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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:

Panel of Temporary Irish Sign Language (ISL) / English Sign Language Interpreters Positions (up to 31 Dec 2021) Full & Part Time, Dublin

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.

Panel of Qualified Candidates

This advertisement is for a panel of candidates from which all temporary, full and part time vacancies in 2020 (with end dates up to 31 Dec 2021). Short-listing may apply and those who qualify at interview will be put on a panel. Further details of the operation of the panel will be made known to candidates who successfully qualify.


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

Weekdays: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm including lunchtimes
Weekends: Saturday 10.00 am – 4pm and Sunday 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm

Posts will normally be based in the SLIS offices in 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.


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.


The Job Description and Application Form is available below.




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 the

Closing date for receipt of applications is strictly 4.00pm on Thursday, 6th February 2020.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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