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Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway Council Offices English Street Dumfries, DG1 2DD
£37,533 - £40,236 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter (Permanent)
£37,533 - £40,236

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a BSL Interpreter to join our Poverty and Inequalities Team.   You will provide a sign language interpreter service and communication support to help deaf and hearing people communicate with each other in a wide variety of situations, working with a range of clients including Elected Members, employees, customers and stakeholders.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has an understanding of working with the Deaf community and Deaf culture. 

You should be qualified to Level 6 in British Sign Language and Interpreting and be registered or eligible to be registered with the relevant professional body - e.g.  the Scottish Register of Language Professionals within Deaf community (SRLDPC) or the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people (NRCPD) as a qualified Sign Language Interpreter. 

A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.

A flexible/ hybrid working approach between home and office is available for this position. 

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council. 
Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident. 

Informal enquiries to: Linsey Little, Development Officer – Poverty and
Inequalities by email: or on 07825 098 907.

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