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INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY; including all permanent and temporary Police Staff, Voluntary Staff, Apprentices in the last 6 months of their apprenticeship, Special Constables and serving/retiring Police Officers wishing to become police staff
Public Protection and Serious Crime Division
£27,432 - £29,331
Shift Allowances/Enhancements/ Additional Info
Enhanced Vetting Required
Advert Please note this vacancy is based at Manchester Town Hall, Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB.
The hours are variable and include Bank holiday working and occasional weekend duties in line with court demands.
Domestic abuse is a devastating crime that shatters the lives of victims and families. Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders (DVPN/O) are civil orders that provide emergency protection to victims of domestic abuse following an incident involving violence, or the threat of violence where the notice/order is necessary.
A DVPN is an emergency notice issued by the police. Because the DVPN is a police-issued notice, it is effective from the time of issue, thereby giving the victim the immediate support they require. Within 48 hours of the DVPN being served on the perpetrator, an application by police to a magistrates' court for a DVPO must be made. A DVPO can prevent the perpetrator from returning to a residence and from having contact with the victim for a period of 14 to 28 days. This allows the victim a degree of breathing space to consider their options with the help of a support agency. Both the DVPN and DVPO detail prohibitions on the perpetrator to manage their behaviour for the duration of the notice/order.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for processing information and preparing court bundles; they will also present evidence in court on behalf of GMP to obtain a Domestic Violence Protection Order.
The successful candidate will be required to retrieve data from relevant computer based sources; mainly Police National Computer and Policeworks.
The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills to liaise with:
• GMP Legal Team regarding contested Domestic Violence Protection Order applications and any breaches of a DVPN/O.
• Victims to inform them of the court result and any prohibitions imposed on the perpetrator by a DVPO, ensuring that any support needs are identified.
• Solicitors and/or Perpetrators regarding the cases.
• Court Ushers regarding workloads and progression of Domestic Violence Protection Order applications.
The successful candidate will also be required to conduct inputs to GMP officers and staff of all ranks and grades in relation to DVPO's, policies and processes, in addition to giving advice to officers and staff about individual DVPN/O's.