Interpretation Bank


Why is the Interpreters Bank important to the Trust?

The Bilingual (Interpreter) Bank provides language and British Sign Language interpreters to wards and departments across Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and other NHS organisations within the Pennine footprint.

It allows us to recruit workers who want the opportunity to work flexibly in the NHS, enabling them to achieve a better balance of work and life.

What type of workers does the Interpretation & Translation Service Bank provide?

The Bilingual Bank provides qualified Interpreters who can communicate fluently in English and another language. Some interpreters can speak many languages.

Where are current Bilingual Bank Vacancies advertised

Bilingual Bank posts are advertised on the NHS Jobs website

What does the Interpretation & Translation Service Bank do?

The department supports bank workers with a friendly dedicated on-site team who manage bookings, training / recruitment / timesheet approvals and agency invoicing etc.

Bilingual bank workers are then allocated into patient appointments according to language requirements as and when required. Workers work flexibly across all Pennine Acute sites.

We also support training and development of new and existing bank staff to ensure that workers keep up to date with new initiatives and changes within the Trust.

Why do people work for the Bank?

In our experience, people join the Bank for a wide range of reasons. The following are a few examples:

  • Working as part of a reputable large NHS Organisation
  • Attractive pay and benefits
  • Accrued paid annual leave
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible work opportunities to suit
  • Access to training opportunities
  • To work in a variety of departments, wards and clinics
  • To be part of a team
  • To help in their career development.
  • To improve patients experience
  • Instant job satisfaction.

What sort of people make good Bank workers?

People who are

  • Qualified Interpreters
  • Excellent Communicators
  • People who speak more than one language fluently including english
  • Adhere to interpreters code of conduct
  • Flexible
  • Mobile across all sites and venues
  • Excellent listeners
  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Team players
  • Respect others and are non-judgmental
  • Open minded
  • Patient
  • Reliable
  • Have the ability to work within boundaries
  • Know their own limits
  • Respect confidentiality

What training and support should I expect if I join the Bank?

All Bank workers complete a trust induction which covers all of the trust's mandatory training together with a wide variety of other training packages to support and further your work role.

Contact us

Interpretation & Translation Service

1st Floor Health Records Building
The Royal Oldham Hospital
Rochdale Road