Staffordshire County Council


Stafford, Staffordshire
£32,798- £37,568 per annum
15 Jun 2022
10 Jul 2022
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Location: Office Base: 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2DH – required to work throughout Staffordshire (and surrounds occasionally)


Salary:  £32,798- £37,568 per annum


Essential Car User allowance (fully qualified only)


Contract type: Permanent Hours per week: 37, full time

Part time working can be considered.


About the role


ASSIST has a long history of providing high quality, responsive support for people with sensory impairments in Staffordshire and its surrounds.  The Service is ever moving forward, developing new ideas and ventures whilst maintaining its core values.


This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and forward-thinking British Sign Language (BSL/English) interpreter to work within the ASSIST team.  The Team requires someone who has experience working with a range of deaf people, including those with additional needs such as deafblind/learning difficulties. Working days/times may vary, including out of hours. 


What you’ll bring


You will provide interpreting and translation services for internal and external partners as required in a variety of settings including health, education, and legal/quasi-judicial contexts.  


You will contribute to the delivery of INSET and participate in the mentorship, training, and assessment of others in relation to the development of BSL skills. 


You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in relation to other sensory impairments; deafblind, vision impairment and autism spectrum conditions.


Please note: This job is also open to trainee BSL interpreters who are eligible to be on the NRCPD register. During training, you will receive support and mentoring in order to achieve full registration.  You will be appointed at Grade 8 £27,514 – £31,895 (and certain roles restricted) until full qualification status is achieved.   During training, you will be eligible for Casual Car User allowance.  You will be required to obtain full registration within agreed timescales.


Previous applicants need not apply.










Our benefits


We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.


In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:




  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services) Eye care vouchers Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme Bus and rail travel discounts



How do I apply?


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Closing Date: 10.07.2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed




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Our recruitment process


As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities


As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.




This position is subject to a regular enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.