Staffordshire County Council

British Sign Language Interpreter

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Stafford, Staffordshire
£32,798- £37,568 per annum
11 Jul 2022
14 Aug 2022
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Job title: British Sign Language Interpreter


Do you have experience of working with Deaf people in education and the community?


If so, we have an opportunity for a British Sign Language (BSL/English) interpreter to work with us in the ASSIST team.  


This is a permanent, full-time role, but we would welcome applications from individuals looking for part-time work.


We would also welcome applications from trainee BSL interpreters - we will provide support and mentoring during your training in order for you to achieve full registration



About the role


Location: 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2DH – required to work throughout Staffordshire (and surrounds occasionally)


Salary:  £32,798- £37,568 per annum, plus benefits


As part of the role, you will provide interpreting and translation services for internal and external partners in a variety of settings including health, education, and legal/quasi-judicial contexts.  You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in relation to other sensory conditions including deafblind, vision impairment and autism spectrum condition




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




ASSIST supports flexible working hours and hybrid working, which can be discussed further at interview.




As well as the benefits Staffordshire County Council offers (see ‘our benefits’ section below), the ASSIST team works locally (Staffordshire and surrounding areas), and provides access to CPD opportunities, experienced and supportive colleagues, NRCPD membership, peer mentoring and professional supervision.  Qualified Interpreters who share in the out of hours rota are also entitled to essential car user allowance. 




What you’ll bring to the role



You will have:

  • Experience of working with Deaf people (young people and adults)
  • Experience of working in education and the community
  • Computer literacy skills and experience / awareness in the use of specialist access technology
  • Excellent communication skills



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.




Our benefits


We recognise that it is our employees who 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:


  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • 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: 14.08.2022
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 backgrounds 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.