About our Employability Service

Available in the following locations:
  • City of Dundee
  • Edinburgh and The Lothians
  • Fife
  • Perth & Kinross

It’s been a busy time for our Employability Service recently and a few positive changes have taken place to enhance our project in the past 6 months.  First of all, we have expanded out from Edinburgh City and we now also cover East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian. We continue to work across Fife, Perth & Kinross and the City of Dundee. As a result of this expansion, we have taken on a new Employability Advisor – Carole Wallace who started with us in January 2018.  Katharine Jackson has also changed roles and is now the Employability Engagement Advisor. These new changes allow us to engage more with employers and to reach out and support more Deaf, deafened, HoH and Deafblind people”.

We support unemployed Deaf, Deafblind, deafened and Hard of Hearing adults over 25 years old with enhancing their chances of successfully getting a job. These include:

– CV writing
– Applying for jobs
– Interview training
– Building self confidence
– Setting employment aims
– Offering drop in clinics
– Engaging with employers

Workshops

Our employability service also delivers a range of workshops including:

– Interview Skills
– Access to Work
– Working with BSL interpreters
– Hearing Awareness
– Building Confidence/Self Esteem
– Keeping Healthy in the Workplace

They will be based in the following three offices:

Edinburgh: Deaf Action’s Head Office, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY

Fife: First Floor, Fife Society for the Blind, Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5EF

Dundee: Ground Floor, Sangobeg House, 4 Francis Street, Dundee, DD3 8HH

If you’d like to refer someone to our service please complete a referral Employability Form 2018

For more information please contact:
Carol McKay, Office Administrator
Phone: 01382 221 124
Text Phone: 01382 227 052
SMS : 07795 338 231
Email: employability@deafaction.org