BSL interpreter

More information on how to become a BSL interpreter.

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

At a glance

Role

BSL interpreter

Location

Ulster University; Student Wellbeing

Rate of pay

£20 per hour (level four) £30 per hour (Level five)

Purpose of role

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


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.

Personal qualities

Educational and professional qualifications

Essential

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

Desirable

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

Previous experience/ training

Essential

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

Desirable

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

Job-related achievements

Essential

  • 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

Essential

  • 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

Essential

  • Flexibility over working hours
  • Application form

Desirable

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