BSL Interpreter and Deaf Services Adviser – USAIS

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary: £29,799 to £36,613 Pro rata per annum
Type: Part Time, Permanent (0.6FTE)
Reference: 955617LH-R

Closing Date: Friday 18 May 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) provides a regional service for severely and profoundly deaf adults and children situated at the University of Southampton Highfield Campus.

The role will be to enhance the service delivery of USAIS by providing sign language interpretation, communication support and advice. The usual days of work will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday but on occasions you may be asked to work more flexibly.

You will support the patients and/or their families/parents/carers attending the Service to fully access the service by interpreting and translating spoken and written English into British Sign Language or Sign Supported English, and sign language into spoken and written English. In addition the role will include providing training and advice to clinical and administrative staff and developing materials to enhance the USAIS service in a variety of media.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

To be successful you will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of interpreting in a range of settings e.g. homes, health, educational and community environments, including medical
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of Deaf Culture and Deaf related issues.
  • Excellent skills written and spoken English and interpersonal skills
  • Registered Status in BSL Interpreting.

For information on the Service please look at the website:

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to: Sarie Cross – Associate Director, email:  or Anna Duncan – Team Leader, email: at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at
The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 955617LH-R on all correspondence.