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Evidence Management Officer

Reading, Berkshire

Published
13-10-2021
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Published:
13-10-2021
Expires:
27-10-2021
Job id:
LJA-82815874
Job type:
Contract/project
Salary level
£10.61 - £10.61  per hour
Job sector:
Public Sector

RSR Police, part of the Red Snapper Group is a trusted recruitment partner to UK policing and Law Enforcement Agencies. We recruit job profession from all sectors to provide organisation the talent to deliver effective and efficient policing.
We are currently seeking an Evidence Management Officer based in Reading.
As the Evidence Management Officer, you will ensure all evidential property coming into police possession is efficiently processed in accordance with current police and procedures by managing the security, storage and disposal of evidential property and providing a high quality service to both external and internal customers.
This is an initial 6-month contract offering £10.61 per hour PAYE.
Main Responsibilities
* Take accountability for the management, continuity and safety of all physical evidence held within the Evidence Management Unit (EMU). Attend court when required to account for evidential property in support of a range of prosecutions and civil proceedings.
* Assess, prepare and dispose of property in accordance with legislation, policy and procedure in line with the Evidence Portal. Bank cash and create manifests for disposal of dangerous and/or illegal items of property. Ensure compliance for randomised audits from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), the Professional Standards Department (PSD) and the Criminal Justice Senior Management Team.
* Act as subject matter expert in respect of evidence management, provide advice / support to Officers and staff engaged in the management of evidence and support training events held with a range of staff. This includes advice on packaging, maintaining continuity and integrity of evidence.
* Identify and resolve issues in relation to the management of evidence e.g. managing the ongoing retention process frozen material(s). Undertake regular quality control/assurance checks to ensure evidence is kept in optimal conditions to maximise evidence recovery. Report critical issues in a timely manner and escalate issues when required.
* Maintain an efficient storage system to ensure appropriate action is taken to manage space effectively, support specific operations to ‘purge’ legacy evidence/property held to enable the swift retrieval of evidence and compliance with relevant Health and Safety regulations. Conduct necessary daily checks.
* Maintain the security of the Evidence Management Unit/Store(s) to prevent unauthorised access and provide an ‘out of hours’ service when assessed as necessary.
* Manage the storage and transportation of hazardous, high risk or high value items of property to ensure appropriate risk management is completed in line with statutory obligations.
Person Specification
* Proven ability to work quickly and accurately when under pressure to specific deadlines.
* Proven ability to work independently and proactively to resolve and investigate problems to a conclusion. Must have excellent problem solving skills with an ability to plan and adapt to future requirements. Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
* IT Literate including the use of Microsoft Office applications (including Word and basic Excel) as well as the ability to learn new systems.
* Understanding or willingness to learn the Force Policy Release / Retention , Hazardous Waste Act , CPIA and relevant legislation (e.g. Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 and The Police (Property) Regulations 1997).
* Willingness to undertake Manual Handling / COSHH training.
* Proven customer service skills with a particular focus on engaging effectively with customers at all levels to resolve issues.
* Good standard of education with GCSEs (Grade 9-4/A-C) or Key Skills level 2 or equivalent in Literacy and Numeracy.
* As this is a physically active role, the role holder will be expected to lift / move heavy objects and satisfactorily complete a manual handling course (training provided).
* Must have capability to travel to different locations across the Force and undertake all assignments in a timely manner, being available to work some evenings and weekends, where required.
* UK driving licence is considered essential.
If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please apply now by sending your CV to Gino.Cosco@rsg.ltd.
Alternatively, if this role is not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested please refer him or her. We have a referral bonus scheme and will reward you with retail vouchers for referrals who are not already known to us.
Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.
RSR Police is a market leading recruitment business dedicated to supplying experienced practitioners on a temporary, contractual or permanent basis to police, criminal justice, public and commercial sector employers.
RSR Police is member of the Red Snapper Group.
The Red Snapper Group acts as an employment agency (permanent) and as an employment business (temporary) - a free and confidential service to candidates.
The Red Snapper Recruitment Group is an equal opportunities employer

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Practical information
Published:
13-10-2021
Expires:
27-10-2021
Job id:
LJA-82815874
Job type:
Contract/project
Salary level
£10.61 - £10.61  per hour
Job sector:
Public Sector
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