British Sign Language Tutor

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person

We welcome all applications. We particularly welcome applications from people who are deaf, as deaf people are currently under-represented in
our directorate and in Suffolk County Council as a whole. You have an exciting opportunity to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC), Services for Deaf Children and Young People team, as a British Sign language (BSL) tutor, working across the whole county.

Do you have recent experience of working with deaf children and young people? If you would like to work in a challenging and rewarding role
and you are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of deaf children and young people in Suffolk, then please apply for this

* BSL – How To Apply BSL Tutor Role *

Your role:

The role is to teach British Sign language (BSL) to children and young people who are deaf, helping them to communicate effectively, to achieve
their full potential and to feel positive about themselves. You will work directly with children and young people, their families and their schools. The role could also involve teaching adults who want to learn BSL.

If you have the right experience and if you have a Level 3 qualification in BSL, then we would love to hear from you. The role is on the unqualified teacher pay scale and is subject to those terms and conditions. You will be supported by the head of service and teachers on the team, and you will work closely with the current BSL tutor.

Your responsibilities:

Your role as a BSL tutor is to help children and young people to develop their British Sign Language skills.

You will:

  • Carry out assessments and plan and deliver teaching of British Sign Language to children and young people or their families.
  • Set and review objectives for the children and young people you work with and complete regular reports.
  • Deliver or help to deliver BSL tutoring to adults or young people taking a BSL qualification.

You will need to be flexible and to adapt your planning and teaching to meet the needs of learners of all ages.

You will need:

  • British Sign language as your first or main language or you will be fluent in BSL
  • to be deaf aware and understand the challenges faced by deaf learners and their families
  • experience in planning lessons and teaching BSL.

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below).

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even
if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply.

We would like the opportunity to consider your application.

The team

The team support children and young people with any level of hearing loss both in mainstream schools and in Specialist resource bases for
deaf children and young people (CYP). We also work with babies and very young children and their families.

We will offer you

We offer regular professional development opportunities. You will be part of the wider Inclusion Service and benefit from all the
professional development and training. If you are offered the job, you might want to make an application to Access to Work, for technology or interpreter support to help you in the role. Please see the following link for more information – If you are offered the job, your manager can help you with the application.

Travelling requirements for your role

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, so you must either hold a
full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable
and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please contact Andrea Carron.

To find out more
To discuss this role, please contact Andrea Carron on 07850217238 (text or call) or email If you would like a BSL
interpreter for a discussion or if you need other access arrangements, please let us know.

How to apply
To apply and for further details, please visit:

Due to the continued situation relating to COVID-19 and reduced occupancy in our buildings we are starting to explore and trial new
hybrid and remote working practices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting
manager listed above.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

Salary: £18,419 – £28,735 per annum pro rata (Unqualified Teacher pay scale)

Hours: 19.5 hours per week (3 days per week – Unqualified Teacher terms and conditions)

Closing date: 11:30pm, 11 May 2022

Suffolk County Council
Ipswich, Suffolk
Start Date
June 2022
Job type
Vacancy Reference
Ref: 2579
Contact Details
To discuss this role, please contact Andrea Carron on 07850217238 (text or call) or email:
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