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Please note that we only assess candidates in languages for which we have a need.
The majority of Refugee Action’s need for interpreters is within office hours (8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday), mainly via telephone and sometimes face-to-face. Occasionally we need to be able to contact an interpreter outside of these hours.
Refugee Action operates an emergency “out-of-hours” phone line which means that occasionally we need to be able to contact an interpreter in the middle of the night, or at the weekend. Would you like to be on the out-of-hours list?
Would you be happy for us to share your details with external agencies who may also wish to engage you as an interpreter on a freelance basis?
It is an offence for Refugee Action to use your services if you are not entitled to work in the UK. In order for Refugee Action to comply with the law, you must produce in person one of the documents listed by the Home Office before starting work. Please see the document entitled ‘Eligibility to Work in the UK’ for further information.
If ‘no’, please note that you must be registered with HMRC as self-employed before you can start interpreting for Refugee Action.