Assistant Court Presentation Officer - Remote Working

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

Surrey Surrey

United Kingdom

Government
(No Timezone Provided)

The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

We are looking for a dynamic, resilient and innovative individual to work as a full time Assistant Court Presentation Officer in our highly motivated and effective Court Presentation Team linked to Surrey's Inclusion Service.

The Inclusion Service discharge the Local Authority's statutory role in enforcing school attendance. The role of the Court Presentation Team is to ensure effective delivery of statutory services countywide in consultation with the Area Inclusion Managers. The Team will deliver training, advice and support to all Inclusion Service staff on the court processes and the rules of evidence. The Court Presentation Team act as the prosecutor and presenting officer at Magistrates Courts for the Local Authority in matters relating to school attendance. In this role you will promote and develop effective liaison with key court staff as well working collaboratively with Service Managers and schools.

You will work within a small team that is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key partners. You will work closely with the Area Inclusion Managers in developing the practice of the Inclusion Service, ensuring that the quality of case work is consistent and stands up to legal tests. You will also work to develop an evidence based training offer to Inclusion Officers, schools and Magistrates to support consistent practice.

This is a key role in ensuring that the delivery of services around improving school attendance in Surrey are supportive, consistent and in the public interest.

To be shortlisted for interview for this position, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence the following:

  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the statutory requirement for school attendance and DFE guidance, Court systems, processes and protocol
  • Ability to produce clear and concise summaries of evidence
  • Practical knowledge of IT systems
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency setting
  • Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and the ability to interpret the relevance in this role

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

This advert closes at 23:59 on 8th October 2021. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Catherine Jones on or by email at . We look forward to receiving your application.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Assistant Court Presentation Officer - Remote Working

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

Surrey Surrey

United Kingdom

Government

(No Timezone Provided)

The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

We are looking for a dynamic, resilient and innovative individual to work as a full time Assistant Court Presentation Officer in our highly motivated and effective Court Presentation Team linked to Surrey's Inclusion Service.

The Inclusion Service discharge the Local Authority's statutory role in enforcing school attendance. The role of the Court Presentation Team is to ensure effective delivery of statutory services countywide in consultation with the Area Inclusion Managers. The Team will deliver training, advice and support to all Inclusion Service staff on the court processes and the rules of evidence. The Court Presentation Team act as the prosecutor and presenting officer at Magistrates Courts for the Local Authority in matters relating to school attendance. In this role you will promote and develop effective liaison with key court staff as well working collaboratively with Service Managers and schools.

You will work within a small team that is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key partners. You will work closely with the Area Inclusion Managers in developing the practice of the Inclusion Service, ensuring that the quality of case work is consistent and stands up to legal tests. You will also work to develop an evidence based training offer to Inclusion Officers, schools and Magistrates to support consistent practice.

This is a key role in ensuring that the delivery of services around improving school attendance in Surrey are supportive, consistent and in the public interest.

To be shortlisted for interview for this position, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence the following:

  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the statutory requirement for school attendance and DFE guidance, Court systems, processes and protocol
  • Ability to produce clear and concise summaries of evidence
  • Practical knowledge of IT systems
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency setting
  • Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and the ability to interpret the relevance in this role

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

This advert closes at 23:59 on 8th October 2021. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Catherine Jones on or by email at . We look forward to receiving your application.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.