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Bail information officer - Manchester magistrates - OP1 XX

Bail information officer


Postholders will undertake a full range of work with defendants and stakeholders, utilising BIS processes and practice directions to produce quality, factual and objective reports in preparation for court hearings (Magistrate and Crown Courts) where release on bail is being considered.

The job holder will work collaboratively across prison establishments and Magistrate Courts in a designated BIS region and duties will be centrally allocated.

Reports will be delivered both written in advance of hearings or verbally to the court on the day depending on site location.

BIS Bail Information Officers (BIO) provide courts with a full Bail Information Report or verbal delivery (in courts) containing summarised, verified information relating to the defendant, including an overview of risk and safeguarding.
The report can also suggest effective bail packages to support the court to safely release defendants on bail, including referrals to CAS 2 Accommodation and/or other Support Services, in addition to checks for both curfew and GPS Electronic Monitoring options.

LOCATION: Durham, North East
HOURS: 37 hours
PAY RATE: £18.00 - £20.07 (Depending on experience)

Full Job Description
, Responsible for preparing for written or verbal delivery- bail information reports

, Interview defendants held in court and in Prison establishments, either in person or via Video Link, to gather information relevant to bail applications.

Verifying information provided wherever possible.

, Ensure proposed accommodation availability checks are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

, Extract and interpret information relating to defendants from available systems and databases.

Including where available NDelius, the Digital Prison System (DPS) and the Offender Assessment System (OASys).

Identify previous offending behaviour and instances of non-compliance as well as previous engagement with Probation supervision.

Liaising with Community Offender Managers where applicable.

, Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders involved with BIS.

Obtaining information relevant to the defendant and their application for release on bail.

This will include, but is not limited to, solicitors, Probation Service, mental health teams, substance misuse services, and court staff.

, Ensure referrals to community organisations for defendants are completed to assist in addressing any identified support needs and to access ongoing support if released on bail.

If you are interested in this role please can you contact Andy at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208962 or email

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 6 months +
  • Rate: £18.00 - £20.07 per hour + DOE
  • Location: City Of Manchester, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Contact: Andrew Quinney
  • Tel: 01772 208962
  • Fax: 01772 471473
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2023-03-20 15:02:50 -

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