linked to the Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Essential Criteria

• British Sign Language Level 4 Qualification
• Ability to use BSL at Level 4 or equivalent.
• Specialism in BSL
• Recent evidence of successful teaching and BSL assessment
• To be able to demonstrate experience of strong organisational skills
• Experience and a commitment to Safeguarding best practice
• Experience of setting, monitoring and achieving targets to improve outcomes for learners
• The ability to inspire and motivate staff and students to high levels of achievement
• Knowledge and understanding of Deaf learners
• Complete understanding of BSL linguistics
• Student centred approach to teaching, being able to adapt accordingly to the working environment


• 55 days annual leave (to be used in school holidays)
• Contributory Pension
• Great CPD opportunities
• Free onsite parking
• Free use of onsite gym
• Discounted childcare at the onsite Little Learners Day Nursery
• Westfield Health Cash Plan including Doctorline – 24/7 access to a GP, Dental, Optical and Prescription claims and much more (funded by the employer)

Doncaster Deaf Trust, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY,

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants and all applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Trust is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

How to apply

For a job description and application form please email Human Resources at [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 21st April 2024