Job Title: INTERPRETERS / Translators (legal Law Police Courts)
Location: United Kingdom
Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time/Contractual
Salary: Up to £30,000
Bilingual, Trilingual, Multilingual, Language, Translator, Translating, Interpreter, Interpreting, Interpretation Fluent, Fluency will also be considered for this role.”
Akan,Albanian (Kosovo)Albanian Algerian Amharic Arabic (Classical/North African) Arabic (Modern Standard)
Bengali Bilen Bosnian Bulgarian Cantonese Croatian Czech Dari (Afghan) Dutch English (Pidgin) Estonian Farsi
Filipino French (Congolese) French German Greek Gujarati Hindi Hungarian Indonesian Italian Korean Kurdish (Bahdini) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Sorani) Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Mandarin Mirpuri Oromo (Central)
Pashto (Afghanistan) Pashto (Pakistan) Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Portuguese Potowari (Pahari) Punjabi, Eastern (India) Punjabi, Western (Pakistan) Roma Romanian Romany Russian Serbian Shona Sinhala Slovak Somali Spanish
Swahili (Congo) Swahili Sylheti Tagalog Tamil Thai Tigre Tigrinya Turkish Twi Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Yoruba
We are actively recruiting interpreters who are vetted and qualified to work within the police sector for the provision of carrying out interpreting and translation services. Due to the broad nature of the assignments within the police each interpreter is required to be vetted to the highest level.
Interpreters will work in the following settings:
- Criminal justice proceedings, known as public service interpreting (PSI), including police and probation service interviews, court hearings, solicitor interviews, arbitration hearings and immigration tribunals;
- Community-based events and assignments within the education, health and social services sectors.
- Assimilating speakers’ words quickly, including jargon and acronyms;
- Building up specialist vocabulary banks;
- Writing notes to aid memory;
- Using microphones and headsets;
- Preparing paperwork – considering agendas before meetings, or lectures and speeches when -received in advance;
- Using the internet to conduct research;
- Organising workload and liaising with internal departments, agencies and employers;
- Working to a professional code of ethics covering confidentiality and impartiality.
SKILLS, INTERESTS AND QUALITIES
To be a police interpreter you should have:
- Fluency in one or more foreign languages;
- Excellent command of your native language and a clear speaking voice;
- An understanding of the way other languages are used by native speakers, for example informal speech and slang;
- Excellent concentration and the ability to think quickly;
- Knowledge of the field in which you are interpreting, for example politics, economics, or trade;
- Confidence for interpreting in public integrity and a sense of responsibility.
- Excellent command of English and the other language(s) into which you may interpret;
- Knowledge of at least one additional language for freelance interpreting and two or ideally more for a staff position in conference interpreting;
- Skills to interact well with people and work as part of a team;
- Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality;
- Flexibility to deal calmly with unexpected and difficult situations;
- Reliability, dedication and commitment;
- Knowledge of current affairs, politics and different cultures and customs.
You MUST have a valid standard/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/or Disclosure Scotland Certification.
You MUST have a valid Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV). NPPV clearance at different levels as may be required.
You MAY also be required to have the following levels of clearance:
- Security Check (SC)
- Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC)
- Developed Vetting (DV)
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Association of Interpreters and Translators (AIT) Assessment
- Association of Police and Court Interpreters (APCI)
- BA Hons in Interpreting and Translation; and/or a Specific Language
- Certificate in Bilingual Skills (CBS)
- City & Guilds Interpreting Course
- Community Interpreting Levels 1, 2 and 3
- Diploma in Interpreting & Translating
- Diploma in Police Interpreting
- DPSI Oral & Written
- Home Office Approved and Assessed Interpreter
- MA in Interpreting; Translation; and/or Interpreting and Translation
- Membership with the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL)
- Membership with the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
- Metropolitan Police Test
- NRPSI Full Status Registrant Listed in Local Government, Law, Health or Other Sections
- NRPSI Interim Status Registrant Listed in Local Government, Law, Health or Other Sections
- NRPSI Limited Assessment Category Registrant
- NRPSI Rare Language Registrant
- NVQ Level 3
- UK Language Related Degree with Interpreting Component
Working hours for police interpreters are flexible. Most assignments tend to take place during office hours, but the demand for evening and weekend work, especially within the police sector.
Salaries very Competitive: Salaries for experienced interpreters can be up to £30,000. additional payment is made towards travelling expenses such as public transport costs or mileage where you use your own vehicle.