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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 is working to enhance the availability and quality of sign language interpreting in Ireland following the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2022 and the Irish Sign Language Act 2017.

SLIS is currently recruiting for a Project Officer for a full-time fixed-term post until 31 December 2023, which may be extended subject to funding and business needs.

Project Officer

(Full-time / fixed-term contract to 31 December 2023)

With potential to extend, subject to funding


The Role

The SLIS Project Officer will plan, develop, and deliver projects to progress the core work of the Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) as per the SLIS strategy and annual actions plan and in response to the national policies and the Irish Sign Language Act 2017. SLIS projects include the following:

· Developing and promoting SLIS interpreting services including the Referral Services and the Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS).

· Analysis, recommendations and supports to advance the social inclusion voucher scheme, as per section 9 of the ISL Act 2017.

· Collaboration with key stakeholders to increase the number and quality of Irish Sign Language Interpreters.

· Advancing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes and development for Irish Sign Language Interpreters, including cooperation with RISLI, and funding agreements with CIB.



The salary scale for this role is €41,621 – €49,991.


Incremental Credit: It is expected, that all new entrants to SLIS will be appointed at point one of the salary scale. However, SLIS operates an incremental credit process for appointments higher than point one. This process is applicable to new entrants into SLIS. Incremental credit criteria, based on the competencies for the role, are assessed against employment history as laid out in the application form only. A request for incremental credit from a successful candidate must be made within the first 3 months of employment. The decision on whether or not to award an incremental credit is a decision made by the Board and is subject to the availability of funding.


Reports to The SLIS Manager.

Location SLIS, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Rd, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Duration This contract will run initially until 31 December 2023 and may be subject to funding and business needs.

Hours 35 hours per week.

Annual Leave 24 days per year pro-rata, exclusive of public holidays.


Application process

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:


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


Closing date for receipt of applications is strictly 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 1st August 2023.


The intention is to call shortlisted applicants to interview on Wednesday 9th August 2023.


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:


For any queries on this process please contact

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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


SLIS Project Officer Job Description 130723– Click to Download >


Application Form SLIS Project Officer 130723 – Click to Download >