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Senior Officer, Child Sexual Exploitation Referrals Bureau G4

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Public Sector
Warrington, North West
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The Child Sexual Exploitation Referrals Bureau acts as the gateway for all UK reports of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation material

Job Description

. It is plays a vital role to receive, assess and ultimately disseminate relevant material. The priority aim is to safeguard children and identify offenders.

As a Senior Officer, you will form a key part of the CSERB leadership team. As such you will be expected to lead and develop not only officers from your team, but across the function. 

The role of senior officer necessitates that on a regular basis you will view reports and assess whether the material (this includes images, media and chat constitutes a criminal offence. You will ensure quality and standards are maintained in the application and use of a variety of intelligence development methods, together with the appropriate use of specialist intelligence gathering processes. You will be expected to make sure that corporate records are maintained and you complete assurance processes to validate the work that has been completed by your team members. 

Leadership is a key skill together with an enquiring mind and ability to think laterally so that the right intelligence development technique is used to identify those who exploit children. 

You must be resilient as the nature of the material viewed can be challenging. This is why welfare and wellness is a unit priority. You will be supported through specialist support mechanisms at individual, team and unit levels and within the team also play an active role in our internal wellness and wellbeing activities. 

As with the broader NCA we offer first class personal and professional development. You will have actively supported to collaborate with NPCC Forces to amplify our effectiveness and maximise the whole system response to tackling CSAE. 

You may be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse material. You should consider the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply. 

All officers working on or supporting this type of operational activity will undergo a psychological assessment on taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post. 

By applying for this role you are confirming that you are willing to work on child sexual exploitation and abuse operations. 

The unit is based at Olympic House, Warrington. Due to the nature of the role and ongoing need for support, alternate locations are not available. 

Officers transferring on secondments are acceptable. 

To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC clearance before commencing the role. 

You will also be required to undertake a mandatory pre-employment substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result. 

If you want to make the UK a safer place, apply today. See the candidate information pack for more detail. 




We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Making Effective Decisions
Developing Self and Others
Managing a Quality Service


Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
Analysing information from a wide range of sources and presenting results
Basic understanding of information management
Risk Management Skills

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form: