Sessional Language Interpreters

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£20 per hour 
11 Oct 2019
31 Mar 2020
Contract Type

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 - as this is an essential aspect to the criteria.

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 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

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. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.,