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Court Usher(AA) - Band F

  • Location:

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Customer Service

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £9.5 per hour

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    10/05/22 13:04:00

Job Description

Role: Court Usher (Band F)
Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Hours: 16 hours per week
Pay: £9.50ph

Please note this is a temporary position, expected to run until the end of December 2022 with the possibility of extension.

This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and 3 years employment references.

Key responsibilities may include:

" Collecting and delivering files and bundles to the judiciary and clerks ensuring they have the necessary papers
" Providing support to colleagues & judiciary outside of court / hearing times
" General clerical work, including use of computers and Switchboard
" Filling out forms
" Operating recording equipment and maintaining records of recordings of hearings
" Sort and deliver lists of hearings for internal & external notice boards

" Completing standard forms, etc where the information is clearly defined.
" Straightforward drafting such as acknowledgements and receipting, confirmations, court orders, warrants etc.

Post Handling
" Opening, sorting, distributing and dispatching post as required
" Collecting and delivering post from appropriate offices

Monitoring Stock
" Ensuring Court rooms are supplied against requirements for relevant forms and stationary
" Collecting and delivering stationary around the offices

Data Entry and recording
" Resulting, checking accuracy and completeness against guidelines or a proforma, straightforward money handling e.g. issuing jury payments, spending petty cash under instruction.

Operating equipment
" Office and court equipment e.g. computers, fax machines, scanners, photocopiers, switchboards, franking machines, messaging equipment, tape, and video recorders etc.

Handling telephone calls
" Answering standard enquiries and passing messages to others.

Arranging meetings
" Preparing rooms for hearings, tribunals, trials, meetings and clearing the court / hearing room down at the end of the day etc.
" Using electronic diaries

Reception of parties to court
" Including members of the public, judiciary, juries, solicitors and barristers, the police, representatives of external Agencies etc.
" 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


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