Evidential Property Clerk

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Full Time
Estates & Facilities Management
Bristol, Kenneth Steele House- BS2 0TQ, Keynsham, Police Centre- BS31 1SX
SC 4

£24,921 - £27,351

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

01/03/2024, 12:00

Are you looking for a new, challenging opportunity where you can make a difference?

If you are a team player with excellent attention to detail and can work in a highly confidential environment, then we want to hear from you.

We have a vacancy for an Evidential Property Clerk within our Estates & Facilities Department. The purpose of the role is to safely receive, store and dispose of evidential and found property items held by Avon and Somerset Police. You will work in conjunction with the officer managing the case for it to be returned to the rightful owner or disposed of in line with Force procedural guidance and policy.

Every person that works for us, is in some way supporting and serving the community we represent. Each day brings you new challenges and decision making and your learning and development will be ongoing within the department. This is a role that will give you the opportunity to support investigators in bringing offenders to justice and keeping our communities safe.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Receiving and safely storing all items of seized or evidential property, including illicit or controlled drugs, ballistic items, cash and associated material.
  • Accurately recording details on relevant database systems.
  • Providing advice, guidance and operational support via phone, email and face to face, in relation to the seizure and retention of evidence.
  • Producing transaction reports for investigating departments and teams.
  • Assisting in the decision making process regarding the retention and disposal of property.
  • Working across all Force property stores or transporting goods between locations within the Force area during duty time and using force vehicles, if required by the department for business reasons.

Skills and experience required:

  • Good customer services skills, dealing with a variety of people both face to face and over the phone.
  • Experience of dealing with and ability to defuse situations where conflict may arise.
  • Proven skills in accuracy and attention to detail with experience of working within a confidential environment with an understanding of data protection principles.
  • Computer literacy skills, both Microsoft and bespoke packages and databases.
  • Experience of keeping and monitoring records.
  • An awareness of manual handling and health and safety when lifting moving items, however full training will be given.

What we can offer you:

  • A package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits to support whatever stage of life you're in, including:
  • Continuous professional development
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance scheme offering help through counselling services, legal advice, fitness advice, personal coaching and health assessment
    Staff discount scheme for savings on shopping, days out, sporting events, holidays

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

We currently have two positions available. 

1 X Full time permanent role based at Bristol Keneth Steele House.

1 X Full time permanent role based at Keynsham Police Centre.

Does this sound like the role for you?  Click on the apply button below

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Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

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This vacancy is closed to applications.