PS/593/C - SC6 - Vulnerability Focus Desk Tactical Advisor - Protecting Vulnerable People

Posted on 25th Mar 2021
Cambridgeshire Eastern

PS/593/C - SC6 - Vulnerability Focus Desk Tactical Advisor - Protecting Vulnerable People

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Police staff to join the newly formed Vulnerability Focus Desk. Applications are invited from driven and committed individuals with a passion for safeguarding the most vulnerable in our society.  

The desks will be based on the North (at Thorpe Wood, Peterborough) and South (Parkside, Cambridge) of Cambridgeshire and will be managed under the Protecting Vulnerable People directorate.  

The overarching aim of the role is to identify and directly address all forms of vulnerability by providing practical support and advice to front-line officers and staff. Whilst the role will encompass all areas of vulnerability, the main focus will be on Missing Person investigations and Domestic Abuse investigations. Staff on the Focus Desk will need a key eye for identifying and responding to risk and vulnerability – as such, an ability to assess and process incident content and excellent communication skills are essential.  

Key responsibilities will include;  

  • Identification and management of risk through the daily scanning and identification of incidents, investigations, safeguarding referrals and missing person records in order to ensure force-wide vulnerability understanding, awareness and provision.
  • Supporting and directing officers with Missing Person investigations. Assistance will include the provision of advice regarding specialist tactics, management of force systems and family liaison. This will contribute to the improvement of the Constabulary’s Missing Person provision.
  • Supporting and directing arresting officers with practical guidance on matters involving Domestic Abuse vulnerability. This will include providing guidance on completion of child and adult protection referrals, and assisting in civil applications. This will upskill officers and ensure optimal investigative and safeguarding performance.
  • Researching and conducting a twice daily Missing Persons briefing for Constables and Sergeants in order to ensure the dissemination of vital information and best practice to enhance investigative performance.
  • Attendance at daily briefings to support and direct the chair with research requests and prioritisation of areas of vulnerability in order to ensure force-wide understanding of risk and safeguarding opportunities.
  • Supporting and directing officers with Domestic Abuse investigations. Assistance could include safeguarding action plans, perpetrator research and accessing support services in order to enhance our provision of safeguarding support to vulnerable victims of domestic abuse and ensure efficient investigative progression through the criminal justice process.
  • Provision of vulnerability training in partnership with the local Professional Development Units in order to ensure long term force-wide upskilling of staff around safeguarding provision and understanding.
  • Attendance and contribution to the force Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Panel, assuming ownership of action plans for adopted nominals in order to add expertise and tactical insight into the optimal ways to prioritise resource towards highest harm offenders.   

There are 6 vacancies which will be spread equally across the North and South of the county.  

As a part of the application, applicants are required to answer the questions (Maximum 500 Words Each) listed below;  

  • Why do you feel that you would be suitable for this role? (Candidates should detail their experience and any qualifications in the field of Vulnerability as part of their answer)
  • Give an example of how you have identified and addressed vulnerability in either a current or previous role?  

Please contact DI David Savill on if you have advert related query. 

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.  

Internal applicants within Cambridgeshire Constabulary, should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note as a part of your application, you are required to answer the questions mentioned above. 

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide answers to the questions mentioned above. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.  

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide answers to the questions mentioned above. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until a start date is agreed. Redeployee’s should notify the BCH Careers team and their HR Advisor of their application. All applicants will be notified if this occurs.  

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please get in touch with the Recruitment Team via the relevant force inbox, or directly with the manager contact for this role. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

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