Thames Valley Police are looking for an Evidence Management Officer to join a team based in Aylesbury.
The overall purpose of the role is to 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.
The key result areas in the role include:
- Take accountability for the management, continuity and safety of all physical evidence held by TVP 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 with procedures.
- 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.
- 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.
The knowledge or skills required in the role are as follows:
- 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.
- Recent administration experience.
This is a temporary role for an initial 6 months (February 2021), working full time, paying an initial £10.61 per hour PAYE rising to £11.28 per hour PAYE after 3 months. An Umbrella equivalent is also available.
Please apply now or email Derrick.Codling@reed.com.
All roles are subject to strict police vetting and right to work checks