Force Crime and Incident Registrar Audit Officer

31095.00 - 32907.00 GBP Annual + GBP31095 – GBP32907/annum
12 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Force Crime and Incident Registrar Audit Officer

Hindlip, Worcestershire


Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Tuesday 26th February 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th March 2019 based at Hindlip, Worcestershire

A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.

The main purpose of the role is working under the direction of the Audit and Assurance Supervisor for the delivery of independent audit and inspection concerning the accuracy and integrity of data held on operational and organisational systems.

Act as an advocate for a victim focused service ensuring the Victims Code of Practice is complied with, thereby ensuring enhanced trust and confidence in the police service.

Main Responsibilities:
Conduct audits and inspection and research police information systems concerning crime, incident and personal data using agreed methodology. To identify and deal with conflicts arising concerning the accuracy and integrity for Home Office Counting Rules (HOCR), National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS), National Standard for Incident Recording (NSIR), Data Protection Act Part 2 (audit), Management of Police Information (MoPI), Freedom of Information (FOI) and Investigation of Crime policies.

Communicate the key principles to be followed for correctly recording information held on force systems ensuring working practices and procedures are in accordance with APP and force policies. Audit findings to be translated into recommendations and action plans for continuous improvement.

Assess the information from the audits and produce written reports containing analysis and findings and make risk assessed recommendations for improvement around emerging themes.

Engage with officers from a range of business areas in a constructive and supportive manner, being prepared to challenge where necessary, ensuring audit findings are addressed and acted upon in accordance with force polices, thus tasking remedial action and making improvements to protect the Force's reputation around data integrity and the data protection.

Provide specialist advice, knowledge and guidance on national standards and relevant legislation to assist users at all levels to develop awareness and understanding, promoting compliance, accuracy and integrity. Assist business system owners with the development and maintenance of effective information systems, practices and procedures.

Undertake a range of research activities that require analysis skills and identification and collection of relevant data using research techniques within a range of business systems (including Command and Control systems and Crime Recording systems) in both Forces.

To attend internal meetings, including deputising for the Audit and Assurance Supervisor where required, to contribute to the development and resolution of emerging risks, issues and trends.

To maintain intranet websites with relevant up to date material, having regard for information published by the College of Policing and changes to national standards and relevant legislation.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

Educated to A Level / NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

A sound knowledge of audit and inspection methodology and quality assurance systems.

Knowledge of Home Office Counting Rules, National Crime Recording Standard, National Standard for Incident Recording, Data Protection Act audit, Management of Police Information, Freedom of Information and other relevant legislation (e.g. Criminal Law, Common Law, Civil Law).

Significant experience of audit and inspection activity including collecting, researching and analysing a wide range of data and information, the development of risk assessed recommendations and the presenting of findings in an appropriate format.

Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a high, varied workload.

Experience of applying Home Office Counting Rules, National Crime Recording Standard and the National Standard for Incident Recording and/or Data Protection Act, Management of Police Information and Freedom of Information legislation.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, having the ability to challenge where appropriate in order to meet organisational objectives.

Competent in the use of IT, including Microsoft Office.

Good organisation skills to plan and co–ordinate compliance and develop relevant improvement plans in accordance with national standards and legislation.

Ability to work with managers to identify training and development needs and potential changes to working practices, identified through the audit & inspection process.

Research and investigation skills, and attention to detail.

Special Conditions:
Exposure to disturbing/unpleasant images or tasks.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks

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