The German Embassy in London is seeking an experienced Translator.
The German Embassy in London is part of a world-wide network, representing German political, economic, cultural and consular interests across the world. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Translator whose role will be to translate German texts into English and generally support the Embassy in communicating effectively with its host country. The successful candidate will thus have the opportunity to contribute to strengthening ties between Germany and the UK and highlighting the breadth and depth of Germany’s relationship with the UK.
The main requirement of this post is to translate German texts on political, economic, legal, cultural and other topics into English. A good knowledge of modern Germany is therefore essential.
The post also involves linguistic checking of speeches, official letters and other texts drafted by staff across the Embassy’s various departments.
Applicants must be English native speakers and fluent in German (Level C2 CEFR). They must also have a relevant university degree or equivalent and minimum two years’ experience as a translator from German into English.
Candidates must be highly motivated, able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. They must also have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team.
While the post is permanent and full-time, appointment will initially be on the basis of a one-year contract.
Please e-mail your application (CV in German and English with a covering letter in German and English and your university degree/diploma) by 30 November 2019 to:
Please indicate your salary expectations in your covering letter. Salary will be based on the Embassy's pay scale but will take into account the successful candidate’s previous experience.
Previous candidates will be automatically reconsidered and need not reapply.
We regret that we cannot refund any expenses arising from an interview.
Only complete applications can be considered. Unfortunately we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of applications. We will only be contacting candidates selected for interview.