16 Mar

Sign Language Interpreter Job Opportunity

In-house Interpreter: Northern Ireland

The Role

Location:Contract:Salary:Hours:Closing Date:
Home-basedSalaried£35k to £50kPart-time/Full-time£35k to £50k

We are delighted to deliver communication services for the Framework Agreement for all Public Bodies in Northern Ireland (NI) and be the sole provider of communication professionals with Deaf people across Northern Ireland for all Health and Social Care (HSC) appointments.

In addition to working with freelance interpreters across Northern Ireland to fulfil the supply of these contracts, we are seeking to appoint in-house interpreters to work with us at SLi and SignVideo. This is a blended model of provision that SLi currently has in Scotland which serves the community well in ensuring a flexible provision of communication services for Deaf people in remote and face-to-face appointments.

The Role

The main role of successful applicants is to provide BSL/English interpreting in a variety of face-to-face domains and settings. In addition to this, there will be a requirement to interpret for remote sessions for Deaf people in Northern Ireland and to support our VRS services on SignVideo as part of an established, committed and dynamic staff team.

All applicants are expected to have a sound knowledge of issues relating to the Deaf community and a clear understanding of the role of a BSL/English Interpreter and be registered with either NRCPD or RBSLI as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter.

Our offer

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Access to more than 24 hours of free CPD
  • Loaned PC and all other equipment
  • 32 days annual leave, rising to 33 days after 2 years
  • Full paid sick leave
  • A joining bonus of £200
  • Option of a workplace pension
  • Contribution to registration fees and criminal records checks
  • Option of free private health care
  • A supportive work environment
  • Relevant Life Plan
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Referral Scheme

In addition, we provide opportunities for training, professional support and supervision, and career development, including identification of any individual skills and expertise that could be contributed to the team and the company.

What will you need?

  • A suitable home working environment
  • A fast, reliable broadband connection (min – 5mbps upload/download)
  • An ability to work a minimum of 1.5 days per week or equivalent monthly hours.
  • A valid driving licence and access to a car for travel to assignments

We are committed to building a team that is diverse and represents all the communities that we serve and actively encourage those who identify as interpreters of colour to apply, as they are currently underrepresented within the company.

For an informal discussion, or to request more information regarding the role and what is involved, please contact us on ukrecruitment@sorenson.com

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