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Job and Training programme for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people


Working Progress project is here to support unemployed and economically inactive people to move into, or closer to, paid employment.

Deafconnect are  working together in partnership with Commsortia and the university of Northampton to provide holistic support to people across the county. 

The Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project, helping people back onto the path into employment. Working Progress offers rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual

How long will the project run?

The project officially started in October 2016 and is due to be completed by September 2019.

Who is funding the project?

The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme and is funded by European Social Fund with match funding from Big Lottery

Where are we?

Spencer Dallington Community Centre
Tintern Avenue

How to get in contact

Telephone: 01604 589011
Fax: 01604 754529
Office mobile/SMS: 07817 006817
email: general@deafconnect.org.uk
facetime: general@deafconnect.org.uk
Skype: deafconnect

Current Vacancies:

Employment and Training Officer

Deafconnect are looking to expand our Jobclub provision in the Northamptonshire area.

Location: Based at Deafconnect and also working at two locations delivering the Job Training programme.

Hours of work: Part Time (15 hours per week)
Salary: £20,000 per annum (Pro-rata £8,108).

To deliver and develop our employment and training programme (Jobclub) supporting unemployed and economically inactive people to move closer to employment through training, volunteering and work experience or directly into paid employment.

The Client group is adults of all ages, who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or Deafblind, living in Northamptonshire.

This is an ESF and Big Lottery funded, Building Better Opportunities project in partnership with Commsortia and the University of Northampton.

Closing date: 5pm on 24th March 2018
Shortlisting Date: w/c 26th March 2018
Interview date: 6th April 2018

Please click the here for an application pack

Adult Service Officer


Deafconnect are looking to recruit with in our Adult Services Team:

Hours of Work: Part Time (8 hours per week to cover Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 5.30pm and Friday Mornings 9.00am to 1.00pm)

Salary: £17,000 per annum (Pro-rate £3676)

To assist the Service Team Leader in providing a drop in service for adults from across Northamptonshire who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and Deafblind, across a range of needs.

The Client group is adults of all ages, who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or Deafblind, living in Northamptonshire.

Closing date: 5pm on 29th March 2018

Shortlisting date:  w/c 2nd April 2018

Interviews: 6th April 2018  

For an application pack or for more information email: Jenni Dawkins at jenni.dawkins@deafconnect.org.uk, or telephone 01604 589011, or SMS 07817 006817

Adult Services

Deafconnect Adult services offer a wide range of advice, information, support and Advocacy.

It is a confidential service to Deaf and hard of hearing people, their friends , families and carers. We give help with benefits, assistive equipment, social and leisure activities, health and wellbeing, work related issues and Tinnitus.

We have groups who meet at the Centre – The 50+ Deaf group, the Hard of Hearing group and the Tinnitus Support group.

Drop In

Drop in on Wednesday afternoon 2pm – 5pm or Friday Morning – 9.30am – 12.30pm.


We offer the following training:

  • Deaf Awareness Training
  • British Sign Language Level 1
  • British Sign Language Level 2

To find out how to enrol, please contact us

Room Hire at Spencer Dallington Community Centre

We run and manage SDCC.  We can offer rooms at very competitive prices. For more information, please go to www.spencerdallington.org.uk for more information

Children and Families Service

Deafconnect Children and Families service is a confidential service available to all deaf and hard of hearing children and their families in Northamptonshire. The service covers from birth to the age of eighteen.

We host and run 10 activity days throughout the school holidays.

We offer free 6 week family sign language courses for families with deaf or hard of hearing children across Northamptonshire. The sessions are child friendly so children and siblings are welcome along with their extended family.

We also offer free listening support and Advocacy service. We also offer support in Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independent Payment and advice on equipment.

Communication Services

If you require an interpreter, a lip-speaker, DeafBlind manual or Hands on interpreter, please contact us