Complex Case Disclosure Coordinator
OCC, Wymondham/Swaffham Investigation Hub
Permanent – Full Time (37 Hours)
£28,725 - £32,673 per annum
Closing date: Friday 29 January 2021 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: L1675 on application form
Applications are invited for the above post within the Safeguarding and Investigations Command. All training will be completed virtually and at OCC until competent within the role. Depending on the home location of the successful applicant this post will be based at either OCC, Wymondham or the Swaffham Investigation Hub. There will also be opportunities to work from home when appropriate to do so.
The Disclosure Team within Safeguarding and Investigations provide support and guidance to the Command in respect of disclosure practices and legislation. They also take responsibility for the assessment of disclosure in criminal proceedings for the most serious and complex investigations.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity and so the department is seeking a dynamic person who has strong investigative and organisational skills with an ability to work effectively on their own as well as part of a team.
The successful applicants will be responsible for:
Acting as a practitioner under the Criminal Procedure Investigation Act 1996 (CPIA) as the ‘Disclosure Officer’, compiling and submitting disclosure schedules as appropriate
Liaising and work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service and other agencies in dealing with Disclosure for individual cases.
Providing advice to staff and external agencies regarding matters of disclosure in criminal proceedings
Attending court as the ‘Disclosure Officer’ and where necessary give evidence or otherwise present aspects of disclosure as part of criminal proceedings.
Support training and development programmes in respect of disclosure
Maintain a high level of knowledge of appropriate legislation in relation to CPIA
Provide assistance with the disclosure of police material to partner agencies for the purposes of Family Court proceedings.
It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:
Effective written and oral communication skills
Previous experience as a Disclosure Officer or in a similar role handling unused material in criminal proceedings
Proven ability to identify and manage risk with the ability to make sound judgement in respects of the disclosure of information
Demonstrate strong investigative qualities with effective organisation and time management skills and the ability to challenge outcomes as appropriate
Proven ability to work as an effective member of a team
Basic keyboard skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
Ability to travel and work within Norfolk and Suffolk and beyond to attend court and other meetings as required
It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:
Knowledge of working with HOLMES in a criminal investigation
Experience of working within the Policing environment
Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8am until 4pm. This post is offered on a permanent basis.
Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.
The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.
These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.
Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].