999 BSL/English Interpreters

999 BSL/English Interpreters




Up to £50k | Fixed hourly rates


Salaried or Independent Contractors



Closing Date:

17 April 2022

The Role:

 We are seeking to recruit qualified BSL/English Interpreters to join the 999 BSL team on a part-time basis. The post-holder will undertake video interpreting duties, giving Deaf people access to the Emergency Services in their first language. We welcome applications from committed and motivated interpreters with experience of interpreting in a variety of domains and with a wide range of Deaf people. Given the possible nature of the calls a high degree of resilience is a necessity. 

If 999 BSL is not for you, we have opportunities for interpreters on our other services too. 

 We have salaried and independent contractor positions available. 

We are focused on building a team that is diverse and represents all the communities that we serve and actively encourage those who identify as a person of colour to apply. 

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 English. 

Experience required:


  • Registered with the NRCPD as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter
  • Three years post qualification experience in a range of domains
  • Enhanced DBS check



  • Experience in video interpreting, though training will be provided
  • Technology comfortable
  • Flexibility in your approach to work
  • Other Sign Language skills an advantage

Person specification:

Staff Offer

  • Regular and reliable income from a monthly salary and the opportunity for overtime
  • First refusal on available shifts
  • Professional support and supervision from an experienced Interpreter
  • Access to free CPD
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Company blue screen
  • Contribution to NRCPD registration (pro rata)
  • A workplace pension
  • Loaned PC and all other IT equipment
  • Contribution to Enhanced DBS costs
  • Access to a Staff Support Scheme
  • Competitive salary of up to £50k (pro rata)
  • Additional bonus per month for working 3 days per week online
  • Joining bonus of £500
  • Paid Sick and Parental/Adoption Leave
  • Paid annual leave of 32 days (including Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days.


Independent Contractor Offer

  • Fixed hourly rate with prompt payment of invoices 
  • Regular shifts, full days and half days
  • Access to low-cost CPD 
  • Company blue screen

Company Benefits:

For ALL interpreters, we offer:

  • Full training and ongoing support from our interpreting supervisors and colleagues
  • A supportive team and working environment
  • Access to a peer support group
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to our experienced IT team when required

Additional info:

Staff to provide

  • Suitable home working environment
  • Fast, reliable broadband connection (min – 5mbps upload)
  • Commitment to minimum 1.5 days per week or equivalent monthly hours


Contractor to provide

  • Suitable home working environment
  • PC that meets our specification
  • Headset, webcam, keyboard and mouse
  • Fast, reliable broadband connection (min – 5mbps upload)
  • Commitment to minimum 4 shifts per month

How to Apply:

 Send CV to interpretwithus@signvideo.co.uk with your covering letter