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In-Court Advice Caseworker (part time, fixed term) - Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau

Job Details

Job title
In-Court Advice Caseworker
Closing date
Friday 30 July 2021
Dundee Sheriff Court (Home working will be required when face to face services are suspended as a result of COVID-19)
Hours per week
17.5 hours per week over 2.5 days
Type of contract
Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2022 (may be extended subject to funding)
£26,005 - £28,735 per annum (commensurate with experience)

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About the job

The In-Court Advice Project has been funded since 2004 to help party litigants raise and defend Simple Procedure actions (previously known as Small Claim Actions). We are looking for a client focused Caseworker with understanding of the Civil Justice System and a sound knowledge of Contract Law to work in the Tayside In-Court Advice Project based in Dundee Sheriff Court. Service provision will cover Dundee Perth and Forfar Sheriff Courts.

The role will involve support to the In-Court Adviser to assist unrepresented litigants through the civil court in Simple Procedure actions. The Caseworker will be responsible for managing a number of cases which will involve providing advice, information and assistance, with the emphasis on early resolution through negotiation to reach settlements for clients, both before and during court actions.

The successful candidate will demonstrate relevant experience and/or knowledge of the Civil Justice system with proven ability to research in-depth legal matters. They will be able to demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to draft written submissions and court documents and be able to advise clients on the merits of an action.

Employee benefits

Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave and a pension scheme with a 3% employer contribution. Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate

How to apply

Please telephone 01382 202371 or email  for an application pack.

Please note that the post is subject to the disclosure of criminal history information.

Closing Date: 30th July at 4pm

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