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Casual Interpreter and Translator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the team we are recruiting to

The Education Entitlement Service (EES) strives to deliver outstanding services for our customers, predominately the children of Coventry, who may be requiring access to education or alternative education provision. We ensure vulnerable children are appropriately supported; have a voice, that hopefully leads to their high achievement and excellent progress.

The EES is made up of a diverse range of teams all working together to recognise, support and apply innovative solutions to address the growing issues in relation to trying to educate some of our most vulnerable pupils in schools. 

The Coventry Interpretation and Translation Unit (CITU) support professionals by providing an impartial high-quality interpretation and translation service to people whose first language is not English or who have a sensory impairment.

What is the job role?

Casual Interpreters/Translators - We are only looking for applications from candidates who are able to offer face to face interpretation within Coventry. All COVID guidelines are adhered to. 

Coventry Interpretation and Translation Unit (CITU) maintains a casual register of people with linguistic skills to support service users whose first language is not English.

If you are fluent in Bosnian, Cantonese, Czech/Slovak, Kurdish, Lingala, Lithuanian, Mirpuri, Oromo, Romanian, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Twi, Urdu, Uzbeki, or Vietnamese languages, both written and verbal, have a good command of English and are available during office hours and occasionally out of office hours to work on an ad hoc basis then you are invited to apply to join the Sessional Register of Interpreters/Translators.

You will be paid at £10.62 per hour plus travel time. Qualified Interpreters will be paid at a higher rate of £11.50.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

Candidates must possess a minimum degree level or equivalent qualification, the DPSI (Diploma in Public Service Interpreting) is desirable or an equivalent qualification will be given preference.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date(s):25th, 26th and 27th January 2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city - Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

Coventry City Council

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