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BSL level 2 qualified? Support us to increase the accessibility of our recruitment processes

Translation volunteer needed for Dimensions in RG7

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 the accessibility of our recruitment processes to people experiencing hearing loss.

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

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.

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 volunteering@dimensions-uk.org

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Ceri Dixon, Volunteer Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0300 303 9162
Location address line 1
Dimensions Building
Line 2
1430 Arlington Business Park
Line 3
Theale
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG7 4SA

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few times a year
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
This will be ad hoc as videos are requested
Task type?
Translation
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedLeaderGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCreativeCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Available on our e learning portal
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Dedicated Volunteer Team
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
As agreed in advance with manager
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
8 January 2019

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