Careers

Opportunities with Clear Voice

Clear Voice is always looking for professional, enthusiastic and customer-focused linguists with high ethical standards to become part of our team.

To register with us you can download our application form, fill it in, scan it and email it to [email protected] . This form can also be posted to Clear Voice, Clear Voice Interpreters and Translation Limited, Charlton House, Dour Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1AT.

Alternatively, complete our online application form. For more information please call us on 0800 082 0872 or email us. We occasionally offer office–based opportunities for volunteers, ideal for those seeking work experience. Please contact us for details.

Interpreter Code of Ethics

Interpreters are expected to have or to be working towards a recognised interpreting qualification and / or have relevant experience of interpreting.

The following must apply to all Clear Voice interpreters:
  • Will interpret accurately and completely, without adding, omitting, or substituting. A summary can only be given with the consent of both parties.
  • Strive to ensure that complete and effective communication takes place.
  • Bring to the attention of all parties if any difficulties with dialects or technical terms arise. If these cannot be remedied, the interpreter should withdraw from the assignment.
  • Maintain transparency. For example, when asking for clarification, an interpreter says to all parties, "I, the interpreter, did not understand, so I am going to ask for an explanation."
  • Not discriminate against parties, either indirectly or directly, on any grounds.
  • Maintain confidentiality and not disclose any information outside the interpreting session, except with the service user’s consent or if required by law.
  • Be familiar with the cultural backgrounds of the people that they will be interpreting for.
  • Not allow personal judgments or cultural values to influence objectivity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Manage the flow of communication. An interpreter may ask the speaker to pause or slow down.
  • Not enter into discussion, give advice or express opinions of any of the parties.
  • Use professional, culturally appropriate ways of showing respect.
  • Alert all parties to any significant cultural misunderstanding that arises.
  • Be honest and ethical.
  • Be prepared for all pre-booked assignments if additional information is provided by the service user.
  • Be accountable for professional performance.
  • To act in a manner befitting the dignity of the profession and appropriate to the setting.
  • Seek feedback to improve his or her performance.
  • Respect the ethics and work practices of other professions.

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