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Out of Court Disposal Officer

Exeter, Devon
£11.32 Per Hour
Job Type
22 Sep 2022
Principal Responsibility To provide the highest standard of quality assurance for prosecution files being submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). In particular, to: Review and evaluate the contents of prosecution files. Specifically to: review charging decisions checking that they are compliant with Director's Guidance on Charging, applying the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines where appropriate to ascertain if it is a CPS charging decision examine the quality of evidence contained in the file ensuring it covers the 'points to prove', referring to the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) as required assess file content to ensure completion and compliance with the National File Standards and other national, regional and local guidance/policy including Code for Crown Prosecutors, Disclosure Manual, Victims Codes etc) check the file categorisation ensuring that the correct anticipated plea has been recorded (Director's Guidance on charging). Identify any gaps or areas of non-compliance on charging, file structure and evidence, raising these with the officer in the case and their supervisor as required. Complete a record of the file review including the assessment, feedback, tasks sent to the investigating officer and timescales for return using relevant IT. Escalate through line management where necessary to ensure time limits are met Where minor omissions are identified, take action on behalf of the investigating officer to resolve those issues Where necessary, prevent the forwarding of a reported case to the CPS in order to address deficiencies with the investigating officer. For charged cases, prior to first hearing, highlight to CPS any case file deficiencies to enable them to consider options including withdrawing the case, amending or adding charges or offering no evidence to the court. Provide robust but objective feedback to officers on how to improve the quality of prosecution files Where there have been significant and regular failings in quality, highlight this information to an operational supervisor for consideration and action including intrusively overseeing the further compilation and completion of files. Record the quality of files on the relevant database and other workload information on systems as appropriate To support development of a 'right first time' approach to file build across the Force, provide specialist advice and guidance to officers and police staff drawing on knowledge of the Criminal Justice System as a whole, ensuring compliance with policy and legislation throughout Conduct research using PNLD and the internet in order to maintain and update knowledge of the relevant guidance and legislation including National File Standards, Director's Guidance on Charging, Code for Crown Prosecutors, Disclosure Manual, Magistrates Sentencing Guidelines and Victims' CodesRole specific training and CPD to be undertaken The scope and scale of the training will be dependent on the level of recent experience, but will include an appropriate level of training in the following: STORM/Unifi Crime/GRS/Unifi Case Prep and Unifi Custody MG Wizard File Equip Recording Database Bringing Offenders to Justice Course or equivalent File Quality and Gatekeeping training Criminal Justice and Court processes and proceduresEssential Activities for the role Monitor and evaluate the quality of case files Provide specialist advice and guidance Input, retrieve and present data using a computerEssential experience and specialist skills and knowledge A detailed, in-depth knowledge of Court, CPS and police procedures linked to the creation and use of case files within the criminal justice system Proven ability in the researching, preparation or supervision of building quality prosecution case files Demonstrably skilled in delivering detailed, objective but supportive feedback Proven highly effective skills of influencing and persuading and of robustly defending a particular position under significant pressure to change it Proven ability to work to tight timescales with minimal supervision Excellent skills in using CJS IT systems such as Unifi/GRS and STORMEssential Behavioural Competencies Negotiating and influencing Maximising potential Respect for Race and Diversity Team Working Community and Customer focus Problem Solving Planning and Organising Effective Communication Resilience Personal Responsibility Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer. By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Adecco. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information - please copy and paste the following link in to your browser
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  • Job Reference: 718861255-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Adecco
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: £11.32 Per Hour
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Temporary