BSL Interpreter

We are recruiting a qualified BSL/English Interpreter to join our Deaf Access Team as a Community & Educational Interpreter. The city of Derby has the 2nd largest Deaf population outside of London which means there is a high demand for BSL interpreters to support the local Deaf community in a variety of settings. At Derby College Group (DCG) we have over 40 Deaf students each academic year, who also require support.

The Role

This role includes lots of variety and you’ll be working with a wide range of people, from students to professionals in their workplace. You may be asked to attend a one-off appointment or be working with the same person on multiple occasions, in various settings such as hospitals, GP surgeries, offices and classrooms. Whilst you will be out in the community working with external customers, you will also be asked to support internal colleagues and higher education students. There are also other unique projects to get involved with, such as induction videos for students, and promoting Deaf Awareness Week to DCG colleagues in May.

The Team

This is a great opportunity to join the Deaf Access team which is small but mighty; providing an invaluable service for the local Deaf community, and generating important revenue for the College. The team provides regular interpreting services for a number of Deaf clients per week within education, business, medical and community settings across Derby, Derbyshire and the surrounding areas. 

About you

To excel in this role, you’ll be a people person who enjoys working with a range of people and able to build rapport quickly. It’s important that you’re comfortable working alone, as well as part of a team. You’ll be qualified to Level 4/6 in BSL and have your interpreting qualification. You will be expected to become NRCDP registered, if not already, and we will fund your initial & annual registration fees. 

If you are newly qualified and/or have limited experience within any of the areas, don’t worry!  You will receive support from other qualified interpreters within the team and your line manager.

The Benefits

  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.5% employer contribution
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Please note that unfortunately, this role is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK but would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route.  Please consult the Home Office website for further information.

Job Description

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.