Teacher of the Deaf (Temporary) – Lewisham

Closes 24.03.19

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of the Deaf to work with an enthusiastic and dynamic team of specialist teachers for at least a year in the first instance to cover maternity leave. You will be joining the central, peripatetic, Sensory Teachers Team working with children and young people (0 – 19 years) and their families in a variety of settings.

This post is being offered on a 1 year temporary contract to cover maternity.


The Sensory Teachers Team is based in Kaleidoscope, a multi-disciplinary centre providing a comprehensive, integrated specialist service for children and young people in Lewisham with educational, health and social needs.

What we’re looking for

You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. You will be committed to the development of the service and in working collaboratively with parents and other professionals to close the gap in attainment for deaf CYP. An interest and expertise in meeting the needs of Deaf CYP with additional disabilities would be especially welcomed.

Qualified Teacher of the Deaf status is essential and experience of peripatetic work is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

MPS/UPS + SEN £4,158 + TLR2 £2,667 pro rata for 26 hours a week (0.8 FTE)

Further information

For an informal conversation regarding this post please contact Eileen Clifford, Sensory Teachers Team Co-ordinator, on 020 3049 1329

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

The post is subject to a DBS.

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please follow this link https://lewisham.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/teacher-of-the-deaf-275 which will take you directly to the vacancy on the Lewisham Council jobs page.

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.