Job title: ASAIT DC
Grade: Constable
Role code: EPPPU506a
Status: Polic
Limited Duties Category: C - Vrbl&Physl RA & fullshfts

Main purpose of the role:

To conduct investigations into penetrative sexual offences, ensuring evidence is secured, and cases are proportionately investigated. To work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service and other key partners ensuring that victims are provided with the best quality service in line with their needs and wishes. To ensure offenders are prosecuted and brought to justice wherever possible.

Main responsibilities:

  • Undertake the investigation of penetrative sexual offences including: offender processing; preparation and submission of evidential files and case papers; attendance at court; management of investigations.
  • Liaise with Local Intelligence Officers and contribute information to the relevant Force Intelligence Systems. Remain fully informed of current trends and patterns of sexual offences within the LPA and elsewhere.
  • Collect, evaluate, disseminate, and act upon intelligence/information in line with current legislation, policy and procedure.
  • Attend reported crime incidents of penetrative sexual offences, acting as liaison and support officer for victims and witnesses of crimes being investigated. Offer crime reduction advice and ensure awareness of the process of investigation and prosecution in line with the Victims Code of Practice.
  • Maintain close liaison with all other investigative departments across the LPA in order to promote an exchange of information, and assist in the detection of crime.
  • Carry out interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects in accordance with legislation, policy and best practice.
  • Utilise appropriate media to communicate with a range of persons through the use of radios, email, social media and telephone.
  • To work closely with both internal and external partners in order to ensure a professional and cohesive approach to investigations.
  • Undertake such duties as reasonably required as part of the night cover, providing Detective capability across the county.

Vetting level:

Recruitment vetting req.

Necessary experience:

The investigation of sexual offences requires a specialist approach with suitably trained detective officers in order to maximise all the evidential opportunities available and to provide the best possible support for the victims.

Maturity, confidence and professionalism are necessary in order to deal with a wide range of situations. The ability to present well is essential due to the requirement to attend court.

A high level of integrity is required due to the confidential and sensitive material dealt with by the post holder. This is a very challenging and demanding role which involves close interaction with some of the most vulnerable adult victims in society.

The post holder will be required to work to strict deadlines and therefore must be organised and able to effectively prioritise workload.

Excellent communication skills are required, along with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Comprehensive IT skills are essential, including Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of Police systems would be an advantage.

The post holder will be required to travel as part of their duty and therefore a full UK driving licence is essential.

The post holder must be flexible and prepared to work extended hours at short notice as required in order to support urgent operational needs.

Skill Requirements Sexual Offences Trained officers (SOTO) PIP Level 2 STORM Athena

Behaviours:

Analyse Critically (Level 1) 

I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.

Collaborative (Level 1)      

I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.

Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)    

I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.

Emotionally Aware (Level 1)        

I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.

Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)   

I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.

Take Ownership (Level 1)  

I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.

Values:

Impartiality (Accredited)   

I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I   value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.

Integrity (Accredited)       

I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.

Public Service (Accredited)

I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.

Transparency (Accredited)

I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.

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