Full Time, 37 hours per week
£8.20 - £8.72 p/h age dependant
The Court Usher acts as an essential first point of contact for all the court users involved in hearings.
There will be regular contact with the judiciary, assisting the administrative staff with the smooth flow of court work. You will meet members of the public and their legal representatives; prepare court/ hearing rooms, and complete documentation, as well as ensuring the court runs smoothly and efficiently. You will also carry out some general clerical work as required to support the work of HMCTS.
Duties will include the following:
" Operating Office and court equipment
" Resulting, checking accuracy and completeness against guidelines or a proforma, e.g. issuing jury payments
" Preparing rooms for hearings, tribunals, trials, meetings and clearing the court / hearing room down at the end of the day
" Providing information related to proceedings, escorting court users into and from the building, swearing oaths etc.
" Calling people into court / hearing rooms in priority order, discussing with Court Clerks and Legal Advisers and liaising with the Witness Service as necessary
" Answering face to face enquiries
" Keeping parties informed of changes eg, of courtrooms and hearing times
" General administrative duties as and when required
A successful candidate must:
" Pass an Enhanced DBS Check
" Be able to provide 3 years of referencing
" Have strong communication skills
" Have good IT skills
" Be able to remain calm under pressure
" Not be afraid of facing offenders
" Be able to work with very confidential and sensitive information
Please note that you will be required to pass an Enhanced DBS check to be successful for this role.