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Statement Taker - Edinburgh 23months

Job Title: Statement Taker - Edinburgh 23months
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary: Up to £185 per day
Start Date: 1st August 2019
Reference: BBBH60925_1561284761
Contact Name: Barbara Tomaszewska
Contact Email: B.Tomaszewska@parity.net
Job Published: June 23, 2019 11:12

Job Description

Our Public Sector client has an exciting opportunity for Statement Takers to join their Inquiry team in central Edinburgh.

This contract will be available to start in August and will run for 23 months, a Basic Disclosure Scotland Certificate will be required for this position.

You will be responsible for interviewing witnesses to the Inquiry, taking detailed notes throughout sessions as well as audio recordings which will then be used to compile professional witness statements. You will be responsible for managing your own workload as well as working within a project team in a fast paced, public facing environment.

The role will involve the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity as you will be working closely with vulnerable witnesses and highly confidential information.

Essential Skills:

  • Previous experience of speaking to individuals who have experienced trauma in the past
  • Strong transcribing and note taking skills
  • Must be resilient to be able to engage with and listen to witnesses
  • Excellent report writing and document reviewing skills
  • Ability to communicate and engage effectively with witnesses and colleagues
  • Willingness to travel across the UK and abroad with potential overnight stays

The ideal candidate will have previous professional experience as a Solicitor who has dealt with individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse in the past and will have ideally previously worked on a public inquiry.

Please get in touch on 0131 603 6193

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