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Employer - HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Job title - Court Usher
Job Description

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Two of the three available posts will be based at St Albans Crown Court and the third based at St Albans Magistrates' Court. However, all successful candidates will be required to work at both St Albans sites and Hatfield Magistrates' Court, as and when required.

Background and key purpose of the role

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.
Although many of the tasks are straightforward, regulated by well-established guidelines and/or detailed instructions, an Usher needs to be prepared to react quickly and professionally to situations, some of which may be unexpected. 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 is readily available and there is little discretion to depart from standard procedures, which may well require you to take a firm stance when those procedures are not understood or welcomed by a court user. Ushers work within a team with regular management support and are responsible for their own time.
Whilst initially you will be allocated to a specific court or office base, there will be a need for flexibility to work on an ad hoc basis at other courthouses and local HMCTS offices.

Key responsibilities may include:

Administration


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
Correspondence


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, t
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Job Location St Albans AL Indeed.co.uk
Date Posted 15 Sep 2020
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