Information about you
Languages / dialects
Which languages/dialects do you speak? List them in order of fluency. Do not include English.
List those of the above languages/dialects in which you would like to be assessed. Please note that we assess candidates only in languages for which we have a need.
Please include any qualifications that you have gained both in the UK and abroad and any qualifications you have in interpreting.
Please specify the date you were awarded each qualification.
Please give details of any previous interpreting experience and other relevant experience, both paid and voluntary.
Please give details of two referees who you know in a professional capacity.
I confirm that to the best of my knowledge the information given on this form is true and correct. I understand that giving false statements may invalidate my application.
Please note that an electronic signature is sufficient.
Availability (days / times)
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.
Please indicate all the periods during which you are generally available:
Availability (location / method)
Please indicate which locations you are prepared to attend and which communication methods are available to you.
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.
We can share your details with external agencies who may also wish to engage you as an interpreter on a freelance basis.
Right to Work in the UK
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.
Please note that you must be registered with HMRC as self-employed before you can start interpreting for Refugee Action.
For more information please go to the HMRC web page:
or call the HMRC Helpline on 0845 915 4515
Unfortunately, foreign nationals who are in the UK on a student visa are not permitted to apply for self-employed status, and are therefore unable to become interpreters for Refugee Action.
Please return your completed application form by email to Central Interpreting Services:
Alternatively, you may return it by post to the following address:
Central Interpreting Services
The Haven Community Centre
17 Lake Road