Working for BID Services
You’ll find people at BID Services are dedicated to their work and believe passionately that their contribution can make a difference to the lives of Deaf people and the other communities that we work with. In fact our work demands a high level of commitment and provides unusual levels of satisfaction.
The first things we look for in people who join us are an understanding of d/Deaf issues, a commitment to equal opportunities, and a desire to achieve the organisation’s mission statement.
We welcome applications from committed and talented people interested in joining BID Services.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
In return, we treat our people well, we believe in work life balance and we offer great benefits to employees.
Competitive Rates of Pay: we understand that financial rewards are just as important for people working in the voluntary sector.
Flexible Retirement Plan: Defined Contribution Scheme : you contribute 3% and bid services match the contribution.
Health Cash Plan Scheme: we provide a Health Cash Plan Scheme at BID Services, employees can claim cash towards dental checkups and treatment, eye sight tests, new glasses, contact lenses and therapy treatments such as physiotherapy and chiropody.
Generous Annual Leave Entitlements: that rewards employees for their length of service with the organisation, and provides 8 bank holidays in addition to contractual annual leave.
Occupational Sick Pay Scheme: that rewards employees for their length of service with the organisation.
Family Friendly Initiatives: we have policies that support flexible working to assist work life balance and for staff with children we also offer the opportunity to purchase child care vouchers in conjunction with Computershare.
Travel: we have a car users scheme that reimburses employees for mileage or we provide travel passes for employees that travel as part of their work and do not drive.
Events: There are oppportunities to make a difference and partake in charity and fun events.
Training, Learning and Development: needs are identified through regular supervision and our Joint Performance Review process. Line managers review progress and are constantly looking for ways to move people on in their careers - whether that's through new responsibilities or high-quality training. All new starters are supported to achieve British Sign Language Levels 1 and 2 and Deaf Awareness training as a core training need. We run a range of management development initiatives and are supportive towards achievement of other professional qualifications according to specific roles.
Investor in People: we gained our accreditation in 2004 and we are dedicated to providing all our staff and volunteers with regular internal and external training and professional development opportunities.
Induction: we have a comperhensive induction that helps our employees to understand the organisaitons principles, values and philosophy.
Career Progression: we nurture our most talented people and recognise they are our key asset. We also encourage staff to progress upwards through the organisation offering secondment opportunities and providing support in personal development plans.
At BID Services, we value our staff and volunteers and we are committed to their development.
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Working within the community, we are looking for interpreters and translators to join a bank of workers on a freelance basis to provide linguistic support to our clients whose first language is not English.
How to apply?
If you are interested in working for BID Services, please download the application pack and all relevant documents below.