Ensure all aspects of the Sexual Offences Act (2003) are adhered to within each hub and within each LPA, undertaking home visits and liaising with other agencies and forces in line with force policy and the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) guidelines.
Undertake risk assessments, risk management plans and make applications for civil orders under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, keeping up to date with stated cases and current best practise and investigate any breaches. Conduct reviews at regular intervals as defined by Risk Assessment as per Force policy and Home Office guidelines in consultation with the ViSOR Supervisor, flagging any issues for review/action
Contribute to and attend all levels of Multi-Agency Public Protection meetings as appropriate, implement actions from these meetings and assist with other multi-agency arrangements as required.
Ensure that ViSOR, Police National Computer (PNC) and other information systems are updated with appropriate information. Maintain up-to-date records on various systems of all registered sex offenders residing within the Hubs/LPA’s.
Provide a point of contact for officers investigating sexual offences and for officers seeking civil orders on conviction (e.g. reviewing MO ((Modus Operandi)) which might be similar to those used by recognised offenders or PDPs (Potentially Dangerous Persons)).
Gather information and intelligence on MAPPA offenders and PDPs, ensuring it is recorded accurately and appropriately on the relevant systems and according to force and national guidelines.
Advise operational personnel on the requirements of relevant legislation, national and force policy. Maintain a good understanding of current legislation, force policy and joint agency protocols that may impact on the hub’s work.
On occasions, accompanied by a police officer, assist with interview of offenders (this is discretionary and must be risk assessed for each interview).
Conduct all necessary enquiries when applications are received under the Child Sex Offences Disclosure Scheme including face to face interviews with applicants, research of police systems, decision making forms and any subsequent disclosure maintaining accurate records as per the Standard Operating Procedure.
Good standard of education including excellent numeracy and literacy skills and committed to maintaining career personal development in relevant legislation.
Recent and relevant experience of managing and directing the public along with excellent communication and problem-solving skills to robustly manage difficult and challenging characters. High levels of inter-personal skills and the ability to deal professionally and assertively with colleagues and senior personnel from partner agencies are essential as well as dealing with offenders. High levels of tact, discretion and diplomacy and the ability to deal with complaints from various sources.
Proven ability to prioritise workload and be well organised. Proven ability to work as part of a team and to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.
Recent and relevant experience of completing risk assessments and risk management plans.
Proven ability to remain emotionally resilient when faced with distressing scenarios.
Must have capability to travel to different locations across the Force and undertake all assignments in a timely manner. Due to the requirement to work flexibly, unsocial hours and personal safety for lone working; public transport may not be available or suitable at these times. For this reason a full UK driving licence is considered essential*.