Helping those without a voice to give their evidence.
Registered Intermediaries (RIs) are used in criminal proceedings to assist vulnerable witnesses communicate their evidence to the police and in court. A witness might need the help of an RI because of their age, or a learning, mental or physical disability or disorder. The work can be challenging but immensely rewarding, and an RI can often be the difference between a witness being able to give their best evidence or not.
The Ministry of Justice is looking to recruit around 50 RIs to their Registered Intermediary Scheme to provide support in the police force areas of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Thames Valley. You must live in or near this area (a neighbouring police force area) to be eligible, not meeting this requirement could result in your application being withdrawn.
After successful completion of training and assessment, you will be self-employed and your details added to a database. Cases will be offered to you from the police and Crown Prosecution Service based on the communication requirements of the witness and you will be required to commit to a minimum of 24 days a year to the role.