News - 09 September 2015

Hearing charity seeks educational specialist

A hearing charity which received a substantial grant from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is looking to hire a specialist teacher, to further aid the people who use its facilities.

In April (2015) The Ear Foundation charity opened the £700,000 ‘Sherman Centre’ (pictured below) at its headquarters in Lenton, Nottingham, to extend its facilities to help deaf children and adults with the latest hearing technologies. The project received £120,000 from D2N2’s Unlocking Investment for Growth (UI4G) programme.

It is expected that the new facility will eventually triple the number of people the charity can help (rising to 3,500 annually), double its amount of professional training, and create new staff jobs and safeguard others. In June of 2015 The Ear Foundation won the Medilink ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ for its new Sherman Centre facility.

Ear Foundation - Official opening 3

The Ear Foundation’s new Sherman Centre, opened in April of this year (2015) thanks to the help of a £700,000 D2N2 UI4G Grant

The Ear Foundation is now advertising for a Teacher of the Deaf; which will involve developing and contributing to its expanding Education Programme, including the development of paper-based and online resources as well as supporting both the families of deaf children, young people and adults and the professionals who work with them.

The £36,000 a year post is described by the charity as “ideal for someone who enjoys the challenges of a varied and exciting job that will use a variety of both their teaching, learning and interpersonal skills.”

Applicants for the post must have a degree or equivalent qualification as a teacher of the deaf, as well as being up-to-date about the latest hearing technologies, in particular Cochlear Implants.

Full details of the above role are on The Ear Foundation’s website at

Further information can be obtained from the charity’s Chief Executive, Dr Sue Archbold, on 0115 942 1985, or by emailing

Media requiring more information about the work of the D2N2 LEP can contact Sam Burbage, D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Apprentice on 01159 578254, or by emailing  

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