Office Based.

Irish Language Translator.

  • Belfast - Working from home under review
  • £16.80ph

Irish Language Translator

  • Belfast - Working from home under review
  • £16.80ph
  • Posted June 14, 2022

We are currently recruiting for a translator to start asap with Northern Ireland Civil Service based in Belfast City Centre but primarily working from home under review.


Rate of pay: £16.80ph

Hours of work: 37 hours of work. Monday to Friday. 9am to 5pm.

Duration: ASAP start to the end of March 2023.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Translating documents from Irish to English and from English to Irish for Public Sector bodies in Northern Ireland, adhering to the Translation Guidelines.


  • Proofreading internally produced translations and translations from third party contractors.


  • The management and administration of the Irish Language and Ulster-Scots Translations call-off contracts.


  • Engaging with others to ensure that the Translation Guidelines are regularly reviewed and developed.


  • Promoting the Translation Hub’s activities to Public Bodies.


  • Assist with the development of written materials in Irish promoting the Department’s work.


  • Supporting the Branch to fulfil its other functions, this could include providing assistance to the DP working with the North South Language Body or working on the Líofa Bursary Scheme.


  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade and/or the role as determined by line management.


The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Irish and to translate from Irish to English and English to Irish are key requirements for this role.


Applicants must have:


1. (a) A current Séala an Aistriúchán or Séal d’Eagarathóirí, Foras na Gaeilge’s accreditation for translators and editors;




(b) Passed the equivalent* postgraduate degree in Irish Translation.


* For avoidance of doubt, a degree in language/linguistics is not considered an equivalent


Applications will also be considered from applicants with relevant formal qualifications considered by the selection panel to be of an equivalent or higher standard to those stated.


Relevant or equivalent qualifications: give the type of qualification and date awarded (the date awarded is the date on which you were notified of your result by the official awarding body). If you believe your qualification is equivalent to the one required, the onus is on you to provide the panel with details of modules studied etc so that a well-informed decision can be made.


You will be required to provide documentary evidence of your qualifications at assessment/interview so please ensure you have these readily available.


If interested, please apply an updated CV via the link below.

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