Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUN20212489

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Part Time, Fixed Term


£14,391 - £16,789 Per Annum

Closing date

21 June 2021

Communicator – Secondment/fixed term opportunity until 31.08.2022 due to funding

Band: 6 Salary:  £21,841 – £25,481 p.a, pro rata, (£14,391-£16,789 for 27.5 hours, TTO 40 weeks)

27.5 hours per week Monday- Friday, Term Time Only (40 weeks per year)

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  This post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

Your new role

The Vision and Hearing Team comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers, Communication Support Workers for hearing impaired pupils, and a rehabilitation worker for visually impaired pupils.

Within this role you will support deaf and hearing impaired pupils with all aspects of communication in a school environment.  You will secure access to the curriculum for pupils by interpreting content of lessons through appropriate signing medium.  In addition you will develop the individual child’s knowledge and use of signing to support language development understanding and broaden learning.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be appropriately qualified with Signature sign language level 2 Qualification (ESSENTIAL) and knowledge of Signed English (i+ ii). (Desirable but not essential).  In addition you will possess a sound base of current issues pertinent to the communicator role as well as having credibility with a range of potential client groups.

If applying as a secondment you will need permission from your current line manager releasing you for this secondment.  Please state you have this on your application form.

How to apply: To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “job profile” and “how to apply” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.   Please ensure you refer to the ‘how to apply’ document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role.  This is really important or you are likely not to be short listed.  Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile.