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Central Authority Team Caseworker

Job summary

£23344 - £24909
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
29 September 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Central Authority Team Caseworker within the Courts and Tribunals unit based in St Andrew's House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This role is within the Central Authority Team, which is part of the Courts and Tribunals unit. It is an exciting opportunity to work in a friendly team, where you will be supported to build your knowledge and core skills. The Central Authority deal with international civil law, including recovery of child maintenance, parental child abduction, the service of judicial documents and taking of evidence. We engage with many countries around the world. It is a varied, challenging and busy role, with no two days the same.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band A, you must hold a minimum of 5 Standard Grades (grades 1–3) or Ordinary Grades (A-C) including English and a numerical subject.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to improving performance, whilst delivering on own objectives.
2. Ability to communicate well, build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders whilst working remotely.
3. Ability to work under minimal supervision and manage workload whilst paying attention to detail to ensure deadlines, and customer needs, are met.
4. Ability to manage and process sensitive information, sharing this when required with appropriate stakeholders in line with organisational procedures.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Angela Lindsay who can be reached at 

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Resourcing via recruitment@gov.scot.

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