Court Presentation Officer (Fixed Term Contract)
Fixed Term Contract until 7th January 2022
Thames Valley Police have assumed responsibility of presenting low level traffic offences and Domestic Violence Protection Notices in the magistrates’ court. The main purpose of the role will be presenting the cases in court, in traffic cases manage individuals attending court, cross examine exceptional hardship disqualification matters and manage contested matters, where necessary referring them to the Crown Prosecution Service.
You will be managing daily court listings ensuring cases meet prosecution and evidential standards and are prepared for presentation. You will be required to present case facts in context and respond to mitigation, legal arguments and liaise with defendants or interested parties at court over potential trial issues or procedures. After court you’ll manage file upgrade requests, feedback and outcomes on databases and systems. You will need to build good working relationships and provide feedback with internal and external agencies such as Crown Prosecution Service, Defence and Officers.
You will need to demonstrate significant verbal and written presentation skills together with strong interpersonal skills including negotiation and influencing. Experience of effective decision making and an ability to work as part of a team is essential to meet deadlines in the face of unrealistic demands. Excellent planning and organisation skills are also required identifying issues promptly and managing them (complicated cases).
You will be required to demonstrate relevant experience and proven skills in the criminal justice arena and good knowledge of crime, traffic and court procedures. Also, an understanding of relevant legislation as it applies to the role. Strong MS Office IT skills are required, including Word and Excel and experience of working with databases. You will mainly present at Oxford Magistrates Court but you must be capable of travelling to locations in Thames Valley and Hampshire. Depending on court workloads you occasionally will be required to work unsociable hours and for this reason a full UK licence is required.
As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.
If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department at RecruitmentPoliceStaff@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting reference 17806. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible.
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The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 16th May 2021.
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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
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