Sessional Language Interpreters

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£20 per hour 
11 Mar 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Organisation: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Reference: REC/16/00415

Salary Details: £20 - £20  

Additional Allowances: N/A

Location Postcode: SE18 6HQ

Job Term and Hours per Week: Sessional; Various Casual work

Closing Date: 28 September 2019    

Sessional Language Interpreters - £20 per hour 

Are you a qualified Interpreter, Translator? 

Do you have experience of working as an Interpreter or Translator?  

At the moment we require language interpreters in the following languages:

Bengali, British Sign Language, Gujarati, Lithuanian, Oromo, Twi, Somali, Portugese, Krio, Kurdish, Latvian, Lingala, Luganda, Romanian, Soninke, Tigrinian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

You can still apply if your language is not listed as our demands constantly change.

Please specify in your application form which language(s) you currently interpret.

The Royal Greenwich Interpreting Service (RGIS) provides face to face language interpreters, British sign language (BSL) interpreters and the translation of documents as required to enable residents to access local health services and services provided by the Council. 

The RGIS is a confidential service that can help to ensure that non-English speaking clients and patients receive equal access to council services and local health services. RGIS aims to provide interpreting and translation in most languages taking into accounts the local population demographics. We cover up to 102 languages spoken in the borough.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Considerable amount of experience in public service interpreting and translation.
  • A recognised qualification in Interpreting and Translation to a minimum level of Community Interpreting level 3.
  • Experience of working with Health or Social Care professionals is desirable and other areas of expertise such as medical and legal interpreting are certainly an advantage. 

This is an open advertisement and interviews will be held at regular times throughout the year. 

When applying for this role, please be aware you will need to provide your certificate at interview stage if shortlisted. 

For further information about the post: Please contact Balvinder Ghag or Klarita Canaj, Royal Greenwich Interpreting Service Joint Team Managers (Tel no: 020 8921 3927) (Tel no: 020 8921 3926)

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS.