Posted 3 months ago

Job Title:                TRANSCRIPTION OFFICER: BRAILLE (ASI65)

Salary:                    SCP 7-11 ( £19,554 – £21,166 FTE)

Hours:                    30 – 37 hours per week, term time only + 15                                        days during College holidays.
                                [pro rata £14,318 – £15,499 (30hr),  up to                                            £17,659 –  £19,115 (37hr)].

Closing Date:       4pm, Wednesday 1 April 2020


W/C 20 April 2020

Purpose of the Job:

We are seeking Transcription Officer who will provide Braille support to the whole College community, as well as help launch and promote external Braille services.
Knowledge and experience of using Braille is essential.

Main Tasks:

  1. To produce high quality braille resources for the College community including students, staff, parents and Governors.
  2. To be a key player in promoting and delivering braille services to external clients.
  3. To proof read and correct Braille materials produced by colleagues.
  4. To prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  5. To liaise with staff, students and external clients with regard to braille services.
  6. To train staff and volunteers in Braille layout and production according to the rules of Unified English Braille Second Edition.
  7. To induct NCW new starters as part of overall College induction.
  8. To produce high quality Braille in DXB, BRF and other formats as required.
  9. To enable students to gain quality work experience within the Transcription department.
  10. To learn new software applications and upgrade when appropriate.
  11. To work with the Assistant Principal: Business and Finance to continually improve the department and complete the Department Improvement plan.
  12. To work with Head of Braille and the Outreach department on delivering training to external individuals and organisations.
  13. To attend departmental meetings.
  14. To do other tasks within the Transcription Department according to sight/ability.
  15. To adhere to NCW’s Policies and Procedures.
  16. To ensure all Legal and Health & Safety requirements are met.
  17. Any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post and under the reasonable direction of the Principal.

Equal Opportunities Statement:

NCW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is conditional on an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.

Safeguarding Children:

NCW is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of students at the College.  You are responsible for adhering to the College’s policies on Child Protection and for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people you come into contact with.

Annual review:

This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the post holder.  It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of NCW in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties.

This document is to be read in the context of NCW Statement of Purpose, NCW Equal Opportunities Statement, and agreed policies of the NCW and the Conditions of Service as outlined in the individual employee’s contract.


All criteria are essential unless otherwise stated.

  1. To be competent in the Unified English Braille literary code (knowledge of other codes, for instance Maths, Science etc, would be advantageous).
  2. To be competent in the use of the Duxbury Braille translation programme.
  3. To be able to proof read and pay attention to detail.
  4. The ability to be creative and adapt work.
  5. To produce Braille to a high quality standard.
  6. To be competent in Microsoft Word.
  7. To be competent in Microsoft Outlook.
  8. To be competent in the use of a PC.
  9. To have a dynamic, pleasant and positive attitude.
  10. To be able to prioritise, organise work effectively and work to deadlines while under pressure.
  11. To be able to work both as part of a team and individually.

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