The Ministry of Justice - Court Usher
Location: Huddersfield County Magistrates Court
Salary: Between £8.91
Hours: Thursday and Friday 15 hours per week (part time)
This is an ongoing temporary position with the possibility of a further extension at the discretion of the business requirements.
We are currently recruiting for 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.
Keep Court room and hearing rooms tidy and well managed
To support the Judiciary with remote and Face to Face hearing on site
Maintain supplies for recording equipment and operate it at the judicial request
To marshal and ensure that members of the public are adhering to social distancing.
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
Use teams to conduct remote hearings as well as using in house programmes
This role will also require you to host virtual hearings online - so please be aware you may be required to use computers regularly (training will be given)
What we are looking for:
Basic IT skills in Microsoft Windows (training will be given)
Strong recent admin/customer service experience essential
Recent Law Graduates with strong customer service skills
Be polite and helpful to all customers both external and internal
Remain calm, polite and tactful when dealing with difficult people
Vigilance and professional personality
Pass on important information to all concerned promptly and clearly, with tact and honesty
Be approachable, non-judgemental 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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