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Administrative Officer

Summary Information for vacancy - reference 244n/04/11


Ministry of Justice


£17978 - £22250 Per Annum


EC1V 3RE, City of London, Greater London, London
N7 8JA, City of London, Greater London, London
SE11 4DZ, Lambeth (IL), Greater London, London
WC1V 6NP, City of London, Greater London, London
SW15 2SU, Wandsworth (IL), Greater London, London

Closing Date

06 May 2011

Interviews start

Not specified




Not specified

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time,Part time,Job share

Travel required


No of vacancies

10 or more

Field of work


Brief Description

Administrative Officers are assigned to sections to carry out a variety of general administrative duties to progress cases through the court system. There will be some opportunity to exercise discretion and initiative, within a framework of well-established systems and processes. Problem solving is carried out by reference to comprehensive guidelines and instructions - complex or difficult issues are normally referred to a team leader or supervisor. In some positions, role holders will have regular contact with court users, including members of the Judiciary and the legal profession. Administrative Officers work within a team with regular management support and are responsible for their own time, although there may be some opportunity to provide advice and carry out limited supervision of others.

Vacancy description

Duties may include:
1.Creating and updating records on in-house computer system and data input.
2. Producing court documents.
3. Preparing files for court hearings.
4. Answering queries (telephone/written correspondence/face-to-face).
5. Serving customers/court users.
6. General photocopying and filing.
7. Dealing with numerical calculations.
8. Post opening.
9. General ad hoc office duties

Starting salaries vary according to placement and role


Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 GCSE's for the Administrative Officer role (all at Grades A, B or C) and these must include English Language.
Alternatively, candidates may possess an equivalent qualification e.g. NVQ, or have suitable experience within an administrative role.

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Please download and complete the attached application pack.

180411105859_1. Application Form 244n.doc
180411105926_2. Application Guidance (Band E F).doc
180411105913_Job description and core competence profile 244.doc

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