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Irish Sign Language (ISL) / English Sign Language Interpreters Temporary Full or Half Time Positions (up to 31 Dec 2021)

Irish Sign Language (ISL) / English Sign Language Interpreters Temporary Full or Half Time Positions (up to 31 Dec 2021)

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

Temporary Full or Half Time Positions (up to 31 Dec 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. 

ISL / English Sign Language Interpreters for IRIS

This advertisement is for Irish Sign Language / English Interpreters to fill temporary, full and half time vacancies in 2020 (with end dates up to 31 Dec 2021).

Posts will normally be based in the SLIS offices in DVI, Cabra, Dublin 7 but may also involve work outside the office and/or normal office hours. Full time posts are 35 hours per week, and half time posts are 17.5 hours per week. 


Interpreters will be rostered during IRIS opening hours, which currently are:  

Weekdays:   9.00 am – 7.00 pm including lunchtimes
Weekends:  Saturday 10.00 am – 4pm


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.


Applications will be processed 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:

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 john.stewart@slis.ie.

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.