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Dimensions UK: British Sign Language Volunteer – Theale, Reading

Are you BSL qualified and looking for volunteering experience? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are fluent in BSL to join us and translate a range of videos for our resourcing team in order to support accessibility of our recruitment processes to people experiencing hearing loss.

About Dimensions

Dimensions provide support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We support people to live as independently as possible and our volunteers play a vital role in our work. One of our organisational aims is to recruit more people with disabilities.

About the role

The Dimensions Resourcing Team are putting together a range of videos to support candidates through the recruitment process. With the aim of making Dimensions processes more accessible and increase the number of people we employ with disabilities, we are looking for volunteers to appear in our videos and translate the content using sign language.

The subjects of these videos will include:

Job Descriptions and Person Specifications Step by step guides of the on-boarding process (explaining what is required at each stage and what email communications will be sent).

This is a great opportunity, currently for one project but with the potential to help on further projects in the future if required.

Activities will include:

Using British Sign Language to translate the content of a range of recruitment videos Being filmed and appearing in the videos for our website and intranet pages Travelling to Dimensions offices within your region Working with the resourcing team to understand the content and materials used

About you

We are looking for someone who is:

BSL level 2 qualified Confident to be filmed and appear on Dimensions media pages Keen to learn new skills Reliable and Dependable Friendly and Enthusiastic Passionate about helping people and improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism

What you can expect from Dimensions

We appreciate the generosity of volunteers and wish to support them while volunteering.

You can expect:

An organisation that values volunteers’ individual differences, interests and strengths, and encourages them to express these A welcoming, supportive and positive volunteering atmosphere Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff A comprehensive and personal induction to volunteering and your role Reasonable expenses reimbursed An opportunity to gain real experience in volunteer development and the health and social care sector The first to be involved in our work, for example autism friendly partnerships Gaining experience in marketing, admin, event planning and workshops

Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

If you have any questions about the role, or would like to discuss it in more detail please call our volunteering team on 0300 303 9162, or email us at [email protected]