Victim Liaison Officer

Position Title: Victim Liaison Officer        

Scale SO1 - £28,353 - £30,195
37 hours per week


Applications are invited for the position of Victim Liaison Officer within the Protecting Vulnerable People Support Hub based at Middlesbrough Police Headquarters.


Principal Duties and responsibilities


The successful candidate will be required to assess domestic abuse cases on behalf of Cleveland Police in conjunction with the Safeguarding Support Officers within the Protecting Vulnerable People HUB. The candidate will offer immediate advice to those affected by Domestic Abuse referring them to appropriate services when required. This will include repeat victims/perpetrators that may not have consented or wished to be referred to a support agency following previous domestic abuse incidents.


Reviewing domestic abuse cases during the criminal justice process to ensure oversight and scrutiny of safety planning arrangements once cases have been referred to IDVAs and outreach services is a further expectation of the role. Such cases will then be benchmarked against national standards, to identify strengths and areas for development. Subsequent feedback will be provided to appropriate parties.


The Victim Liaison Officer will also provide risk assessment and other domestic abuse related training to police officers and police staff under College of Policing guidelines. It will also be a requirement to provide advice to investigating officers relating to support services available to victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse.


Further, the successful candidate will assist with the processing of Domestic Violence Protection Notices/Order cases by ensuring support services are made aware of these cases and intervene at the earliest opportunity. In addition, the candidate will proactively drive the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS/Claire’s law) process and carry out joint visits to victims with the police when an IDVA is not routinely available.


On a daily basis, the Victim Liaison Officer will review management information to identify appropriate cases for intervention, identify any safeguarding issues and notify as appropriate.


There will also be a responsibility to ensure that Force computer systems are maintained and updated regarding police involvement with victims, perpetrators and families in accordance with legislation and force policy.


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If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please follow the link to the Cleveland Police e/recruitment system to complete your application online form.

Your application form must be submitted no later than 11.55pm on the specified closing date.

Cleveland 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. All appointments will be made on merit.

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Contract Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 20/05/2019
Salary: £28,353 - £30,195
Contract Type: Permanent
Location Based: Middlesbrough Police Station