Police Staff Investigator
Full Time (37 Hours) - Temporary
£28,725 -£32,673 per annum
Closing date: Friday 23 April 2021 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: C908a on application form
Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services Department are working to strengthen their approach to young people who are within or on the edge of the care system. As part of their ambitious plans, they are working closely with North Yorkshire County Council to adopt and adapt their pioneering No Wrong Door – Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme, which will be known in Norfolk as New Roads. This will bring together a team of specialists through a central hub, to work with young people experiencing complex journeys and will combine short term residential care placements and edge of care support through a range of specialist and wrap-around services.
Norfolk Constabulary will be at the heart of this approach with a New Roads Police Liaison Officer being embedded in the multi-agency team at each location. The role will involve working with partners on a daily basis to understand risk, share information and contribute to the safeguarding of some of our most vulnerable young people.
The successful candidates will be part of the Multi-Agency Child Exploitation (MACE) Team but will be based within the residential hubs themselves. This will help to ensure strong relationships both within the team and with the young people themselves.
This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting new service, connecting and engaging with young people in order to safeguard them from harm and support them to achieve the best possible outcomes in life.
The successful applicants will be self-motivated, dynamic and will display an ability to work on their own initiative. They will also have the skills to work in a collaborative manner as part of a multi-agency team to deliver an excellent quality of service to vulnerable members of our community.
Applicants should provide evidence against each of the following essential and desirable criteria, using no more 250 words for each one.
It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:
Experience of conducting investigations / enquiries or demonstrate the ability to quickly develop the required skills
Experience of engaging with members of the public
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team
Demonstrate the ability to use own initiative
Demonstrable basic digital skills including a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
Full driving licence and the ability to travel and work in remote locations as required
It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:
Experience of working on a multi-agency basis (e.g. with Children’s Services, Health etc)
Evidenced ability to communicate with adults or children with vulnerabilities or complex needs
Experience of working within a policing environment
Hours of work are 0800 to 1600 hrs Monday to Friday. This post is offered on a temporary basis (three year contract).
Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.
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.
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 [email protected].