Rank - Police Constable ; High Harm Perpetrator Unit

Posted on 23rd Mar 2021

Rank - Police Constable ; High Harm Perpetrator Unit

Vacancy Information

Division / Department - Forcewide
Status - Full Time
Contract Type - Permanent
Rank - Police Constable

The Role

Job Role/ Purpose

1. To make Surrey the safest county it can be. Particularly in the management of Registered Sex Offenders, Violent offenders managed under the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), IOM identified nominals and other offenders identified through the HHPU referral process.

2. By Pursuing offenders to prevent and detect crime; protecting vulnerable people and Preventing crime and Disorder. In particular by working to prevent Registered Sex Offenders reoffending, breaching their Notification Requirements. Ensuring compliance of terms of their Orders – such as SHPOs (Sexual Harm Prevention Order) and SCPO’s (Serious Crime Prevention Order), identifying day to day activities and early offending behaviours and working closely with partners across the spectrum including probation, housing and mental health.

Key Responsibilities

1. Key Accountabilities

1. Using the IOM definition to identify suitable offenders and to work with them to address their offending behaviors;

2. To undertake assessments (IOM Matrix) and provide interventions (7 pathways) as appropriate in order to reduce offending;

3. To undertake a risk assessment of all Registered Sex Offenders (including potentially dangerous offenders) in order to professionally assess and monitor their current threat levels and to formulate an effective individual Risk Management Plan designed to mitigate identified risks.

4. To visit all newly registered sex offenders in their homes to confirm compliance with part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, to ensure that all the details are correct.

5. To maintain the VISOR database in respect of all offenders living on the cluster, and ensure NICHE has relevant up to date information.

6. To regularly visit and monitor registered sex offenders in order to assess whether the identified risk changes. This includes maintaining a good knowledge and understanding of technology used by offenders and monitoring where appropriate their online behaviour, by installing approved software to their devices.

7. To take proactive measures to ensure the risk posed by all Registered Sex Offenders and High Harm Perpetrators is appropriately identified and managed.

8. To proactively gather information and intelligence in relation to the offenders managed by the HHPU.

9. To work closely with and prepare individual reports to assist in the decision making of agencies including the CPS, Courts, Probation Service, Local Authority Housing Teams, Housing Providers, Drug Treatment Agencies and the Benefits Agency.

10. To advise colleagues within other policing teams of High Harm Offenders within the cluster’s area and to formulate briefing slides and trigger plans where necessary;

11. To actively support and assist other officers in the Safeguarding Investigation Unit and Criminal Investigation Department as appropriate, including research of ViSOR and assist others to appropriately seek relevant Orders through the Force Solicitor and the Courts.

12. To work in partnership with other Responsible Authorities and Duty to Cooperate agencies involved in the MAPPA process to ensure all the risk posed by all categories of offenders are appropriately managed. To attend and provide input to Level2 and Level3 MAPPA meetings (with supervisors) and implement actions from these meetings.

13. To actively engage and participate in the IOM panel meetings

14. To pursue and reinforce policies in relation to Equal Opportunities and diversity, promoting professional standards and Force values, intervening when necessary.

Skills & Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

1. Sound knowledge of criminal law and procedure, in particular relating to sexual offences, and Part 2 of the Sex Offences Act 2003.

2. Good working knowledge of the Force policy on the management of Registered Sex Offenders, potentially dangerous offenders and high profile offenders. Demonstrable sound investigative experience in criminal investigation techniques, particularly in sensitive situations.

3. Good interpersonal skills in order to communicate at all levels.

4. To demonstrate tact and understanding and be able to discuss sensitive matters openly.

5. The ability to produce clear, accurate reports and correspondence including those for CPS, Court, probation service and other agencies involved in the management of offenders.

6. Is able to demonstrate an innovative, flexible and enthusiastic approach to a developing area of police work within the HHPU.

7. The ability to set priorities and manage time effectively, working with the minimum of supervision.

8. Recognition of strengths and weaknesses in oneself and the willingness to take on objectives aimed at personal development.

9. Good working knowledge of digital media, in particular the ability to operate devices, completion of Charter submissions and comprehension of DFT reports.

Contact Details

DI Charlotte Lindsay 40287 - Staines Police Station
DS Heather Jenkins 40235 - Staines Police Station
PS Chris Smith 2003 - Staines Police Station

DI Simon Driver 4771 - Guildford Police Station - 8th Floor
DS Guy Hookway 4815 - Guildford Police Station - 8th Floor
DS Matt Moores 4853 - Guildford Police Station - 8th Floor

DI Vicky Preston 1294 - Reigate Police Station
DS Hilary Squire 1872 - Reigate Police Station
PS Eddie Adderley 3387 -Reigate Police Station

Additional Information

It is really important that you inform and seek support from your line manager of your intention to submit an application for this role as this allows for sufficient resource planning. Failure to inform your line manager may result in a delay in a release dates being agreed.

Following submission of your application you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application attached. Occasionally emails from this address can fall into spam/junk folders so please ensure this is checked regularly. You may wish to consider adding noreply@surreysussexpolice.as.recruitmail.com to your address/contact list to ensure you receive all communications.

Please note that not all jobs are available for internal candidates across both Forces, the current agreed recruitment principles are;
- vacancies in collaborated units are available to all officers and staff across both Forces
- vacancies in non-collaborated units are only available to officers and staff within the Force with the vacancy unless it is advertised externally. If the vacancy is advertised externally and an officer or member of staff from the other Force is success it will result in a transfer of employment.

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Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It's really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we'll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service.

We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.

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