Title: British Sign Language Teacher
Location: Online/Remote, Manchester/Various and Manchester Deaf Centre
(Crawford House, The University Precinct, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9GH
Responsible to: Business Development Manager / Centre Manager
Salary: Competitive rates of pay
Basis: Part-time, ad-hoc


Manchester Deaf Centre is the largest organisation in Greater Manchester providing support services to people with hearing loss. The centre is a popular place for hard of hearing, D/deaf and deaf-blind people to access bespoke services responsive to need, providing a place to meet, find information, advice and guidance, opportunities to learn and to socialise.
Manchester Deaf Centre is also one of the leading training providers in the area for British Sign Language courses and Deaf Awareness. We are passionate about educating, promoting, and advocating for equality and inclusivity for D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals and those who are British Sign language users.
We are seeking to recruit BSL teachers to join our existing team of qualified and experienced teachers to further our outreach and delivery of BSL and Deaf Awareness courses across Manchester and beyond.


Main Duties:
  • Deliver deaf awareness training across various settings e.g. medical, educational, legal, voluntary, community and social enterprise settings etc.
  • Deliver Introduction to British Sign Language courses across various settings
  • Deliver British Sign Language Level 1 courses
  • Deliver Interpreter Awareness and Inclusive Employment programmes
  • Undertake formal and informal assessments with students, preparing short course evaluation reports and inputting on continuous improvement plans
  • Work with MDC’s existing teachers to maintain and update training packages, information and resources


Person Specification
Service Delivery Experience:
  • Candidates must have a PGCE/equivalent or extensive teaching experience
  • Experience of teaching in various settings
  • An excellent understanding and knowledge surrounding deaf culture, deaf awareness and British Sign Language
  • Experience of working with other teachers to achieve the best outcomes
  • Candidates must have British Sign Language Level 6 qualification or a be a Native Deaf/BSL user
  • An excellent understanding and knowledge surrounding deaf culture, deaf awareness and British Sign Language
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to confidently manage own workload
  • Excellent time management
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and database packages, and to be administratively self-servicing
  • Proficient in the use of online platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Good negotiation and problem-solving skills


Personal Qualities:
  • Energetic, empathetic, patient and engaging approach to teaching
  • A can do, want to, creative and highly motivated approach to work
  • Ability to improvise or ‘think on your feet’ should you need to
  • Willingness to go the extra mile where needed
  • Ability to communicate clearly and honestly
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds internally at MDC and externally with prospective beneficiaries
  • Respectful of differences e.g. communication needs/requests, race, religion, gender and sexuality
  • Support MDC in being an active champion of equal opportunities where appropriate
  • Ability to demonstrate deaf humour
  • Holder of Driving Licence without endorsements and use of a car
  • Provided Deaf awareness/delivering training to external organisations
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required

For more information or to apply for this role please contact our Business Development Manager at eandrews@manchesterdeafcentre.com


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Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373