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Deputy Team Leader (Court Services) Witness Service - Taunton, Somerset.

Posted: 2 Dec 2019 Closes: 15 Dec 2019
Witness Service South - Avon and Somerset £10,805 per annum (actual salary)
Permanent & Full-time citizens-advice/20191202140149

The team

The role you’re applying for is in the Operations directorate and in the Witness Service team.

The Citizens Advice Witness Service provides a vital service offering free and independent support for witnesses in every criminal court across England and Wales.

Here are 3 ways you can find out more about us:

  1. Take a look at the Witness Service section of our website
  2. Read our blog about how we fit within Citizens Advice - and how we work together to help people
  3. Watch our Youtube video introducing the work we do

The role

Our trained volunteers provide practical and emotional support and information to prosecution and defence witnesses in criminal cases.

We are looking for someone with the ability to develop and motivate volunteers and who has administrative skills and is computer literate to a high standard.

As the Deputy Team Leader (Court Services), working alongside Team Leaders you will be responsible for the delivery of the Witness Service within the courts, remote link sites and Witness Service provision. You will share responsibility for the effective coordination and development of approximately 50 volunteers who support witnesses in their journey through the criminal justice system.

In this role you will also be responsible for general service administrative tasks within the courts, as well as inputting service data.

Experience of the non-profit sector is desirable, but not essential.

Citizens Advice won a grant from the Ministry of Justice to run the Witness Service from April 2015.  The Witness Service has nearly 300 staff and 3000 volunteers and offers free, independent, impartial and confidential support and information to 15,000 witnesses each month to give evidence in every criminal court in England and Wales.

Citizens Advice provide free, independent and impartial advice and information to help people resolve their legal, money and other problems. In the past year we have helped over 2.5 million people solve over 6.2 million problems. Our national network delivers services from over 3,000 locations in England and Wales. In 2015 we won Charity Times Charity of the Year for our work. Now we want to do even more.

Citizens Advice values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout Citizens Advice. We are a member of the race equality campaign at Business in the Community, the Prince’s responsible business network and are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK. We also welcome applications from, LGB and Trans and non-binary candidates.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profile.

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