Interpreter - Various languages

Midland & Lancashire CSU
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£13- £15 per hour
06 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016

“This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join the NHS as a Freelance Interpreter across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.

Your new company

NHS Midlands & Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) is a vibrant, dynamic and innovative service sector, which provides customer-focused support and choice to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and helps them to go the extra mile, by supporting the local focus on improving health outcomes and increasing value on behalf of their population. Bespoke Integrated Language & Communication Services (BILCS) provide language, communication and interpreting support in over 100 languages, matched to your needs, whether you book a face to face interpreter, order document translation or access telephone interpreting. We are committed to ensuring equal access to health services for all irrespective of language barriers, hearing or sight impairment. Our aim is to ensure; effective communication, safe support and care of people using their local NHS services. Our clients include Birmingham, Black County and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS Trusts

Your new role

As a contractor as you will be working with the NHS under terms specified in a contract. 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. The service is able to cover all languages including British Sign Language (BSL) with the vast majority of services available at 24 hours’ notice. We would like to identify appropriately qualified, trained and/or experienced community interpreters in a range of community languages.

What you'll need to succeed

In order to succeed and be a successful Interpreter in the NHS, you will need to speak at least one of the below languages, have previous experience in interpretation. Should your application be shortlisted, you will progress to a Recruitment Assessment Day held in the City Centre on 24th November 2016 for the final stage of your application. The freelance interpreting 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 notice.

  • Bengali
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Arabic
  • Polish
  • Somali
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Kurdish
  • Czech
  • Slovakian
  • Tigranian

What you'll get in return

This rewarding and exciting opportunity to join the NHS on a freelance basis provides flexibility and variety on a day to day basis, no two sessions will be the same.Your input can and will change the quality of care that patients receive and make an enormous difference to those that are subject to language barriers.

What you need to do now

Hays are managing these vacancies exclusively. If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or visit If you are successful you will be invited to a Recruitment Assessment Day where your linguistic skills will be tested in line with the requirements of the role.”