Director of Operations

Home-based anywhere
£93,600 per annum

Originally established in 1986, SignHealth has been providing services to the deaf community and campaigning for more deaf awareness and better access since then. We have produced ground-breaking reports uncovering health disparities and changed practices in the NHS to reduce the barriers that we face as deaf people in the UK.


We’re looking for a dynamic and strategic leader who brings a strong track record operating at a senior level in social care, the NHS, children and young people’s services or other related fields of operations. You will be experienced in developing or transforming systems, services and ways of working to deliver growth with the skills to coalesce a committed team around this shared goal and build effective relationships with commissioners and wider stakeholders.

About half our staff work directly face-to-face in the delivery of our social care services in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London. The other half of our staff work at home remotely delivering services online, or supporting us all in back office roles. What’s most interesting about us is that about 75% of our staff are deaf people. Unlike many other organisations, we do not face the challenge of high staff turnover and we do not use any agency staff in our work.

Whether deaf or hearing, we are looking for someone who shares our passion for social change, who will understand deaf culture or be open to learning and adapting. Whatever your background, it is important that you bring direct experience of marginalisation and how it is to feel separate to the mainstream.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.