Communication Support Worker (British Sign Language)


  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Annual Travel Passes Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


City Hub

111 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7HB

Location: City Hub (requirement to work across other college campuses)

Part Time, Permanent (22.5 hours per week / 37 weeks per year)

Your future is here A place to thrive

Being part of Nottingham College means playing a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. Together, we’re making a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here, you’ll have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, the support to thrive and the opportunity to shape your career.

Who we need

We are seeking to appoint a Communication Support Worker to work with the Deaf Access Team at Nottingham College across a variety of college sites. This role is key in providing access to our Deaf students, using British Sign Language, during college activities in and outside of the classroom. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Both direct and indirect support for D/deaf students with a variety of communication support needs, primarily in the learning environment, which includes evening classes.
  • Apply appropriate communication methods suitable to the individual needs and preferences of the student to enable the student to access information and to facilitate two-way communication.
  • Undertake appropriate training and staff development including continual professional development in respect of British Sign Language skills, electronic notetaking, language modification, interpreting into English.
  • Observe all college policies / procedures / working practices / regulations and in particular to comply with the college’s Equality and Diversity Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Financial Regulations, Safeguarding Policy and the Code of Conduct.

What you’ll bring

The successful candidate will hold, or be working towards, a Level 3 qualification in British Sign Language (BSL) and have some experience of working in the post-16 environment. They must also have the ability to work flexibly within different curriculum areas, be a team player and liaise with the Additional Learning Support Lecturer for Deaf Students, other CSWs and Educational Interpreters to ensure D/deaf students are supported.

This position requires excellent communication skills to facilitate and develop good working relationships with tutors, the wider Additional Learning Support Team and other college staff.

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Interviews / Assessments are planned for: week commencing 10 June 2024

A place to belong

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, access to a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued and where you can grow and develop. It’s a place where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and together, make a positive difference.

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

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For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.