Vacancy: Quality Development Officer (Full Time Fixed term contract),The Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) Dublin

September 2018

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 in response to the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 and the Irish Sign Language Act 2017.

Quality Development Officer

(Full-time, fixed-term contract, 12 months, with potential to extend for up to 12 further months)

The Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) is seeking to recruit a Quality Development Officer on a full-time, fixed-term contract for 12 months to develop systems to improve the quality and availability of sign language interpreting.

The Quality Development Officer will plan and develop a quality assurance and registration scheme for Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreters in Ireland. Working with key stakeholders, the successful candidate will undertake research and will advise on/assist with the development and delivery of a national registration scheme, and associated quality measures, including continuous professional development and training for sign language 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

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Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on 20 September 2018

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

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The Sign Language Interpreting Service is an equal opportunities employer

Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.