Sign Language Interpreting Service: Quality Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

Sign Language Interpreting Service

The Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) is an independent body, funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board (CIB), to develop, promote and deliver quality sign language interpreting services to the Deaf community in Ireland, including face to face and remote services. SLIS in response to the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 has established the Register of Irish Sign Language Interpreters (RISLI).

Quality Development Officer – Maternity Cover

(Full-time, fixed-term contract, 26 weeks,
with potential to extend for up to 26 further weeks )

The Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) is seeking to recruit Maternity Cover for a Quality Development Officer on a full-time, fixed-term contract for 28 weeks to develop systems to improve the quality and availability of sign language interpreting.

The Quality Development Officer will develop a national registration scheme for Irish Sign Language Interpreters in Ireland. The QDO will work constructively and proactively with key stakeholders, including the Registration Panel, the Deaf community, SLIS Board and Management, the Citizens Information Board (CIB), and ISL Interpreters/organisations working with ISL interpreters.


The salary scale for this role is €41,621 - €49,991. It is anticipated that new entrants to SLIS will be appointed on the 1st point of the scale. Incremental credit, should it be awarded, will be based on previous relevant experience as set out on the application form and covering letter.

Application Process

The application form and job description is below.

Please send completed application form by email to  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on 21st June 2021
Interviews are expected to be scheduled on 28th June 2021.

(Please note that all applications must be on the SLIS application form. CVs will be disregarded. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted)

For details on how your personal data will be used as part of this process our Data Protection Notice for job applicants is available at:

The Sign Language Interpreting Service is an equal opportunities employer.
Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.

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Application Form 58.19 KB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
10th Jun, 2021
Dublin 7
Expiry Date
21st Jun, 2021