We are seeking to recruit a fully qualified BSL/English Interpreter to join the forward-thinking, innovative interpreting team in Islington. You will be expected to work on average, 17.5 hours per week across Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesday's.
The postholder will undertake a variety of interpreting assignments across the Local Authority, the health service and other services within the borough and surrounding areas.
Due to the current situation, these bookings may be via in-person or remote interpreting.
We welcome applications from committed and motivated BSL/English Interpreters with experience of interpreting in a variety of domains and settings and with a wide range of Deaf people.
You will join an established, committed and dynamic staff team, which currently consists of a Team Manager, three other part time Interpreters and three service co-ordinators.
The service is not an agency and its focus is on meeting the communication needs of the Deaf community in Islington and the surrounding area.
You are expected to have sound knowledge of issues relating to the Deaf community and a clear understanding of the role of a BSL/English Interpreter. You must also have a willingness to continue professional development and an excellent command of written and spoken English.
You must be eligible to register with the NRCPD as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter.
We can offer you:
Professional support and supervision from a manager who is an RSLI with over 25 years’ experience
Regular peer supervision sessions
A supportive team and working environment
Generous annual leave entitlement
Access to professional training and development opportunities
Employee benefits that are open to all Council staff such as pension.
Closing date: Sunday 17th October 2021 at 23:59.
Interview date: Thursday 4 November 2021
This advert closes on Sunday 17 Oct 2021
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