19th March 2019
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Court Officer (SGB2) at Lerwick Sheriff CourtView all Jobs

Contract type: Part Time Fixed Term contract (for a minimum period of 6 months, but will be subject to review and may be for a longer period or result in a permanent post)
Hours of work: 52 hours over a 4 week period following undernoted pattern
Week 1: 9am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Week 2: 9am to 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday
Week 3: non-working week
Week 4: 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9am to 1pm on Friday
Number of posts: One
Starting salary from: £18,400 per annum (pro rata)

Outline of job role and purpose – your main role is to prepare your Court, escort the Sheriff to/from Court and attend to the Sheriff’s requirements in Court; you will assist in ensuring that the Court is conducted in an orderly manner, working very closely with the Clerk of Court, Police Officer and GEO-Amey to ensure the decorum and efficiency of the Court is maintained. You will also be responsible for collecting witnesses and bringing them to the Courtroom, assisting and supervising Jurors on arrival at Court and during Jury Trials; the operation of digital evidence equipment in Court and for remote witness links.

Outline of candidate profile – You must be focussed on providing a high quality service to all Court Users. You should adopt a flexible approach to your work and be prepared to work in a team environment and willing to develop and acquire new skills as your job demands. The ability to get on with others is essential.

No specific qualifications are required for the post

In return we offer an interesting work environment, flexible working arrangements; various policies aimed at helping you balance the needs of your work and home life, exclusive offers and discounts, access to funding for further education, vocational qualification, 25 days holiday entitlement (pro rata), 11.5 days Public and Privilege holidays (pro rata) and a civil service pension. Opportunities for career progression are also excellent.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, you may apply online at http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/recruitment.

For further information on the post please contact Jan Hunter, Sheriff Clerk Depute, Sheriff Court, Lerwick, ZE1 0HD, telephone 01595 693914 or e-mail jhunter@scotcourts.gov.uk.

The closing date for the post is Friday 29 March 2019
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 April 2019

By virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusion and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended), the protections of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) are disapplied to this appointment in the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. This permits us to ask applicants to disclose details of all unspent convictions, unspent cautions (from England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and spent convictions for an offence listed in Schedule

A1 of the 2013 Order but only if: 15 years have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were aged 18 or over on that date; or 7 years and 6 months have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were under 18 on that date. Any spent conviction that is a ‘protected conviction’ does not require to be disclosed. Individuals without existing security clearance will require a standard level Disclosure check completed before employment can commence. Further information on the different types of convictions that should be disclosed in this application form and which are included in a Standard Disclosure can be found at https://www.mygov.scot/standard-disclosure/.

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