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HOLMES Reader/Receiver (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/525
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for an experienced HOLMES Reader/Receiver to work within the Serious and Organised Crime Unit on a full-time basis with a local Police Force

Main purpose of the role:

Receive and read all documentation entering the Major Incident Room indicate any content to be indexed on Messages, Electronic Transmissions, House to House (HtoH) questionnaires, personal descriptive forms (PDFs), any bespoke questionnaires and any Action result text, in order to check that it has been correctly completed, assess whether fast-track actions should be raised and to be totally up to date with the state of the enquiry. The post holder will also be expected to perform other HOLMES functions, such as Exhibits Officer and Disclosure Officer and perform outside investigative duties as required. There will be regular contact with investigating officers to discuss the content of documentation with the officer.

Main responsibilities:

Receive and read returned actions and accompanying documentation from enquiry officers and other documents, assessing documents for security levels, priorities and Government Protective Marking Scheme and prioritising all the documentation which enters the Major Investigation Room, thereby directing the enquiry in accordance with the Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) instructions, in order ensure that the enquiry remains focused, productive and to effectively manage costs.

Receive and assess all documentation and identify all investigative opportunities, raising actions, which would directly lead to the identity of either the suspect or the victim and assist in the successful outcome of the investigation, in order to ensure the efficient and timely progress of the enquiry. This will include assessing the initial priority given to a document, revising if necessary and forwarding all marked up documents to the index section, ensuring that their status has been updated.

Move returned actions to the action complete queue on HOLMES 2, providing an indication of their current location and, when satisfied that an action is complete, indicate this on the action form and forward it for registration together with any accompanying documentation and return all confidential or restricted documents to the enquiry office for safekeeping, ensuring that any copy documentation issued with an action is returned with it, in accordance with GPMS.

Assess actions to eliminate persons, as defined by the SIOs policy, indicating on the action the appropriate elimination code to be entered on the nominal record and inform the action manager of any actions which may be pended or suggested for referral, in order to ensure that enquiries can be effectively focussed and that persons are not inappropriately eliminated from enquiries.

Assess all documentation received for security issues, indicating the marking required under the Government Protective Marking Scheme, forwarding all documents received for registration on the HOLMES system, in order to allow the Major Investigation Room HOLMES staff to progress the enquiry.

Receive and read messages, electronic transmissions and HtoH questionnaires, PDFs and any bespoke questionnaires, raising actions, indicating and underlining those parts of the document to be indexed, maintaining a complete knowledge of the investigation and its direction, advising and updating the SIO, Deputy SIO and Office Manager immediately of any important development(s), giving briefings if required, attending all briefings held by the SIO, in order to ensure relevant lines of enquiry are pursued to achieve a successful
outcome.

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

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