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The Welcome Hear Project in Wakefield is seeking to appoint:

Sessional Language Translators (fluent in one or more of the following languages):

Tigrigna and/or Swahili

The overall aim of is to

  • Increase access to HIV information and Prevention services by translating & interpreting accurately during HIV Awareness workshops or face to face meetings; including HIV tests, for African community members resident at Urban House

 The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To ensure speakers of African languages at Urban house receive accurate HIV Information
  • HIV prevention information through translation of HIV awareness training and interpretation during one to one discussions
  • To interpret information from speaker’s language to the language of the listener on behalf of Yorkshire MESMAC
  • To ensure that the recipients of the information are fully informed to make their decisions about the service
  • To ensure that information is translated in simple language between the originator and the receiver.

Salary:  £14.86 per hour

The sessional work is expected to be up to 8 hours a fortnight. This will comprise of monthly Monday night training translation followed by testing translation from 4pm till 8pm. There will also be monthly drop in appointments on the following Thursday for one to one appointments. 

Application packs can be downloaded here

There is no specific closing date for completed application forms, but the job role could be removed with no notice. Please note that CV’s will not be accepted

Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the specific interview times in due course by email

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

We expect all our staff and sessional workers to be able to demonstrate the following core competencies.

  • A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.
  • An ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds in a respectful and empowering way.
  • A strong and full commitment to confidentiality.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team.

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