Case Progression Officer

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Malvern
Salary
10999.00 - 12015.00 GBP Annual + GBP10999 - GBP12015/annum
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Case Progression Officer

Malvern, Worcestershire

Permanent

Part Time 18.5 hours

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Interviews will be held W/C 11th September 2017

A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.

The main purpose of the role is to support officers to ensure prosecution files meet quality and timeliness guidelines as specified within Directors guidance.

To provide a case management and file building function in relation to the upgrading of all prosecution files in line with national standards

Main Responsibilities:

To identify, obtain and collate additional information, including witness statements, defendant interviews, unused material, exhibits (CCTV), medical and forensic evidence etc, necessary to prepare a full prosecution file in line with DPP Guidance, for crime, traffic and process related files.

To be the single point of contact with Crown Prosecution Service for all queries, additional evidence requirements for Court and unresolved issues.

To edit Unused Material and complete Disclosure Schedules in readiness for Officer in Case review/sign off.

To use digital playback systems to view CCTV footage to gather further evidence to assist the prosecution case and ensure digital media is available in the correct format.

To create, update and maintain a 'Bad Character Library, assisting officers and in preparation for a successful prosecution case.

To provide advice and support to operational officers on file preparation, quality and timeliness, including collision investigation.

Gather information from a range of sources in order to support action. Ensure the information is obtained ethically and in accordance with relevant legislation and policy.

Make best use of technology in order to support performance and interrogate Force systems such as PNC, GENIE, CRASH, PentiP, NDORS, PNLD, LIBRA and case and custody system to gather evidential information that can be used in securing a successful prosecution.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

Experience/Skills:

5 Grade A-C GCSEs (including English) or equivalent

Demonstrable understanding of the Criminal Justice System, in particular with regard to the evidential requirements necessary for a successful prosecution.

Demonstrable understanding of the processes involved in bringing Offenders to justice.

Experience of researching and collating complex information and presenting accurate, comprehensive documentation demonstrating a thorough attention to detail.

Competent in the use of IT, including Microsoft packages.

Proven ability to work under pressure, able to manage high work loads to strict deadlines.

Proven ability to communicate at all levels, in writing and verbally.

Special Conditions:

Exposure to disturbing/unpleasant images or tasks

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks