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British Sign Language Policy Officer – Equality Unit – Scottish Government

Hours: 15 hrs per week
Period: March – October 2017
Salary: £34,919 pro rata (Part-time)

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The Equality Unit is seeking to recruit a part-time policy officer to support the consultation on the BSL draft National Plan, and to assist in finalising the BSL National Plan for publication. The post is for 15 hours per week and will run from 1 March until 31 October 2017. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated bilingual person, with a high level of skill in both BSL and written English.

You will need to demonstrate that you have skills and experience in qualitative analysis, including the ability to organise and theme qualitative data.

You will also need to demonstrate that you have an understanding of policy making.

We particularly welcome applications from experienced Deaf candidates.

Specific tasks include:

  • working alongside Scottish Government analysts to ensure that consultation responses submitted in BSL are accurately reflected in the analysis (this will include providing English summaries of BSL responses).
  • working alongside Scottish Government policy officers to provide BSL expertise in the creation of the final BSL national plan – both in terms of content, and accessibility of the output.

You will be managed by Hilary Third, Equality Policy Manager, who has policy responsibility for co-ordinating the development of the first BSL National Plan. The team is located in Victoria Quay, Edinburgh.

If you are interested in the post, please email your CV and a supporting statement in English to by midnight on Friday 3 February 2017.

Interviews will be held in BSL, on Friday 24 February 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland.