TR06 Transferees - Detective Constables/Trainee Investigator/Police Constables - Safeguarding


Posted on 6th Aug 2021

TR06 Transferees - Detective Constables/Trainee Investigator/Police Constables - Safeguarding

Transferee Detective Constables/Trainee Investigators /Police Constables

Permanent vacancy and to create a succession plan

West Yorkshire Police have completed a force wide Safeguarding review and secured an uplift of 65 constable roles across all five district Safeguarding units to improve our service to vulnerable victims across the county.

We invite applications from Detective Constables, Trainee Investigators and Police Constables who aspire to complete the ICIDP programme. You must have completed your probationary period and have a satisfactory PDR, if applicable, by the closing date of the advert.

West Yorkshire Police are committed to protecting vulnerable people by providing bespoke investigation teams that focus on Child Protection, Adult Protection and combatting Domestic abuse. We seek officers who want to develop their investigative skills in demanding and rewarding roles in the following three areas:

Child Safeguarding Investigation Teams (CSIT)
You will undertake serious and complex investigations in relation to children in:
• Recent and non-recent serious sexual offences against children
• Child neglect
• Serious assaults and non-accidental injuries to children where people with parental responsibility are implicated
• Offences committed in positions of trust against children
In addition, you will be able to:
• Work well with partner agencies
• Provide district officers with guidance and advice around child safeguarding issues
You must have the aptitude and ambition to complete the SCAIDP course and portfolio – 40 hours of protected time is offered to all officers to complete their portfolios.

DS Askew from CSIT in Kirklees states “I have worked in the unit since 2008 and I have never wanted to leave. The department consistently achieves lengthy custodial sentences for perpetrators of child abuse. In Kirklees alone we have reached over 200 years of custodial sentences in the last year. The work is so varied, and every day can be a different challenge. We do the work for the victims and to protect future victims from suspects that harm children. I have never been bored despite my length of time in the department and look forward to coming into work every day.”

Adult Safeguarding Investigation Teams (ASIT)
The successful candidate will be required to undertake serious and complex investigations in relation to adults in the following areas:
• Rape and Serious sexual offences
• Adult victims subjected to abuse within a care home setting
• Vulnerable adults lacking capacity subjected to abuse
• Victims of honour-based abuse
• Human Trafficking and modern-day slavery
• Domestic abuse*
In addition, you will be able to:
• Work effectively with partner agencies
• Provide district officers with guidance and advice around adult safeguarding issues
*Calderdale and Wakefield districts have combined Adult and Domestic Abuse Investigation Teams (ADAIT)

DS Nicola Hewitt from Wakefield ADAIT says “Back in 2017 I started in safeguarding as a trainee investigator and as a newly qualified DS I requested to come back. Safeguarding is so much more than domestic violence; it is providing a voice for vulnerable adults and children. It’s having the ability to put a stop to years of terror, unnecessary suffering and being part of an effective support network for victims from all walks of life.
Every day brings with it new challenges which will advance your skill set enabling you to conduct successful prosecutions against perpetrators. Safeguarding is without a doubt the most rewarding department that you will ever have the opportunity to work in and make the most difference.”

Domestic Abuse Investigation Teams (DAIT)
The successful candidate will be required to undertake serious and complex investigations in relation to domestic abuse offences in the following areas:
• Section 18 assaults
• Sexual offences
• Public Order offences
• Honour-based violence
• Domestic servitude
In addition, you will be able to:
• Work effectively with partner agencies
• Provide district officers with guidance and advice around adult safeguarding issues

DS Rebekah Tester says “I have worked in Leeds DAT since transferring to the Force in 2020 and I have been hugely impressed with the work that the department does and the results that have been achieved. We investigate a wide range of offences. In my team alone we have had a number of charges and convictions for kidnapping, arson and GBH. Many of the domestic abusers, that have been processed by my team, have received significant custodial sentences. The work DAIT carry out around evidence led prosecutions has successfully safeguarded many vulnerable victims and their families. I am hugely proud of my team, the work they do and the results they achieve.

The intention is that all investigation teams are working towards implementing agile working over the next 2 years.

Your application form should also include why you are applying for the post and evidence why you believe you are suitable and include any preference for role or district posting.

Appointment will be subject to the standard transfer application process; interview and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Applications will be considered after the point of submission. The latest application process will close on 30th June 2022 at 23:55 hours.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last 5 years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser). This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form.

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