Experienced interpreters required in the Midlands and East Anglia – any language
Click on "Apply" at the bottom of this page to complete our brief online initial application form. You will be asked to record some basic information about yourself and to upload your CV. Please note that currently Cintra only registers interpreters for the police sector with a level 6 interpreting qualification (eg Diploma in Public Service Interpreting, Diploma in Police Interpreting), or with a language related degree. We also offer interpreting training courses and if you would like to pursue a career in interpreting please check our Training opportunities section below.
Training opportunities / Diploma in Police Interpreting
If you’re looking for spoken word interpreter training, click on the "Course info" button for details of our next Diploma in Police Interpreting course starting in October in Warwick. If you can’t attend this course but like to be kept informed about other courses we may run in future, register your interest by clicking here or visit our training page (link).
With 20 years’ experience as a language services agency with an excellent reputation, we have direct contracts with a number of police forces in the Midlands and East Anglia for interpreting and translation services. We also supply linguists to courts and tribunals and have many major clients in the public sector (including probation, NHS, local government) and in the business sector. We’re looking to recruit more interpreters, particularly to service our existing and new police force clients in the Midlands.
We’ve been the provider of face to face interpreters under exclusive contracts to the 5 East Midlands’ police forces for the past 11 years and in 2017 we added Staffordshire, West Mercia and Warwickshire police forces to our portfolio. We also have long-standing contracts with Norfolk and Suffolk police forces.
Counties covered in the Midlands
Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire.
You will be performing freelance law sector interpreting, face to face, in a range of settings including the police forces (interviewing suspects, obtaining statements from witnesses), courts, probation and for solicitors. Note: Interpreting work in the police sector could occur 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, usually at short notice (e.g. 2 hours or less).
Means you will be registered with us on a self-employed basis and can decide your hours of work, travel distance and number of assignments you take to suit your lifestyle. We can’t guarantee the amount of work we may offer you.
The ideal candidate has
- Interpreting experience in the criminal justice sector, particularly in police work.
- Knowledge of police procedures and common criminal offences.
- An advanced level interpreting qualification such as a Diploma in Public Services Interpreting (DPSI), a Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI), a language degree with an interpreting component; or
- Membership of the National Register of Public Services Interpreters (NRPSI), National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people (NRCPD), Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) or Institute of Interpreting and Translating (ITI)
If you are interested in police sector work, you will need to have Non-Police Personnel Vetting Level (NPPV) level 2 or 3. You can obtain an NPPV3 through us for a fee.
Benefits of joining Cintra
Our registered interpreters
- can attend our continuing professional development courses (many free of charge)
- are fully supported by us before, during and after the interpreting assignment
- have access to our debriefing and counselling services
For police interpreting in the Midlands we pay interpreting time (with enhancements for unsocial hours), travel time, and mileage/public transport expenses.
Contact Tamas or Agnes in Human Resources email HR@cintra.org.uk or telephone 01223 346875 or 346873.
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