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Disclosure Officer (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/524
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for an experienced Disclosure Officer to work within the Serious and Organised Crime Unit on a full-time basis with a local Police Force.

Main purpose of the role:

Support SCD Investigations in assessing and reviewing evidential material to ensure that it complies with the CPIA Legislation, acting as a liaison point between the Department and other agencies and provide guidance on disclosure requirements to relevant Officers and Staff to ensure that standards are adhered to.

Main responsibilities:
Review, examine and assess all material within an investigation including making decisions on the relevancy of such material and scheduling it accordingly, dealing with all aspects of disclosure through to and beyond the trial process ensuring compliance with the Criminal Proceedings and Investigations Act 1996 and other relevant legislation and guidance.
Prepare Disclosure strategy and policy documents highlighting the lines of enquiry, disclosure challenges and recommendations for SIO approval to ensure a professional, proportionate and ethical investigation.
Prepare court papers prioritising responses in order to meet evidential prosecution timescales and operational priorities.
Assess all aspects of the unused material in the investigation including justification for sensitivity classifications attributed to the material ensuring suitable handling and classification of all sensitive material is made and complied with.
Liaise with the CPS in cases where the Defence require access to review disclosure material making suitable arrangements to facilitate this as required in order to progress the case through the judicial system.
Lead on disclosure for the department maintaining a thorough working knowledge of the legislation relevant to the role acting as an advisor and mentor for disclosure and reader functions within Major and Serious Crime so as to ensure all staff are appropriately trained and aware of their responsibilities under CPIA.
Attend court as the Disclosure Officer as requested and to give evidence at trial as required to assist with bringing offenders to justice.

University qualifications will not be taken into account for this position.

If you are interested, please ring Martin Cookson on 01772 208962