Freelance Public Service Interpreter

NHS Midlands & Lancashire CSU
£13 - £15 per hour
06 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Freelance Public Service Interpreter

Assignments: Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell and Black Country

Hourly Rate: £13-15 per hour (inclusive of travel & subsistence costs)

Hours: Ad Hoc - Flexible hours between Monday - Sunday between 8.00am - 6.00pm

Bespoke Interpreting Language & Communication Services (BILCS) is recruiting for Freelance Public Service Interpreters who will operate as independent contractors to NHS Midlands & Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU).

Communication presents a major barrier to accessing healthcare for people who have limited ability to communicate in English. Equally, communication difficulties present healthcare professionals with barriers to the delivery of safe, effective, patient focused care. This has substantial implications for health and social care quality, governance and risk management. Poor communication contributes to non-compliance with treatment, disengagement with services, cancelled appointments, repeat hospital admissions, delayed discharge and exposure to litigation for negligence and errors.

With this in mind, the languages that we are currently recruiting are:

- Albanian
- Amharic
- Bulgarian
- Arabic (Female)
- Czech
- Dari
- Farsi - Persian
- Hungarian
- Italian
- Kurdish (Sorani, Southern, Kurmanji, Bhandini)
- Punjabi
- Pushto
- Romanian
- Slovakian
- Somali
- Tamil
- Tigranian
- Turkish

Due to the nature of the role we require a specific gender which would be stated next to the language above.

As a contractor, you will be working with the NHS under terms specified in a Contractor Agreement. Unlike an employee, as an independent contractor you will be called upon as and when required. You will be paid on a freelance basis, as such you will be responsible for your own self-assessment and taxation.

We would like to identify appropriately qualified, trained and/or experienced community interpreters in the range of community languages above.

In order to succeed and be successful, previous experience of being an interpreter is essential. The role will require you to be flexible in your working hours as you will need to be 'on call' for your language with as little as 24 hours notice.

Should you wish to proceed with an application to be an Interpreter, please click the 'apply now' button where you will directed to the BILCS website to complete the application form. Only completed applications via the BILCS website will be accepted.

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