21 Mar

Property Officer Colchester Police Station Jobs Vacancy at Kent Police And Essex Colchester

Property Officer Colchester Police Station
Kent Police And Essex
Colchester ENG
21 Mar, 2018 30+ days ago

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Property Officer Colchester Police Station Jobs Vacancy at Kent Police And Essex Colchester Jobs Details:

Based at Colchester Police Station your role will be assisting with the administration and storage in respect of lost,

found and miscellaneous property, including evidential items to support cases being investigated.

As the post holder you will ensure that all items of property entering police possession are accurately recorded on

to the Property Management computer system and securely stored having regard to any possible hazards.

You must be able to demonstrate knowledge and use of one or more IT packages and an understanding of the

importance in keeping data safe.

You will also be responsible for the disposal of the property in accordance with Force policy.

Attention to detail, accuracy and compliance with relevant documentation, legislation and working practices are

essential in this important operational support role.

You must have a proven ability to problem solve, taking responsibility for you own action and referring to policy

and procedure as required.

You will be working in a small team and should be able to show that you can work cooperatively with others,

providing help and support when needed.

Our customers come from a range of different backgrounds and you need to demonstrate an ability to treat others

with respect and to remain calm in the face of provocation.

There are some exciting changes planned for the Property function so you will need to show that you are open to

changing ideas and are able to review your own work in order to provide continuous improvement.

The position involves lifting items with aids where appropriate and handling dangerous items for storage e.g.

drugs, firearms.

Please provide evidence of the following essential and desirable criteria in your application:

  • Analyse Critically – Proven ability to problem solve, referring to policy and procedure as required
  • Collaborative – Experience of working cooperatively with others providing help and support when needed
  • Emotionally Aware – Ability to remain calm in the face of provocation. Treat others with respect
  • Take Ownership – Must demonstrate an ability to take responsibility for your own actions.
  • Innovative and Open-minded – Show that you are open to changing ideas and perceptions and able to
review your own work to look for continuous improvement

  • Management of Police Information – Must be able to show an understanding of the importance in keeping
data safe and how this is achieved

  • Office Technology – Demonstrate a knowledge and use of one or more of IT packages
The deadline for applications is 1600hrs on the closing date.

If you require any assistance or further information regarding this opportunity please contact Essex Police

recruitment on 101 Ext 166166 or alternatively email recruitment@essex.pnn.police.uk

This post is open to British citizens, nationals of the EEA or commonwealth citizens who have no time limit on their

stay in the UK, and who have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years. Essex Police is an equal

opportunities employer. Communications with Essex Police may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

Property Officer (Colchester Police Station)

Main Purpose of Role

Administer property on behalf of Police officers and the organisation to ensure property is stored, recorded and

disposed of appropriately in accordance with force policy.

Personal Qualities and Skills

Person specification


Experience of working with others, good interpersonal and communication skills and being methodical.


Experience of working with members of the public, and the ability to deal with unpleasant exhibits.



Good numeric and literacy ability, working knowledge of computer packages, ability to lift and move property with

the appropriate aids, (subject to management vetting)

Vetting clearance is a pre-requisite of employment in designated posts and the post holder will be subject to

management vetting assessment every 7 years. National security vetting clearances are reviewed every 10 years.

Main Responsibilities

Receive lost, found and detained property items and enter details onto the Property Management System in order

to enable the appropriate cataloguing of items in accordance with policy.

Review property entries to Property Management System in order to identify property for disposal.

Clear Property Holding Store on a daily basis of detained property to appropriate main store to ensure property is

stored safely and in accordance with force policy.

Check all detained property is recorded correctly on Property Management System to ensure property is dealt with,

stored and banked in accordance with force policy.

Arrange appropriate disposal of property with outside agencies in accordance with force policy to maintain storage


Arrange timely return of any Found Property to the rightful owner once investigation is complete to ensure

compliance with force policy.

September 2014


Management Vetting required.



Emotionally Aware Level 1

I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different

perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage

the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might

affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the

value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by

others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express

themselves clearly.

Analyse Critically Level 1

I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in

information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or

relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using

learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary

before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and

using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about

the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.

