Job Vacancies at Reading Deaf Centre September 2023 (Updated November 2023)


Reading Deaf Centre is a long-established charity, based in modern premises which promotes independence and equality of opportunity for Deaf people living in the communities of Reading, Wokingham and surrounding area.


We are looking to recruit for a position, although if a suitable candidate with all the relevant skills is available, there is the possibility it could suit one person.


Part time Centre Co-ordinator to deal with the utilities and other bills for the Centre, ensuring costs are managed to tight budgets.


To promote the Centre and room hire facilities, liaise with Centre Tenants.


Assist with completing fund raising applications and reviewing policy documentation.


The successful candidate should ideally have a minimum level 4 BSL or appropriate experience and English skills, with the ability to work independently.


Whilst the Information Office is open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm. We are looking to at least cover the remainder of the week, with 3 days at 3.5 hours per day.



When the Information Officer is on leave or absent due to sickness, we would hope the successful candidates would be flexible with their hours to provide temporary cover.


The starting salary is negotiable and will be based on an hourly rate between

£13 – £18 per hour, dependant on experience and qualifications.


A detailed job description outlining the various duties is available on request.



Please apply by email to with a copy of your CV.




Peter and the Wolf – 13th, 14th and 20th August / 11am and 1pm

Location: The Garden Glade near Waterperry’s Lily Pond – Oxford
Duration: 30 minutes

Peter and the Wolf will introduce children to classical instruments through vibrant storytelling, dance and spoken word. Performances will take place in Waterperry Gardens immersing families in the beauty of nature and also integrates BSL performer Paul Whittaker into the storytelling  

Performing on the 13th, 14th and 20th at 11am and 1pm for more information on this exciting show click here –

Waterperry Opera Festival would like to offer BSL individuals, and their families a 25% discount on tickets to Peter and the Wolf!

Just add the code Wolf25  before selecting your ticket at the checkouts.

(click on ‘Enter Promo Code’ which is above the ticket selection).


Licensing of new chaplain Hannah

We are pleased to welcome our new chaplain for the Deaf in Oxford Diocese, Rev Dr Hannah Lewis.

Hannah is herself deaf and signs well. She has written books, one called  ‘Deaf Liberation Theology’, about Deaf culture in the church, deaf theology rooted in their own history and culture. She was awarded her MA at Cambridge and her PhD doctorate at Birmingham University.

Hannah’s licensing took place at Reading Deaf Centre on 13th February at 2pm, attended by Bishop Steven and members of ODCD, with two interpreters.  Fifty invitations were sent out, almost all accepted. It was a joyful service and Hannah showed us her skill in BSL when she signed a hymn.

Refreshments were prepared by Caron Jones and Ray Lee, carefully wrapped in individual bags as a precaution. against covid.