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British Sign Language / English Interpreter

P01 £34,299 - £35,772 p.a pro rata

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Housing and Adult Social Services
P01 £34,299 - £35,772 p.a pro rata
Part time 17.5 hours per week
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222 Upper Street
P01 £34,299 - £35,772 p.a. pro rata
24/02/2019 23:59

Fully qualified British Sign Language / English Interpreter 

17.5 hours per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Wednesdays)

We are seeking to recruit a fully qualified BSL/English Interpreter to join the forward-thinking, innovative interpreting team in Islington.

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.

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 23 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

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Debbie Conway, Team Manager, on 020 7527 3396.

Closing date: Sunday 24 February 2019 at 23:59
Interview date: Thurs 21 March 2019

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.

To apply for this position please follow the link below and use the online application process

Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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