Casual Community Interpreters

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £14 per hour (you will only be paid for the hours you work)
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Casual
Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time/Part Time
Hours: 0 hours per week.
DBS Check: Yes
Closing Date: 30/01/2022 at 23:50
Reference: REC1173RS

Medway Community Interpreting Service (CIS) has been operating for over 20 years providing excellent language support to public services and others agencies across Kent and adjoining counties.

We are looking to expand our interpreting team and would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a minimum qualification of Essential Skills in Community Interpreting Level 3, or DPSI, MCIL or a university diploma in interpreting. Training opportunities are available if you match further criteria;
  • Are fluent in English and another language;
  • Have experience of interpreting within public services;
  • Are knowledgeable about English culture and your chosen interpreting language culture;
  • Have excellent communication skills.

Please contact for more information – we look forward to hearing from you.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How toapply

Please contact for more information – we look forward to hearing from you.

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