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Early Years Family Programme Assistant

The Ear Foundation have an exciting post available working within our family programme for 15 hours per week. 

We are looking for a dynamic enthusiastic early years family programme assistant.

You need:

  • Experience and enjoy working with young children and their families – understanding the child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.
  • Some experience of hearing loss and/or special needs education or a willingness to learn about this area.
  • Patience, tolerance, energy and a sense of fun.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Some computer skills including word processing, email, database, social media (i.e. Facebook)

Please click here to read the full job description: Early Years Family Programme.pdf

For more information please email or for an application form please email

Closing date will be Friday 9th November 2018 

Interviews will be scheduled soon after. 


The Ear Foundation is seeking up to 2 new Trustees with a range of skills and experiences that meet the organisation’s needs for strong governance and are able to devote the time required to play their role effectively.

The skills sought

  • A wearer/user of hearing aids, or;
  • A parent of a young child who uses hearing technologies
  • Financial Management
  • Business acumen
  • Strategic business development
  • Advocacy, policy development and understanding of a range of deaf issues
  • Media and communications

Trustees will be required to:

  • Ensure the effective, efficient administration and financial stability of The Ear Foundation.
  • Provide governance and aspiration for The Ear Foundation, ensuring delivery in line with its business plan and strategic objectives.
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for The Ear Foundation
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ensure that the Board has put in place satisfactory systems of control in respect of legal, operational and financial risk management.
  • Be available at times outside of board meetings for sub-committees as required.

Time Commitment:

Trustees join the Board with an initial 5 year commitment, which can be renewed. The Ear Foundation’s Board meets 4-5 times per year, generally at the company’s base  in Nottingham, NG7 2FB in the evenings. Board members are expected to also attend the Annual General Meeting.

Other time commitments will include ongoing liaison with the Chair of the Board (generally by phone or email), attending key events, championing the charity in external networks and developing influential partnerships.

Further Information:

If you would like an informal discussion about the position then please call our CEO, Mel Gregory on 0115 9421985 or email via

This role is unpaid.

A Trustee job description can be viewed here: Job description - Trustee March 2017.pdf