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Court Volunteer


Our Court Service provides support to families who have a loved one going through a trial or sentencing. We operate at numerous crown and magistrates courts throughout London.

What you will be doing:

Providing support to the families of individuals on trial or being sentenced
Liaising other Pact volunteers that work at the same court
Ensuring that there is sufficient literature about the service present in the court
Developing good relations with Court staff, such as ushers, list callers, probation, Witness Service, security, Court clerks, and reception and cells staff – promote the organisation and service to them
Recording details of all information given out to families / defence council /other agencies at court on Pact monitoring forms and send back to office regularly

What we are looking for:

Regular commitment and reliability
A willingness to provide empathetic, non-judgemental support to a family / family member
Ability to work in a team or alone
Willingness to learn and follow Pact policies and procedures
Attendance at training sessions and regular supervisions with the project coordinator

Benefits to you:

You’ll be able to reduce the risk and stress placed upon a family affected by imprisonment
Gain knowledge about the criminal justice system and processes
Gain practical skills and experience
Develop skills and enhance your CV for a career in the criminal justice sector
Join a great, welcoming and helpful team of volunteers
Time Commitment

This role takes place from Monday to Friday. Days to be agreed but volunteers would be required to volunteer between 9:00am until 5:00pm. A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, for a period of 6 months is expected.

Pact, 29 Peckham Road,, SE58UA

Travel / Lunch expenses reimbursed Full training provided

The opportunity will be based at one or more Crown / Magistrate Court in London

criminal justice,families

You must be over 18 years old Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Expenses Paid

Open from Wednesday 30th August 2017 to Tuesday 30th April 2019

Closing on Friday 3rd November 2017 in -286 days.

offered by Prison Advice and Care Trust