Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sign Language Interpreting Service - JOB POSITION


Sign Language Interpreting Service

(SLIS) is the national agency for the provision of sign language interpreting services in Ireland. SLIS is committed to the Deaf community and their needs in terms of interpreting and related services. We promote, represent, advocate and ensure the availability of quality interpretation services. SLIS is seeking a Manager, based in Dublin, who will be responsible for the development and delivery of core strategic objectives and initiatives. An in-depth knowledge of issues pertaining to the Deaf community as well as to Irish Sign Language is desirable. The successful appointee must have:

• Experience in a management role and the capacity to work with

and support the SLIS Board of Management.

• Ability to manage budgets and have knowledge of

financial/budgetary processes.

• Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation,

relationship and team-building skills.

This role offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Apply in confidence to:

Seamus Farrelly, HRM Search & Selection, 47 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2.

t: (+353 1) 632 1818 or e:

Please apply by sending a hard copy of your CV by post or a soft copy by email before 5pm
on Friday 19th February 2011. Your application should include the names of two referees
and a short cover letter. A full job description is available on or

Job Description of Manager at SLIS

Employer:                             Sign Language Interpreting Service   

Job Title:                                Manager

Primary Location:                 Tallaght

Responsible to:                    
The Board of Directors of the Company and reporting to the Chairperson or his / her nominee on a day to day basis.

Purpose of the job:  
The Manager will work with the Board of SLIS to promote, represent, advocate and ensure the availability of a quality interpretation services to Deaf people in Ireland through the implementation and further development of their national strategy. 

The Manager of SLIS will motivate and manage the SLIS team to ensure the delivery of a quality service.

Main Responsibilities:

·         Develop (and periodically review) a strategy for the delivery and ongoing development of the SLIS in conjunction with the Board of SLIS and the Citizens Information Board.  The strategy development process should involve consultation both internally and externally.

·         Develop and manage, in conjunction with the Board of SLIS, the strategy implementation process, and the annual operational plans and budgets.

·         Manage the effective deployment of resources and budgets in order to achieve the overall targets under his/her responsibility.

·         Promote and advocate for the rights of Deaf people to equity of access to state services.

·         Promote and advocate for the right to high quality interpreting services- particularly in relation to the interaction of Deaf people with state agencies and services.

·         Promote best practice in the field of sign language interpreting including the introduction of a registration/accreditation system.

·         Develop an interactive website and actively facilitate the introduction of new technologies with the potential to improve the quality of access and interaction for Deaf people with public and essential services.

·         Develop potential options to ensure optimal delivery of an emergency sign language interpreting service.

·         Proactively develop the SLIS’s linkages and position with relevant groups, stakeholders and associations in the voluntary and statutory sectors.

  • Oversee SLIS’s role in the piloting, development and roll-out of a technology-enabled remote interpreting service.

  • Establish and maintain proper management information systems and financial & funding procedures.

  • Oversee the management of the SLIS’s property, possessions and materials.

  • Keep minutes and other relevant records for meetings of the Board and its committees and manage the Board’s administrative arrangements.

  • Represent and promote the organisation, attend and participate at conferences and seminars as required.

  • Participate in training and development programmes/courses to maintain and improve performance and to assist in identifying self training and support needs, including Irish Sign Language, if required.

·         Undertake such other duties as may be agreed from time to time with the Board of SLIS.

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