Case Builder Crime

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary
    £12.74/Hourly
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Legal
  • External Reference
    BLC/2107/CASEBLEICST
  • Category
    Defence - Police Service

Job Role/Purpose:


To undertake case preparation work and quality control within the Criminal Justice Team. Review files submitted for consideration of summons/requisition procedures and make decisions upon the


disposal of these files taking into account diversion options, the evidential and public interest tests set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the Director's Guidance on Charging.



Operational:


Review files submitted by officers and ensure they are prepared to the correct standard in line


with National File Standard and Manual of Guidance. Review documents and statements to


ensure sensitive material is identified and removed. Submit to CPS with correct naming


conventions applied and within timescales.



Applying professional knowledge and decision making to rate/rank the quality and timeliness of


files received from officers



Where items are missing in files, request completion by OIC within agreed timescales


Ensure relevant items (e.g., CCTV where necessary) are correctly attached to file before


Submission



Action CPS memos and requests for additional items. This will include generating requests to


Officers/Investigators for additional statements/information as appropriate (for example


medical/CSI statements)



To act as point of contact for allocated files, liaising with other unit/Force members and


partnership agencies addressing enquiries of both a general and technical nature


Manage your own workload and escalate issues effectively in support of effective case


Management



Conduct enquiries on the PNC, providing printouts of previous convictions for all prosecution


files in accordance with national guidelines



Watching CCTV and BWV to ensure it is viewable, playable, and relevant (i.e., not blank);


copying of CCTV/BWV.



Wherever possible to assist OIC in rectifying issues identified before submission to CPS



Where required, to redact unused material including crime reports, incident logs and custody records. Administration: To undertake any necessary administrative tasks associated with the development and composition of a completed file. This may include CCTV copying, DIR retrieval, PNC General: Undertake such other duties commensurate with the post as may be required for the safe and effective performance of the job, to include providing cover, when needed and appropriate, of a similar role to other Criminal Justice areas




ESSENTIAL CRITERIA


Knowledge/ Education (including qualifications):



  • To be educated to NVQ Level 2 standard or equivalent in English Language and GCSE Grade C in Mathematics or be able to demonstrate ability to the above level by work experience.

  • To be educated to European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Basic Level or be able to demonstrate ability to the above level by work experience.



Work Experience:



  • Demonstrate an awareness of the Criminal Justice system including the role of the police, CPS and Courts

  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out research to identify relevant facts that are not immediately available.

  • Must have proven experience of data entry and extracting data for reports and using various computer systems including word and Excel



Personal/Interpersonal Skills, Aptitudes:



  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels in written and verbal communication.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team and build strong working relationships with the team, internal and external customers, and partner agencies.

  • Able to demonstrate a personal commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion in line with force values.

  • Effective organisational skills, ability to prioritise and manage own workloads, whilst working in a highly pressurised environment and meeting strict deadlines when attention to detail is paramount.

  • Demonstrate an aptitude to change including ability to suggest changes in order to achieve improvements

  • Demonstrates problem solving by gathering information from a range of sources, analysing that information, and making effective decisions based on that information.



DESIRABLE CRITERIA


Knowledge/Education (including qualifications)



  • To hold or be studying for the Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration or hold equivalent experience.



Work Experience:



  • Demonstrate effective contact and involvement with outside agencies/external customers.

  • Demonstrate experience of compiling well-structured reports and written summaries, producing arguments and recommendations



Special Skills:



  • Experience and knowledge of using the following computer programmes Niche RMS, PNC, Webstorm.











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