About our Employability Service

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

Are you aged 25+ and looking for a job?

Do you live in the city of Dundee or Edinburgh, Perth & Kinross or Fife?

Then our new Employability Service is for you!

Deaf Action has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to set up and run an Employability service until 2020.

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Mark McMillan and Katharine Jackson, our 2 new Employability Advisors, are here to support deaf* adults who are currently out of work. They will assist individuals with increasing their present skills and abilities to enhance their chances of successfully getting a job. Although, Mark and Katharine are unable to find people employment directly, they will help with a number of different activities including:

  • CV writing
  • Job applications
  • Interview training
  • Building self confidence
  • Setting realistic employment aims
  • Offering drop-in clinics
  • Delivering workshops
  • Linking people with deaf peer mentors
  • Engaging with employers

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

** Please note that specific days and times will be confirmed within the near future.

See the full Q&A session below in BSL and with subtitles.

If you’d like to refer someone to our service please complete a referral form below or
email: employability@deafaction.org

Employability Referral Form

If you would like more information, please contact Carol Mackay, Office Administrator on: Telephone: 01382 221 124; Text: 01382 227 052; Mobile: 07795 338 231; Email: cmckay@deafaction.org