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Evidence Purge Assistant

Job Description

Role Overview:

Service Area Solutions is seeking a meticulous and organised individual to join a Police Force in Reading as an Evidence Purge Assistant. The primary purpose of this role is to work with the Evidence Management Unit (EMU) to ensure the proper destruction of property identified for disposal, in strict accordance with current policy and procedures. This role is integral in providing high-quality service to both external and internal customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Property Disposal: Dispose of property in compliance with Evidence Management policies, ensuring all items are searched, checked, and handled safely.
  2. Record Maintenance: Update and maintain accurate records, issuing documents such as transfer sheets to maintain audit trails.
  3. Customer Enquiries: Handle telephone and personal enquiries promptly to maintain departmental service levels.
  4. Evidence Collection: Collect evidence from various locations using the provided van to support local EMUs.
  5. Storage Management: Maintain an efficient storage system in adherence with Health and Safety and COSHH regulations.

Role Requirements:

  • Education: GCSE or equivalent, with excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail and listening skills.
  • Workload Management: Ability to work to deadlines and manage a substantial workload.
  • Problem Solving: Capability to solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Training: Willingness to undertake Manual Handling training.
  • IT Skills: Proficiency in MS Applications, with a willingness to learn new technologies and systems.
  • Travel: Full UK driving licence essential due to the need for flexible working hours and travel across different locations.
  • Experience: Familiarity with Niche and Command and Control systems is desirable.

Additional Information:

  • Work Conditions: The role is physically demanding and requires working in various environmental conditions.
  • Volume: The post holder will typically dispose of around 500 items per week.
  • Lone Working: The role may involve lone working during periods of leave.

Candidates will be required to provide fingerprints and DNA for elimination purposes, which will be held on relevant police databases and removed 12 months after the termination of service.

To Apply:

Please contact Lewis Ashcroft at for more information or to submit your application