Job Title: Disclosure Officer
Salary: £26,323 to £29,222 plus £2,930 location allowance. You will receive £26,323 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £29,222 will be via incremental progression
Do you have what it takes to join the Met’s in-house Family Disclosure Team?
The Metropolitan Police is proud of the role it plays in policing London, a great capital city with a growing population. In addition to large-scale transformation, there's the unique and ever-evolving challenge of policing London. This means that as a Disclosure Officer there are more opportunities for you to get involved with making London the safest global city in a time of unprecedented change within the UK's largest Police Service
We’re looking for Disclosure Officers to join and advise a service that helps keeps the capital safe. As part of the Family Disclosure Team (FDT), with the Directorate of Legal Services, you will play an active and important role in representing the Met in on-going family proceedings. You will be facilitating the disclosure of information in order to assist the courts in making informed decisions on safeguarding matters.
Working alongside experienced disclosure officers, and with the support of lawyers and administrative staff, you will provide high quality services to a number of local authorities, CAFCASS and private solicitors. The FDT are also responsible for acting as a central point of contact in relation to family disclosure matters for the whole of the Met and will regularly provide advice and assistance to the wider Met colleagues.
As a member of this busy team you will have opportunity to make sure the Met is consistent when dealing with family proceeding requests always judging potential risks that may arise. You will be responsible for managing your own caseload, undertake presentations, meetings and conferences in respect of disclosure issues and procedural changes, and participate in local and national expert working groups.
As part of this, it’s important you can analyse information critically, and communicate effectively. Depending on operational requirements, you may get the chance to deputise for senior members of the team. Plus, based on your experience and performance, you might even get the opportunity to apply for a Senior Disclosure Officer position through grading.
Organised, collaborative and calm under pressure, you’re comfortable working with internal colleagues and external stakeholders, while managing a complex workload. In fact, you’ll come with a ‘can do’ attitude, ready to flourish in a busy and pressurised environment. You’ll also need sound judgement, strong IT skills and a flexible approach to work. While it’s not essential, previous experience of disclosure matters, including relevant legislation and the family court system, would help. However, you must have a background that requires strong attention to detail and accuracy.
To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack and click on the link to complete and submit the online application form. You will also be required to submit a detailed CV and a personal statement (maximum of 500 words).
Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on Tuesday 17th July.
Failure to supply all the relevant documents will result in your application being terminated.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
- We are looking for individuals with a “can-do” attitude and who are completely unfazed by pressure.
- With an ability to carry a varied and heavy caseload you need to be: highly organised, working with minimum supervision, pay great attention to detail and be able to meet tight deadlines which are crucial for this role.
- You should also be able to display sound judgement and analytical skills.
- You will need strong IT skills and be flexible in your approach to work.
- Previoius experience of disclosure matters including relevant legislation and the workings of the family court system will be an advantage but is not essential.
This opportunity is closed to applications.