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Service Co-ordinator - Sign Language Interpreting Service

Scale 6 £26,865 - £28,440 p.a. pro rata

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Housing and Adult Social Services
Scale 6 £26,865 - £28,440 p.a. pro rata
Part time - 17.5 hours per week
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222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR
Scale 6 £26,865 - £28,440 p.a. pro rata
05/06/2018 23:59

We are seeking to recruit a part time Service Co-ordinator to join the forward-thinking, innovative sign language interpreting team in Islington.

You will join an established, committed and dynamic staff team, which consists of a Team Manager, 4 part-time Interpreters and two other Service Co-ordinators.

The Sign Language interpreting service aims to provide the best possible interpreting service to Deaf people accessing council, NHS and other local services and experiences very heavy demand.

You will be responsible for dealing with booking requests from Deaf and hearing customers via telephone, email, SMS, video call and face to face, arranging the appointments and managing the diaries of in-house and freelance Sign Language Interpreters. You will also be responsible for financial functions of the service, such as raising and paying invoices, maintaining income and expenditure spreadsheets, and producing statistics regarding service activity.

Your proven co-ordination and administrative experience, ability, willingness, flexibility and hands-on approach will allow you to confidently manage the day-to-day duties of this role.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and flexible person, with excellent communication and time management skills, who is able to manage their own workload and is an effective team player.

You will have proven previous co-ordination or administrative experience, preferably within a Local Authority setting, with excellent IT skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.

You will possess a minimum of Signature Level 2 in British Sign Language and have a good knowledge of the communication needs of Deaf people.

Closing Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 23:59
Interview date: Wednesday 27 June 2018

Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Debbie Conway on 020 7527 3396 or via email at

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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