We are a diverse organisation, our staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds and all bring a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge; we really value this. We aim to be known as the employer of choice for Deaf people and hearing people. We know that Deaf people face barriers every day and we are passionate about breaking down those barriers. Currently 47% of our staff are Deaf (January 2018). Our recruitment practices are sensitive to the needs of Deaf people.

We guarantee an interview to all candidates who are Deaf or who have a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 and who meet the minimum job requirements.

We have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status by the Department of Work and Pensions. This quality mark demonstrates that we support the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

We work hard to support Deaf people to gain and keep employment. If you would like to know more about our work in this area, please click here.

RAD is an equal opportunities employer.

Please click on the links below for Equal Opportunities Policy, Recruitment Policy and our Employment of Ex-offenders Policy.



Current jobs


Community Fundraising Volunteers

Group Fundraising Volunteers

 (Most of our current community fundraising is in the East of England and London)

 Hours are flexible

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity to volunteer with a forward thinking organisation that can offer a variety of opportunities? Why not become a Fundraising Volunteer at the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) and make a real difference to people’s lives?

We are looking for enthusiastic people in a variety of locations who are interested in supporting our many fundraising events and activities throughout the year, including:

Community Events → Supermarket Collections → Awareness Raising Visits

All we need from you is a positive attitude, your commitment to our vision and some of your time.

Have fun, meet new people and learn more about our organisation, whilst at the same time raising money so that we can deliver more services to Deaf people and their families.

We are also looking for volunteers to set up their very own fundraising groups – why not organise your own fundraising event to raise money. Another great opportunity to meet new people and learn about the world of fundraising.

Full support and training will be provided for all volunteers. These posts are subject to two satisfactory references.

Fundraising Group Volunteer Role Specification July 2018 final

Community Fundraising Volunteer Role Specification July 2018 final

Volunteer Application Form RAD 2018

RAD is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Applications will need to be returned by email to or posted to Addressee only, Sarah Brock, RAD, Century House South, Riverside Office Centre, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1RE. Tel: 0300 688 2525 (voice phone), 0300 688 2527 (Text phone)

Closing date for applications: Ongoing