MOJ Jobs – Crown Court Clerk

Website Ministry of Justice

Job Description:

To manage the courtrooms to ensure that cases are dealt with promptly in liaison with judiciary, legal profession and staff and to ensure that all subsequent results are accurately & promptly recorded in line with targets. Also to ensure that all ancillary duties are carried out effectively.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To meet with the Judge before sitting and to be available in Court as required.
  • Process general correspondence within target and in particular procedural deadlines for any resulting amendments.
  • To ensure that a comprehensive log is kept of representation orders and that a judge’s report is available at all sentence hearings.
  • Ensure all court users are treated fairly and with respect, and understand how their own performance impacts on that of the court and the confidence of users.
  • Ensure effective and timely liaison with Judiciary, Counsel, List Officer, Jury Officer, Ushers and Court users to maintain high levels of court performance.
  • Ensure Customer Standards are maintained and improved; complaints and dealt within target and in line with HMCTS Complaints Handling Policy and any feedback on lessons learnt is shared with staff.
  • To maintain full recording of hearings using the DARTS technology ensuring accurate audio allocation to correct cases.
  • Lead a team of staff ensuring that its members are organised, and fully skilled to meet their work objectives.
  • Effectively managing both team and individual performance, addressing any issues as they arise, in line with HR policy.
  • Take part in and deliver employee engagement activities to effect good working relationships with staff and to improve service delivery and staff morale / motivation.
  • Comply with HMCTS values, policies and procedures (including diversity, attendance and discipline).
  • Identify and implement solutions to local problems, referring more complex problems to the line manager
  • To ensure that applications for representation orders are checked and approved upon authorisation of Judge.
  • To ensure efficient through put of listed work in the allocated court room on a daily basis, giving appropriate support to judiciary and keeping the List Office and other agencies fully appraised of developments when necessary.
  • Represent the function you have been assigned to at an operational level.
  • To sit in court on a daily basis and ensure that cases called on time, all parties are in court at appropriate time.
  • Correct phraseology used for arraignment, empanelling, taking verdicts
  • To have a working knowledge of functions undertaken within the Cluster, to support the development and review of policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with financial and operational risk management policies when determining and processing costs in accordance with department guidelines.
  • Ensure that appropriate files are passed to administration teams within agreed target times.
  • Undertake any allocated tasks as part of the role i.e. PA Role to Judiciary when required; arranging marshalling and swearing in of Justices.
  • Work with staff to ensuring that casework is appropriately managed, providing information / advice where process deviations have occurred.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the judiciary, supporting agencies, voluntary and user groups.

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Justice

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Nottingham, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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