Risk officer, Domestic Abuse Unit (Dau)

25566.00 - 30195.00 GBP Annual
30 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Risk Officer, Domestic Abuse Unit (DAU)

Worcester, Worcestershire

Permanent Contract

Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Monday 14th October 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

Interviews will be held W/C 21st October 2019

The main purpose of the role is to Manage the risk to those victims of domestic abuse assessed as high risk, reducing or removing the risk where possible

Main Responsibilities:

In line with force policy accurately assess the risk posed to victims of Domestic Abuse and provide personal contact to victims of domestic abuse to assist with this process. Provide victims and their families with advice and guidance to assist and enable them to manage their vulnerability to domestic abuse.

In line with guidance from DA supervision, attend, support and present information at multi-agency meetings, including MAPPA, MARAC, child protection and vulnerable adult meetings/conferences.

Ensure that relevant documentation is completed at all times, giving particular attention to appropriate referrals to other agencies to manage the risks posed and provide support in line with current guidance and statutory obligations. To give consideration to disclosure issues and disseminate through the appropriate channels.

To liaise with and assist investigation teams and external agencies to ensure opportunities to protect and manage the risk to victims, children, their families, the community, the police and partner agencies are maximised.

Provide support and guidance to staff on assessing and managing risk presented by domestic abuse.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.


Demonstrable significant knowledge and understanding of the management of risk in relation to Domestic Abuse Victims

Knowledge of key legislation, statutory guidance, approved professional practice, established doctrine and local safeguarding procedures, in the areas of:

Child Protection and Abuse Investigation

Adult Safeguarding

Mental Health

Management of Police Information

Freedom of Information Sharing

Must have experience in providing support for victims of violence

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to identify risk and minimise or reduce that risk

Ability to work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies.

Good communication skills, both oral and written.

Competent in the use of IT including Windows, Microsoft packages including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat or equivalent.

Ability to enter and gather information from a range of sources using an appropriate computer system and retrieve and present information in a suitable format.

Special Conditions

Regular travel throughout the Alliance

Exposure to disturbing/unpleasant images or tasks

Management Vetting (MV)

Mandatory Training requirements

CATS user

DASH assessment

PST Module 1 - Police Staff

PST Module 2 - Police Staff

Corporate Induction


Web PNC (Person)


OIS Browser

Mandatory Counselling

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks

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