Brook Street is the chosen recruitment partner to Public Sector employers throughout the UK.
We have an ongoing temporary position for an Court Usher in the Merthyr Tydfil area on a full-time basis (Monday to Friday, 37 hours).
Duties of the role will include:
o Managing the footfall in the building; directing people around the building and ensuring they are complying with social distancing rules.
o Collecting and delivering files and bundles to the judiciary and clerks ensuring they have the necessary papers
o Operating recording equipment and maintaining records of recordings of hearings
o Straightforward drafting such as acknowledgements and receipting, confirmations, court orders, warrants etc.
o Opening, sorting, distributing and dispatching post as required
o Ensuring Court rooms are supplied against requirements for relevant forms and stationary
o Providing information related to proceedings, escorting court users into and from the building, swearing oaths etc.
o Calling people into court / hearing rooms in priority order, discussing with Court Clerks and Legal Advisers and liaising with the Witness Service as necessary
o Answering face to face enquiries
o Keeping parties informed of changes eg, of courtrooms and hearing times
o Answering standard enquiries and passing messages to others.
The successful candidate will be working in a secure environment which requires a high level of background and clearance checks. This will include Criminal Record Checks (DBS Checks), Reference Checks (Employment, Education and any gaps - 3 years), Address History checks (5 years) and may involve us obtaining character references and/or other evidence to cover periods of unemployment.
Once the successful candidate has been offered the role, these checks will commence. These normally take anything from 7 days to 28 days, depending on how quickly we can obtain this information for clearance.