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Detective Inspector - IICSA support and partnerships

Moss Way, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Full Time (40 hours) – 2 Year Secondment Opportunity

Detective Inspector

Sunday 25th November 2018, 12 Midnight

Please quote L618a on application form

DI - Support to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse. (Operation Hydrant)

The post is based in Sheffield and London with the opportunity for occasional home working. The post holder must be prepared to travel nationally when required.  The post holder will manage the national policing team established to support the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.  They will be the operational single point of contact for the Inquiry and for all police forces in England and Wales. The post holder will also oversee the operations safeguarding responsibilities, liaise with police forces at a senior level providing chief officers with advice and guidance when necessary, and provide management of the operation’s work with partner agencies and the third sector. Candidates will need to demonstrate excellent diplomacy and have the ability to negotiate and influence at a senior level. Experience within a child safeguarding environment and investigation management is essential.

Applications are open to Detective Inspectors and suitably qualified Detective Sergeants who are supported for temporary promotion by their force.

The successful candidate will manage and work as part of the national Operation Hydrant Team, and oversee the function of support to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. They will be responsible for liaising with other UK Police Forces, devolved authorities and senior government officials, as part of a sensitive national operation to coordinate historic cases of child sexual abuse, and they will manage the operation’s safeguarding and risk assessment responsibilities.

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Extensive UK travel with overnight stay.
  • Located in Sheffield and London but with the opportunity for some home working.
  • A background of child safeguarding and child abuse investigation.
  • The ability to work at a strategic level


It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • PIP 3 qualified
  • Experience working with independent inquiries, reviews or similar
  • Has an understanding of professional standards and complaint and conduct matters.


Hours of work are 40 per week Monday to Friday This post is offered on a 2 year secondment basis.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to below email address quoting vacancy Reference Number: L618a

[email protected]


The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

The role profile should be provided in a .PDF format and is for external use. This means that there should be no ‘chief constable signature’ required.