Grade: Sergeant
Role code: EPPPU405a
Status: Police
Limited Duties Category: C - Vrbl&Physl RA & fullshfts

Main purpose of the role:

This JD is subject to HAY quality assurance and consultation. \n Supervise one of the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders (MOSOVO) Team(s) (which may include Polygraph Officers), and minimise the risk that their offenders pose to the public. Supervise all aspects of offences under investigation by MOSOVO officers'. This includes but is not restricted to breaches of registration orders, breaches of preventative orders and offences relating to IIOC. To oversee the activities of staff under their supervision ensuring integrity and standards of investigation are maintained.

Main responsibilities:

  • Supervise a small team of Detectives and Police Support Staff Investigating Officers on a day to day basis, assign and coordinate workloads, manage and motivate staff by providing direction and leadership, completing staff appraisals, addressing welfare issues, advising on personal development, training and coaching, in order to build and sustain an effective small team capable of achieving the MOSOVO objectives.
  • Ensure effective planning and implementation of intervention and safeguarding strategies proportionate to the perceived level of risk, through utilisation of the National Decision Model (NDM), the THRIVE model, approved risk assessment toolkits and multi-agency liaison. Decision making and supporting rationale must be recorded on the appropriate auditable format and evidence sound knowledge, and ability, to balance the need to safeguard, the need to investigate and the need to adhere to human rights of the victim and suspect.
  • Monitor performance, taking remedial action where necessary, to ensure tasks are completed to the required standard, adhere to legislation, force policy and procedure and achieve agreed service / compliance levels of service regarding quality and timeliness to ensure that local and global service level agreements are met.
  • Develop and improve the internal working practices and processes for the MOSOVO Team and progress relevant matters to the DI, in order to reduce inefficiencies, add value to services and increase service provision to Essex Police and partnership agencies.
  • Maintain an insight into intelligence led MOSOVO activity and supervise tasks surrounding crime reduction, to reduce threat, harm and risk through other enforcement and intelligence opportunities to reduce and detect crime.
  • Supervise issues in relation to the RSOs behaviour or actions which arouse suspicion may require immediate action either in relation to criminal offences or safeguarding.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders, participate in relevant meetings, deliver briefings to the relevant MOSOVO Team, managers and external agencies. Represent MOSOVO at MAPPA meetings.
  • Supervision responsibilities to include the identification and mitigation of risk of dangerous offenders including RSOs, VOs and PDPs, policing of Orders and proactive investigation of such offenders. This role will include the supervision of investigations and viewing of Indecent Images of Children.
  • There will be a need to become involved in visits to RSOs when operational needs necessitate and ensure the ViSOR system is up to date and accurate. Undertake all such other reasonable duties as may be required by the Proactive Unit DI, in order to ensure the teams commitments are met and complete training to ensure and maintain proficiency in role requirements.

Vetting level:

Necessary experience:

The post holder will be PIP 2 (NIE and ICIDP) accredited or be willing to undergo any necessary training. The post holder will attend the MOSOVO Training Programme and ViSOR IT course.

The role holder must be able to demonstrate and evidence previous experience of supervising and developing a small team within a customer focused and office environment.

The role holder must possess personal motivation and drive, as well as the ability to form strong working relationships with both internal colleagues and external organisations/professional bodies.

A knowledge of and experience in risk assessment, vulnerabilities, Public Protection Crimes, hidden harm and exploitation would be beneficial.

The applicant should be advised that this is a difficult and demanding role with a high level of accountability.

The role holder must be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, be able to analyse, interpret and risk assess qualitative and quantitative data, and have interpersonal skills that engender credibility and confidence.

The role holder must be able to work with a good level of accuracy and attention to detail. They must have experience of supervising a small team working to tight deadlines with a high volume of work.

Knowledge of legislative and regulatory frameworks relevant to the role, such as the Data Protection Act, Human Rights Act and Management of Police Information, in addition to Essex Police policy in relation to disclosure of information, would be advantageous. Knowledge of law PACE, RIPA, CPIA codes of practice and rules of evidence in relation to investigation of crime is also necessary for this role. SOA 2003 and NPIA guidance Protecting the public: Managing sexual offenders and violent offenders.

The role holder must be able to plan and prioritise their own, and their teams workload, manage multiple demands and competing priorities often to short deadlines. Attention to detail is vital. The role holder must be methodical in recording their rationale and thought process for audit and disclosure purposes and be able to produce accurate information and reports within agreed deadlines.

The role holder may be required to travel as part of their duty and therefore a full UK driving licence is essential and appropriate basic police driving course.

Good IT skills are a necessity for this post which would encompass application of Essex Police and national systems.

A willingness to positively adapt to, encompass and manage change will be a necessary behavioural trait, especially during the early days and months when work processes may be refined.

A high level of integrity is required due to the confidential and sensitive material deal with by the post holder Casual plain clothes will be worn with covert PPE.


Analyse Critically (Level 2) 

I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.

Collaborative (Level 2)      

I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.

Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 2)    

I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.

Emotionally Aware (Level 2)        

I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.

Innovative and Open-minded (Level 2)   

I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.

Take Ownership (Level 2)  

I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.


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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