Deputy Director - People London

London (Central), London (Greater)
£45,661 - £53,695 pro-rata
31 Jan 2019
26 Feb 2019
Job Type
HR Director
Contract Type
Full Time

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

Deputy Director - People


£45,661 - £53,695 pro-rata

21/28 hours per week


Are you looking for your next challenge? This is a fabulous opportunity to lead a successful team on to do great things.

We’re the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. We’re a friendly and passionate organisation focusing on:

  • services received by deaf children and young people
  • development of language and communication skills
  • development of children’s independence and transitions into adulthood

Our HR and Volunteering team have recently come together in a new People Team. We’re looking for a leader who can bring the teams together, who has the knowledge and experience to make a difference, and has a real commitment to their own continued development. 

You’ll be leading and championing the successful delivery of the People strategy, working with key stakeholders and supporting senior managers.

Reporting into the Executive Director – People, Finance and Business Systems - you’ll be the organisation’s HR expert with a broad skill base covering a wide range of HR issues, including learning and development, employee engagement, reward and recognition. 

You’ll be providing leadership to the team and focus to a number of cross-organisational projects to support delivery of our strategy. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others and communicate effectively with everyone. Strong written and presentation skills and an eye for detail are a must.

In return alongside the salary and pension scheme, we offer a friendly office working environment and generous holiday allowance including office closure between Christmas and New Year.

For an application pack please visit our website by clicking on the apply button.

Please note that you will need Adobe Reader 7 or above to complete the application form. This can be downloaded for free if you do not already have it. If you are using an Apple Mac please open and complete the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader and not the Apple Mac Preview Option.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 26 February 2019

We expect first round interviews to be held in London on Wednesday 6 March 2019

Second round interviews are planned for Friday 15 March 2019

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.

If a disability or long term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats.

We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If you require reasonable adjustments to submit your application please contact us. If you need adjustments for your interview please tell us in the equal opportunities section of the application form. We will contact you if you are short listed. Additional information about the support we can offer is on our jobs page.

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.