PS/820/H Virtual Court Detention Officer

Location: Stevenage
Role: Police Staff
Department: Joint Operational Support
Closing Date: 30-05-18
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Virtual Court Detention Officer.

This role involves working as part of the Digital Justice Team to ensure the efficient operation of Virtual Courts across Beds, Cambs and Herts (BCH). This work is vital to effectively bring offenders to justice.

You will facilitate and coordinate the hearing of Remand and Short Bail cases via video link from Custody sites across BCH and liaise with the Court Service and other Criminal Justice partners to ensure this is done as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Virtual Court Officers will be based in a designated Custody Suite, however will occasionally be expected to provide Virtual Court cover across the tri-force area as required. The post holder's base will be determined according to the successful applicant's home force.
As the role is based in a custody environment it is a uniformed position and successful applicants will be required to undergo a physical fitness test as part of mandatory Personal Safety Training.

Virtual Court Detention Officers will be line managed by the BCH Virtual Court Supervisor.

The post offers and requires a degree of flexibility as it necessarily reflects the working hours of the court. At present this does not require a shift pattern, however as the use of Virtual Court is developed nationally it is likely to do so at some point in the future.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Carl Crampton (BCH Virtual Court Supervisor) on 07710 764884.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the three competencies below and the entry requirements:

• We are emotionally aware
• We are collaborative
• We analyse critically

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section. It is strongly recommended that you read the attached guide to completing a competency based application.

Please note, if you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against additional competencies and the entry requirements stipulated in the role profile.

Police Staff at risk of redundancy are given priority for all vacant posts. Any individuals in a redeployment situation who are interested in applying for this role please contact your nominated HR Project Officer as soon as possible. Redeployee's only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements.

Police Officers who accept an offer of a Police Staff role will need to retire as an Officer and if they are currently on the 30+ Scheme, will need to leave that Scheme.

Police Officers considering retirement and being re-employed as Police Staff are required to read the attached Briefing Note as it contains important tax information regarding retirement and pension payments.

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