Sign Language Interpreting Service: Irish Sign Language (ISL) / English Sign Language Interpreters

Sign Language Interpreting Service

Sign Language Interpreting Service

The goal of SLIS is to ensure that Deaf people can live as full and equal citizens with easy access to relevant public, educational and social services, and exercise their rights and entitlements, including under the Equal Status and Disability Acts. SLIS will promote, represent, advocate and ensure the availability of quality interpretation services to Deaf people in Ireland. SLIS is currently recruiting for a:

Irish Sign Language (ISL) / English Sign Language Interpreters

Specified Purpose Full or Half Time Positions (to work remotely up to 30 June 2021)

The Role

To support the expansion of the remote interpreting service IRIS under the National Disability Inclusion Strategy, Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) is seeking to recruit qualified Irish Sign Language / English Sign Language Interpreters for temporary (full or part time) vacancies for the Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS).

The Irish Sign Language/ English Interpreter provides interpretive support, primarily for the Irish Remote Interpreting Service, but also to the Manager, SLIS Board and team, acting as interpreter for SLIS meetings and business needs where required. The role will also involve cooperation with the trialling of new technology and developments in IRIS, including piloting an APP for access to remote interpreting services.

ISL / English Sign Language Interpreters for IRIS

This advertisement is for Irish Sign Language / English Interpreters to fill temporary, full and half time vacancies to work remotely up to 30 June 2021.

Full time posts are 35 hours per week, and half time posts are 17.5 hours per week.

Posts would normally be based in the SLIS offices in DVI, Cabra, Dublin 7 but SLIS is recruiting interpreters to work remotely up to 30 June 2021, taking into account the COVID emergency restrictions, and may also involve work outside the office and/or normal office hours.


Interpreters will be rostered during IRIS opening hours, which will fall within the following:
Weekdays: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm including lunchtimes
Weekends: Saturday 10.00 am - 4pm and Sunday 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm


The salary for full time posts is on a salary scale from €28,399 to €47,331 (13 points, inclusive of two Long Service Increments (LSIs)) per annum, pro rata for part time staff. Candidates will usually be appointed at point 1. Candidates can be appointed at a higher point on the scale using the SLIS Incremental Credit Process which is dependent on qualifications and experience as demonstrated from the application form and interview process. SLIS has a normal retirement age which is linked to the State Pension Age in Ireland (currently 66).

All posts are subject to funding from Citizens Information Board.


Applications will be processed and assessed on a weekly basis and positions will be filled on a first come first served basis. A panel of interpreters may also be created to fill full and part time vacancies up until 31 December 2021.

The Job Description and Application Form is available below or on the SLIS website:

Job Description Link.pdf

Application Form Link.docx

Please send a cover letter and completed application form, including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees that we may contact with your consent to:
or, by post to:
John Stewart, Manager, Sign Language Interpreting Service, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

For any queries on this process please contact

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged and applications will be subject to usual SLIS recruitment procedures, including shortlisting and interview processes.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

SLIS is funded through and supported by the Citizen’s Information Board.

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Job Description 80.58 KB
Application Form 81.4 KB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Oct, 2020
Remotely / Dublin 7
Expiry Date
27th Oct, 2020