Deaf-initely Women brings deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind women together.

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Work and Volunteer with us

We always need volunteers to help us run our activities and workshops. Find out more about volunteering opportunities and work opportunities.

Deaf-initely Women is supported by deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing volunteers. Many of the activities would not be possible without our volunteers.

Volunteer with us!

There are so many ways you can help deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing women in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Here are some examples, you could:
– share your experiences or knowledge with other deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing women in a group or one to one.
– befriend other deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing women
– provide admin support in our office
– help with home visits
– help our staff and events
– help with fundraising

We always need help spreading the word about Deaf-initely women in the local community.
We also need you to raise deaf awareness generally.
If you want to get involved in any of these activities, please contact us.



Job Vacancies

Deaf-initely Women operates a domestic abuse service across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for deaf female victims/survivors. We are looking to expand our team of dedicated staff by recruiting 2 Personal Navigational Support workers (PNSW):

Post 1 – £17,892.80 for 28 hours a week (4 days a week), fixed-term until 31.3.25, covering Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Post 2 – £11,183.00 for 17.5 hours a week (3 days a week), fixed-term for 12 months, covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and surrounding areas.

The PNSWs will:

  • Manage a caseload of victims/survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Be deaf and able to sign fluently in British Sign Language.
  • Provide 1:1 support, undertake risk assessments, develop individual safety & support plans, and assist with accessing relevant support services.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to bring about positive conclusions for the victims/survivors.
  • Attend meetings and maintain multi-agency relationships.
  • Be required to adhere to statutory protocols and procedures.
  • Be a positive ambassador for Deaf-initely Women ensuring services are delivered to the highest of standards.

This vacancy is open to deaf women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

Download the job application pack here (Please indicate which post(s) you’re interested in):

  • Post 1 28 hours a week Nottingham/shire
  • Post 2 17.5 hours a week Derby/shire.

Deadline: Monday 8th January 2024, 12 noon.

Interviews: Wednesday 17th January 2024. Please note that the date cannot be rearranged.



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