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RASSO Victim Engagement Officer

Location: Forcewide

Agile working style: Fixed Base Worker

Salary: £22,671 - £27,351

Contract: Fixed Term

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Closing date: 28th May, 2024

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Do you have what it takes to protect our most vulnerable victims, to investigate our most harmful crimes and help make a difference when people need it the most?

The force Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Team (RASSO) have an opportunity for six people to undertake a new role within the department on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract. Please note - For internal candidates - Secondment opportunities may also be available but would require Line Manager approval. 

RASSO investigations are one of the most challenging and impactive crimes that effect a victim or survivor which can often have life lasting effects but can also be very rewarding when offenders are brought to justice and victims receive closure.

What you’ll be doing

  • You will be the point of contact for victims and where available attend the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) with investigating officers to build a rapport from the outset of the investigation with the victim.
  • You will Assess requirements of victims and provide adequate support, advice and guidance, making referrals where applicable to support services and partner agencies.
  • You will support the investigating officers in relation to obtaining victim’s phones, submissions to DFU and management of the returning the phone to the victim as per ADR guidelines.
  • You will undertake general administrative duties which include: -

Word processing

Formatting documents

Maintaining spreadsheets and record management systems

The must haves

  • You must be an excellent communicator, able to speak about sensitive issues with victims of crime.
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft
  • You must have proven organisational skills and the ability to effectively prioritise tasks and achieve/ meet deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving.
  • Due to the vetting level, you must have resided in the UK for at least 5 years.

What’s in it for you?

At Derbyshire Constabulary, we aim to create an environment that puts people first. We want you to feel supported in everything you do, so you can give your very best. What’s more, we have a range of reward and benefits that if you join us you could enjoy.

Salary £22,671 - £27,351

For part time hours the salary will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, this is based on the number of hours for the vacancy.

What’s next

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  • Vacancy closes 28th May 20244at 23:55.

Who we are

Working for Derbyshire Constabulary doesn't have to mean patrolling the streets. Just as important as our uniformed officers is our strong team of professional and dedicated support staff working behind the scenes. It’s these skilled people, people like you who contribute to the policing of Derbyshire.

 

To understand how you can make Derbyshire safer together visit our careers website.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from underrepresented and neurodiverse backgrounds, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in.




Agile Working Style

Fixed Base Worker

Entirely office based and requires regular use of specific non-movable equipment or access to technology and software which is only available on site.

Police Stations

Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall
Ripley
Derby
DE5 3RS

Working for the constabulary

Policing in Derbyshire takes more than 3,500 people in a wide range of roles. Around half of these are police officers, but we also have a variety of police staff. From police community support officers to police staff and volunteers, we all play an equally important role in protecting the people of Derbyshire.

It’s a vibrant, challenging and rewarding place to work and we’re committed to equality and diversity. We aim to create a constabulary that truly reflects the communities we serve. As part of this, we promote Positive Action. This means when you apply to join us, as well as assessing you on merit, we’ll look at your application according to our need and in line with current legislation to actively encourage a more diverse workforce.