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Court Usher

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £10.42 - £10.95 per hour

  • Contact:

    Northampton Branch

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Job Description

Full Time, 37 hours per week
Temporary Position
Pay rate : £10.95 per hour

We are currently recruiting Court Ushers within Northampton City centre. This is a great role for someone who likes a varied position. Ideal candidate would be someone you enjoys liaising with people face to face, who has a calm manner and has good all round IT skills.

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

Candidate requirements:

" 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

If you feel this could be the role for you, please apply online or email your CV

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