Communication Support Worker (Full- time)

Specific Hours: 37/22.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

We are recruiting 2 Communication Support Workers to join our Deaf Access Team based at our on a full-time and part-time basis. The team is well-established and comprises of highly skilled and experienced Communication Support Workers and Sign Language Interpreters who provide communication support to Deaf students within the College and local community. We also operate a communication support agency providing communication support to Deaf people in Derby and the surrounding areas.

The Opportunity

This role is very varied, and you’ll be working with a wide range of D/deaf students using the full range of communication methods, including There are also ad-hoc events to get involved with throughout the year, such as open evenings and work placements and promoting Deaf Awareness Week to DCG colleagues.

The current available vacancies are:

  • 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
  • 22.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

About you

To excel in this role, you’ll be a people person who enjoys working with a range of people and building rapport quickly. You’ll be joining a supportive, friendly team of CSWs who will encourage you to develop your communication & professional skills. You’ll be qualified to Level 2 or above in BSL and have knowledge of the Equality Act 2010. You will have your Level 3 certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners, if you have Supporting Teaching and Learning as well that is desirable.

The Benefits

  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.5% employer contribution
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors - free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities
  • Free eye tests with Specsavers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

If you require visa sponsorship

Please note that as salary is agreed upon appointment and is based on your skills, experience and qualifications, this role may be ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Please consult the Home Office website for further information, and to establish if you would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Job Description

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