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If you are interested in helping the University by becoming a BSL interpreter please read the information below.

At a glance


BSL interpreter


Ulster University; Student Wellbeing

Rate of pay

£40 per hour

Purpose of role

To provide interpretation for students using British Sign Language (BSL).

  • Main Duties

    Main duties

    1. To attend classes, assessments and meetings on campus and provide accurate interpretation for students using British Sign Language.
    2. Liaise with Students and staff to ensure that clear and accurate interpretation of the lecture/meeting/assessment is provided to the student.
    3. Provide within agreed time-frames, progress reports and associated documentation in consultation with the student and the Register of Support Providers.
    4. Ensure that electronic time-sheets are completed on a regular basis and by key dates as advised by the Register of Support Providers.
    5. Maintain confidential records, including an electronic record of all contact with students and take into consideration the safeguarding of these, whilst adhering to the requirements of Data Protection legislation in Northern Ireland.
    6. Comply with the University’s equal opportunities policy and promote equal opportunity in all aspects of the role.
    7. Comply with the University’s health and safety policies whilst on campus.
    8. Maintain an up to date knowledge of relevant legislative developments and best practice within the post-16 education sector in relation to support for disabled students.
    9. Maintain professional competence, status and memberships of professional bodies.
  • Education and Experience

    Educational and Experience


    • Educated to A Level or equivalent NVQ Level 4 BSL or ISL or equivalent
    • Application and qualification documentation


    • Membership of ASLI (Association of Sign Language Interpreters), or other relevant professional body or association
    • Application and qualification documentation

    Previous experience/ training


    • Considerable experience of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation on a one to one basis
    • Application and interview


    • Experience of providing BSL support in an educational environment
    • Application and interview

    Job-related achievements


    • Evidence of the ability to be able to provide clear and accurate BSL interpretation in a variety of settings.
    • Application and Interview

    Inter-personal skills


    • Ability to communicate with students on a one to one basis using exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • An understanding of the responsibilities associated with maintaining confidentiality and an awareness of the requirements under data protection legislation
    • Application and Interview

    Other factors


    • Flexibility over working hours
    • Application form


    • All successful candidates will be expected to complete an Access NI (Enhanced disclosure) check.