Decision Maker & Court Presentation Officer

York - Athena House (Clifton Moor)
Full Time

Do you have a passion for Criminal Justice? Can you work independently and manage high volume cases? Would you be confident to present case offences in Court?

 Decision Maker & Court Presentation Officer 

1 x Permanent

2 x Fixed Term Contracts until December 2020

Working hours: Standard office hours, Full time Mon- Thurs 8.30- 17.00 and Fri 8.30- 16.30

Scale 5/6 £23,235-£28,023


Our Criminal Justice Department are looking for passionate, driven and confident individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills to represent our Prosecution Team. We currently have a permanent full time position and fixed term contracts until December 2020 available.

The post holders will play a crucial part in deciding on the action to be taken in relation to files submitted to the Prosecution Team. The successful candidate will ensure files meet the evidential and public interest test set out in the code for Crown Prosecutors and also present relevant cases in Court, ensuring appropriate case progression.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To check all files submitted to the Prosecution Team in order to decide upon the disposal of the case in accordance with national and force policies.


  • To identify those documents to be disclosed to the defendant in respect of specified cases, in order to ensure that all administration can be completed and cases are dealt with expeditiously at court


  • To prepare all case papers prior to attending court, liaising with court over the workload listing and any queries relating to the cases


  • Attend court to present all specified offence cases, dealing with legal arguments, liaising with attendees at court over potential trial issues, resulting case files including disqualifications, arranging trials and adjourned dates


  • To act as a ‘gatekeeper’ in relation to referrals to CPS under statutory charging guidelines


  • To provide a resource of expertise in order to advise and support operational officers on file content, investigation and prosecution matters, by maintaining an up to date knowledge of criminal / road traffic law, attending courses and seminars where necessary

The Person

  • You will have proven demonstrable experience of the Criminal Justice System. Members of the Institute of Legal Executives or possessing a Law Degree including specialism in criminal law would be advantageous

  • Knowledge of Criminal and Road Traffic Legislation
  • You will possess excellent communication, interpersonal skills and demonstrate a real attention to detail

  • You will have the ability to work on your own initiative as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities and work quickly to tight time constraints

  • A sound awareness of file standards in accordance with the National Manual of Guidance for file preparation is essential to the role

  • Applicants must be flexible to travel to alternative locations to attend court and adhere to court listings

The benefits

You’ll work for an organisation that cares about the well-being of its personnel, and actively supports people so they can perform to their best at work.

In addition, NYP offers a range of benefits including:

  • Flexible and agile working

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Support for further professional development

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Upbeat – Access to a fantastic range of exclusive discounts on well-known online and high street retailers

  • Unison is the recognised Trade union within NYP and there are also a number of other Inclusion and Diversity support networks.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 17th February 2020.

This opportunity is closed to applications.