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Career Advocacy

We are passionate about changing some of the perceptions of employers about employing Deaf people and thereby facilitating new employment opportunities in the Deaf community. With a growing network of companies in various sectors, we look for ways to support Deaf people who are looking for work.

Our Career Advocacy Service focuses on you, your goals and working with you to achieve them. With your skills and our connections, let’s see how we can make it happen!

Email us at hello@insignlanguage.co.uk to see how our Career Advocacy Service can support you.

What is included in the Career Advocacy Service?
  • CV Polishing
  • Opportunity alerts related to skill and experience
  • Building professional relationships with employers
  • Reference Validation
  • Assistance with application forms or any other relevant processes for work opportunities
  • Support with administration processes i.e. completing job application forms
  • Support work communication (often with our excellent support team members who are also Deaf)
  • Support with translation of documents from English to BSL and vice versa
  • Professional development: we research and recommend appropriate training opportunities
  • Regular updates regarding your job search
  • Campaign for Deaf Awareness in the workplace, helping to make employers more ‘Deaf Confident’
  • Interview skills and preparation
  • Guidance with professional etiquette and confidence skills
  • On-going support

We follow a careful process and are diligent in ensuring professional relationships with any prospective employers. We will help you to prepare for interviews and offer support as you start work if you need it. We provide continued assistance when asked, so that you have the confidence to be the best you can be at work.

What information do we need from you?

In order to assess your suitability and job match your skills, we will require the following information.

  • UK Driving License (If applicable)
  • National Insurance Cerficiate
  • Passport and proof of Right to Work in the UK
  • Proof of home address dated within the most the last three month (e.g. utility bills or bank statement)
  • References (personal and professional/previous employers (if applicable))
  • Relevant academic and training qualifications

These requirements will be discussed in the initial meeting to determine your suitability for our service.

Is this Service free?

We receive no public funding so there is a small cost to this service. Rest assured that in return, our team work hard to ensure they provide a service that is designed just for you and gets you exactly what you want… a new and rewarding job!

Fees vary so please email us at hello@insignlanguage.co.uk and we can discuss the best package of support for you.

Do you provide Communication Support?

Absolutely! From the very start!

Will my information be kept secure?

We take confidentiality extremely seriously so any confidential information relating to your finances, whether you are an employer, employee or applicant, shall not passed onto a third party or improperly used.

InSignLanguage will comply with all applicable laws, including without limitation, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Intellectual Property Rights. InSignLanguage does not share any personal details with third parties. The purpose of holding any personal information is to find suitable employment for clients and to facilitate continued support.