Collaborative Level 1

I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am

approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to

know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address

their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear

and appropriate in my communications.

Deliver, Support and Inspire Level 1

I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand

how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to

deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the

best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the

best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of

resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and

external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best

interests of the public and the police service.

Innovative and Open-minded Level 1

I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with

colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I continually reflect on my own

way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to

change, being flexible as the need arises whilst encouraging others to do the same. Whilst I learn from my

experiences I do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.

Take Ownership Level 1

I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service

excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I

recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I

give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own

actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to

rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for

development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.


Impartiality Accredited

I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone

fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their

views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value

everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective

decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information,

where appropriate.

Integrity Accredited

I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I

demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my

organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose

behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and

responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity.

I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and

not for personal benefit.

Public Service Accredited

I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide

the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I

adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate

and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with

them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in

delivering services.

Transparency Accredited

I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am

clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for

development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise

the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others

accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality


Technical Competencies

Ensure appropriate handling 1002 - Operational Support

1002 - Ensure appropriate handling and storage of property - Operational Support - Handle lost or seized

property appropriately, complying with legislation and organisational policy. Preserve the integrity of property.

Dispose of unclaimed, forfeited, or seized property in line with organisational policy.

Gather information to support action 1042 - Managing the Organisation

1042 - Gather information to support action - Managing the Organisation - Gather information from a range of

sources in order to support action. Ensure the information is obtained ethically and in accordance with relevant

legislation and policy.

Health & Safety Level 3

Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes

responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to

line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling


Information Management & Technology Level 4

Can conduct basic computer searches and can correctly interpret data generated. Can create and amend records,

according to role requirement. Knows established rules and protocols. Understands impact of data quality, and is

self-monitoring on data quality issues.

Input, retrieve and present data 1005 - Administrative Support

1005 - Input, retrieve and present data using a computer - Administrative Support - Enter information correctly

using an appropriate computer system, in accordance with legislative requirements and Force policy. Retrieve and

present information in a suitable format and supply to relevant personnel.

Know. of Police Environment & Policy Level 3

Has a basic awareness of current policing issues, the environment in which Kent Police and / or Essex Police

operate and developments in the way the County is policed. Possesses sufficient knowledge of the roles of the

various Areas / Departments, organisation structures and police systems to operate effectively. Understands

appreciates and adheres to working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role. Familiar with

Force goals and local business plan objectives.

Maintain a record management system 1110 - Administrative Support

1110 - Maintain a record management system - Administrative Support - Record, store and supply information in

accordance with organisational policy and legislative requirements.

Mgmt of Police Information (MOPI) Level 4

Full compliance with level 3. Complies with all relevant security policies and systems operating procedures

relating to national and force bespoke computerised databases and systems e.g. PNC, Genesis, STORM etc. Has

successfully completed all relevant required additional MOPI training packages.

Office Organisation Level 4

Fully conversant with organising an office and able to develop working practices which impact on productivity.

Able to adapt and innovate so that the office environment contributes to increased efficiency and effectiveness.

Can plan and control office activities to meet objectives. Able to prepare and present management information

which facilitates action. Effectively evaluates information/products and makes recommendations on following a

course of action.

Office Technology Level 4

Demonstrates advanced skills in the use of one or more office software products Able to use these packages to

enhance the quality or presentation of work required within the role. Manages data files and file structures.

Provides on the job training and guidance to other staff in the use of specific or specialist software, if required.

Familiar with established IT rules and protocols and shows a good understanding of data protection


Organise and record meetings 1008 - Administrative Support

1008 - Organise and record meetings – Administrative Support - Prepare, organise and record details for

organisational meetings.

Photocopy, present distribute docs 1120 - Administrative Support

1120 - Photocopy, present and distribute documents - Administrative Support - Photocopy and present

documents in an appropriate format, complying with local requirements, legislation and organisational policy.

Process telephone calls 1037 - Managing the Organisation

1037 - Process telephone calls - Managing The Organisation - Process information and enquiries sensitively and

professionally in line with Charter Standards and organisational policy.

Risk Management Level 3

Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post

holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to

communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.

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