Casual interpreters needed (£17.45 per hour)

Are you Fluent in English and another language with good communication skills? Do you have excellent writing skills in your own mother tongue? If you have bilingual skills and attention to detail and accuracy, why not become a Public Service Casual translator and/or interpreter!

Directorate: Neighbourhoods
Job Type: Other
Working Hours: Casual
Employment Type: Casual
Location: 100 Temple Street BS1 6AG
Pay Grade: n/a
Salary: £17.45 per hour
DBS: DBS enhanced
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Ref No: 2507

We are looking for translators and interpreters with a professional attitude, who are able to work on a range of ad hoc interpreting assignments, and able to provide an accurate, confidential and impartial interpreting service to join our existing team.  These interpreter roles will primarily be in Bristol but you must be willing to travel to surrounding cities.

You will have an interpreting qualification or proven interpreting experience; be a UK resident to be considered for this role.  The role is subject to a full recruitment process, referencing and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check at the cost of £56.  If you already have a DBS, it must be on the DBS update service.

We are looking for Interpreters in the following languages:-

Algerian, Amharic,   Arabic,

Bengali, Brazilian (Portuguese),   Bulgarian,

Cantonese, Catalan, Spanish,   Czech,


Fanti, Farsi, French, Filipino,

Greek, Gujarati,

Hakka, Hungarian,

Indonesian, Italian,


Korean, Kurdish (Badini, Sorani,   Kurmanji),

Latvian, Libyan, Lingala, Lithuanian,

Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin,   Mexican   Spanish, Mirpuri, Moroccan,



Pashto, Persian, Polish,   Portuguese, Punjabi,

Romani, Romanian, Russian,

Simplified Chinese, Sinhala,   Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Sylheti, Syrian- Arabic,

Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya,   Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Twi,

Ukrainian, Urdu,




Recruitment Timetable

Application Closing Date: 31st August 2018

Shortlisting: 5th-14th September 2018

Language Assessment: 17th-28th September 2018

Interviews: 25th September – 12th October 2018

TIS Induction & Training (mandatory attendance): 5th 8th and 9th  November 2018

Potential Start Date: 12th  November 2018

*Please note that assessment dates are planned around the language assessor’s availability and is not negotiable*

We are running Application Form Support Sessions at DWP, 100 Temple Street on the following days:

  • Tuesday  3rd July 2018        10:00am – 10:45am or 11:00am – 11:45am
  • Thursday 19th July 2018     10:00am – 10:45am or 11:00am – 11:45am

Please email: with your contact details, indicating the preferred date and time.