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BSL Interpreter
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/19076/4977
  • Published: Tue 15/10/2019, 13:55 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/11/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,660 - £33,842 per annum, pro-rata for term-time
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Quadrant Court Woking, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ, Surrey

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BSL Interpreter

£28,147 per annum pro-rata to £30,660 for 36 hours per week, across 42 weeks per year (term-time) based at Quadrant Court, Woking.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.

About the role

Physical & Sensory Support (PSS) is a county- wide team which sits in the Children, Schools and Families Directorate. PSS uses specialist knowledge to support children and young people (C&YP), ranging from 0-25 years with physical and/or sensory impairment (PSI) and through the PSS Post 16 team those over 16 years of age in colleges and universities.

PSS P16 Team consists of approximately 30 support staff, including student support workers (SSWs), BSL interpreters and four advisory teachers for sensory impairment. The wider PSS team include qualified teachers of the deaf and visually impaired, audiology technicians and deaf instructors.

Although you will be based at Surrey CC office (Woking), this is mostly a peripatetic role, providing interpreting to a variety of clients in a range of settings (including schools, colleges, universities) in and around Surrey.

The Role

To facilitate sign language interpreting assignments, including high level BSL/SSE to English skills and English to BSL/SSE, on behalf of PSS (Physical and Sensory Support).

You will provide interpreting support to deaf and hearing PSS staff to facilitate service delivery. This will include accompanying deaf colleagues to visits at different settings (including schools) around Surrey in order to interpret (BSL/SSE/English) as required. You will also be providing support to students with complex physical and/or sensory impairment to access Further and Higher Education courses.

Part of the role will include providing support to department colleagues and undertaking relevant project work during non-contact time, as agreed with the head of department.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Current registration with NRCPD as a fully qualified or trainee British Sign Language interpreter (RSLI / TSLI)
  • Experience of working with deaf people, particularly within education
  • An ability to interpret accurately between BSL and English
  • Flexibility to travel during the day to cover the interpreting requirements of the service, with use of your own car for business purposes

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact James Fitzgerald by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 1st November 2019.

Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of November.