Linda Gray

Linda Gray's Profile

Name Linda Gray

BIO

Member Biography

I am currently self-employed as a freelance Sign Language Interpreter, trainer, NVQ assessor and verifier. Until May 2013 I was employed full time with Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID). I undertook various roles during my 9 years with them, my most recent role being Communication Training Manager; supporting the various training programmes, assessing, verifying and also providing training sessions I have been involved with the Deaf World since 1984 both in voluntary and employed capacity. I have been interpreting since1993 and an ASLI member for almost all that time. I completed the OU course “Issues in Deafness” in 1995, attended the RNID interpreter development programme and in 1998 registered as RSLI (RQI in those days – via the old exam route). Prior to interpreting I worked with deaf people with the Breakthrough Trust and Hi Kent, providing information on a range of issues and in particular technology. I also did a lot of voluntary work with FYD & NDCS, events such as family weekends and sports festivals. My interpreting career commenced in the early 90’s when I worked for a Local Authority, within a Social Work team, interpreting mainly in Health and Social Services. In February 2008 I qualified as an A1 NVQ assessor focusing on NVQ interpreting and in May 2011 I achieved the V1 qualification to undertake Internal Verification/Quality Assurance work. In August 2014 I attained the EQA qualification to enable me to undertake External Quality Assurance work for Signature. In June 2008 I achieved ASLI trained Mentor status. In a previous life I taught stage one BSL at adult education and as a result acquired the STTC qualification from City Lit and in 2010 I updated this by achieving the Preparing to Teach Life Long Learning Skills (PTLLS) qualification. Some recent feedback said that I have a supervisory/pragmatic approach and that’s me! I don’t consider I’m particularly academic or theoretical, I’m a practical person and a reflector, I offer life experience! I am committed to whatever I take on and give 100% to colleagues and candidates alike

Base

Last Name

Gray

First Name

Linda

Initial

L

Title

Mrs

Email

lindagraysli@hotmail.co.uk

Full Name (For Directory Entry)

Linda Gray

Telephone

07746323066

Data Protection

Yes

Membership Details

Member Type

Full Member

Search Filters

Registered with the NRCPD

yes

Employed Status

freelance

Domains Of Work

Social Services, Medical, Solicitor, Mental Health, Employment, Religion, Community, Training Courses

Professional Indemnity Insurance

yes

Awarded a Fellowship of ASLI

no

ASLI Regions

Mid South Coast

User Skills

ASLI Trained Mentor, A1 Assessor

Member of Deaf Interpreter Network

no