A number of interpreting jobs have become available due to the new Ministry of Justice Framework Agreement for the provision of interpreting services that has been in operation across the United Kingdom since the beginning of February 2012. This Framework Agreement incorporates courts, HM prison and tribunal services, as well as a number of large police forces throughout the UK.
Capita is supplying linguists for a full range of interpreting jobs, from Crown court and magistrates hearings, to providing interpreters for police work, as well as community interpreting assignments.
There are substantial work opportunities for individual interpreters, but you must register and create a profile on this Linguist Lounge website, to begin the vetting process and be considered for work in your preferred language and locations.
There are many benefits for linguists who work with Capita under the new Framework Agreement:
- The self-serve Linguist Lounge portal will allow interpreters to pick and choose work opportunities and will store information on completed and planned assignments centrally ensuring that payment for completed work is routinely provided.
- Interpreters will have greater opportunity to take on a range of work in a wider number of criminal justice sector sites. The Capita interpreting team works closely with the courts, police stations, tribunal services and other CJS organisations to build up the full picture of interpreting demand, on a day to day basis, throughout the United Kingdom. This means that Capita can offer an interpreter work in a wider range of locations.
- The distribution of assignments is fairer, as work will be offered impartially and fairly. If you are a highly skilled interpreter with strong feedback from the courts, you will be offered more work than an interpreter who has just been a go-to person for the CJS.
- Under the Framework Agreement, the professional performance of the interpreter will be monitored and acted upon. Interpreters delivering excellent work will be recognised for their skills. If there is a need for extra support this will be identified and the interpreter can be directed to further training opportunities.
Should you encounter problems with the REGISTRATION process, there is a dedicated, inexpensive local rate for you to call which will put you through to our operators. This number is 0333 111 0060 and our operators are available seven days a week.