Job Vacancies
GDA is a forward-thinking and innovative charity providing valuable support and services to deaf and hard of hearing people in Gloucestershire. 

Every so often we seek like minded people to join our team. Please check this page for future job opportunities which may arise.

Chief Executive Officer - Gloucester
 
GDA is a dynamic, medium-sized deaf charity based in Gloucester, operating from its own newly refurbished offices and community centre. This is an independent organisation which provides a comprehensive range of services to deaf and hard of hearing people, their family members and carers, as well as for professionals in the health, social care and employment sectors.

The Chief Executive Officer will lead an exceptional and dedicated office team of 13, and report to the Board of Trustees (Council of Management). Many staff and trustees are deaf or have a degree of acquired deafness themselves.

GDA seeks an inspirational leader with excellent business skills who can direct its further development as it moves into its centennial year. The successful applicant will follow in the footsteps of the current CEO who is stepping down after ten years, having transformed the charity from one which faced many difficult challenges into one of the leading not-for-profits in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. GDA has recently extended its services into neighbouring South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The successful applicant will display:

* Vision to create and deliver a plan for sustainable growth
* Expertise to win new business and deliver against contracts
* Excellent team building qualities
* Passion to change things for the better for deaf and hard-of-hearing communities
* Ability to capitalise on opportunities to develop relationships with clients and key stakeholders.

It will be advantageous to demonstrate broad knowledge of the key issues facing deaf people and empathy for their circumstances. Also to understand the varied way in which services for deaf people are commissioned and provided. Applicants for the post are welcomed from individuals who are deaf or hard-of hearing.

The position will be full-time and attract a salary of £45,000 - £50,000 per annum.

In the first instance please email to ceorecruitment@gda.org.uk for a copy of the recruitment pack. Subsequently, those interested should apply with a letter of application and CV by the deadline of Monday 23rd July 2018. Your envelope, preferably A4 size, should be marked 'CONFIDENTIAL CEO' and sent to Chris Gardner c/o: GDA, Colin Road, Barnwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 3JL. First interviews will take place w/c 6th August 2018.
  
BSL / English Interpreter - freelance basis

GDA are always looking for fully qualified British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters to assist deaf people with their appointments. If you are a qualified Interpreter and would like to join our team on a freelance basis, please contact Mary Hailes on 01452 372999 or email
admin@gda.org.uk for more information.