BSL/English Interpreters

BSL/English Interpreters

Location:

Remote-based

Salary:

Up to £50k | Fixed hourly rates

Contract:

Salaried or Independent Contractors

Hours:

Part-time or freelance hours

Closing Date:

Ongoing

The Role:

 We are seeking to recruit qualified BSL/English Interpreters to join our forward-thinking interpreting team on a part time basis. The post holder will undertake video interpreting duties and join an established, committed and dynamic staff team, which currently consists of a Director of Interpreting, six interpreter supervisors, and a growing team of video interpreters across the United Kingdom. 

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 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. 

Experience required:

Essential:

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

 

Desirable:

  • 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/SRLPDC/RBSLI 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