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Court Usher

Job Description

The Ministry of Justice - Court Usher
Location: Huddersfield Centre
Hours: Monday - Friday (37 hours)
Pay: £8.21ph


This is an ongoing temporary position with the possibility of a further extension at the discretion of the business requirements.

Role Overview:
We are currently recruiting for a Full Time Court Usher to join the Huddersfield County Court with our client, The Ministry of Justice. The role will include working as part of a flexible team. This is a very interesting and varied role. The suitable candidate will be required to clerk the courts, you will be an essential first point of contact for all the court users involved in hearings.

Responsibilities include:
- Keep Court room and hearing rooms tidy and well managed
- Fill water bottles and ensure clean glasses are available
- Maintain supplies for recording equipment and operate it at the judicial request
- Work alongside judiciary
- Maintain supplies for court users
- Obtain names of all parties in attendance and show into hearings at required time
- Swear in parties and witnesses as appropriate
- Complete court recording sheets
- Photocopy any documents required by the courts
- Provide assistance with post and other admin tasks as and when required
- You will also carry out some general clerical work as required to support the work of HMCTS

What we are looking for:
- Basic IT skills in Microsoft Windows (training will be given)
- Be polite and helpful to all customers both external and internal
- Remain calm, polite and tactful when dealing with difficult people
- Pass on important information to all concerned promptly and clearly, with tact and honesty
- Be approachable, non-judgmental and honest and respects confidences in dealing with others.
- Treat all colleagues fairly and be sensitive to their needs as individuals


You will be comfortable in dealing sensitively and professionally with people from all walks of life; many of whom may be vulnerable and under stress. Advice and support are readily available and there is little discretion to depart from standard procedures, which may require you to take a firm stance when those procedures are not understood or welcomed by a court user.

*Please note working for the Ministry of Justice will require you to have photographic ID. This can be a Full-length Birth Certificate supported by a driving or provisional licence in your current address OR an in-date passport*

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