PO/242/C - Detective Constable - Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU) - Protecting Vulnerable People

Police Officer - Internal
Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit, PVP
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Headquarters, Huntingdon, Cambs
Detective Constable
Full Time

Applications are invited for vacancies within the Child Abuse Investigation & Safeguarding Unit (CAISU). The CAISU is based in 2 units to cover the North of the County (from Peterborough) and the South of the County (from Cambridge). Successful applicants will be based at one of these units.


The CAISU team have responsibility for managing and investigating some of the most serious crimes in Cambridgeshire. The post holder will be involved in the investigation of serious and complex cases involving vulnerable children, adults who report historical abuse and, in some cases, offences committed by persons in a position of trust. These can involve allegations of sexual and physical abuse, severe neglect, offences relating to indecent images of children and child death.


This is an immensely challenging but incredibly rewarding role that offers an opportunity for officers to progress rapidly along a detective career pathway, where they will obtain vast experience of serious and complex investigative techniques, strategic thinking and partnership engagement. Applicants should be aware that on occasions there can be a high degree of stress associated with investigating child abuse cases.


The key responsibilities for this post are outlined in the attached Role Profile.


Applications will be accepted from PIP2 qualified Detective Constables and successful candidates will be expected to have good investigative and case management skills, as well as the ability to effectively prioritize and to manage a high workload.


Applications consist of 400 words expression of interest, covering 3 key areas:


(i)                  Your relevant skills and experience

(ii)                Your motivation for applying and how this role aligns with your career aspirations

(iii)               Short reference to an example where you have demonstrated the following key facets of this role:


  • Compassionate and sustained engagement with, and support of victims of crime
  • Identification and evaluation of forensic opportunities including digital/ IT data
  • Correct handling and development of intelligence
  • PACE-compliant interviewing of suspects and the interviewing of vulnerable witnesses
  • Case management, disclosure and court presentation 
  • Resilience and Problem solving


Suitable candidates will be invited to a more formal interview for the post within CAISU


If you are interested in the role and would like to discuss it further please contact DI Susie Hine or DCI Sherrie Nash (susie.hine@cambs.pnn.police.uk) (sherrie.nash@cambs.pnn.police.uk)


All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.


All applicants must complete a copy of the BCH Application Approval Form and pass this onto their Line Manager and Head of Department for sign off. This will ideally be wet signed though we will accept an audit trail of emails from your Line Manager or Head of Department if this is not achievable.


The completed approval form needs to be returned to BCHCareers@herts.pnn.police.uk BEFORE the closing date. Application forms will not be progressed to the shortlisting stage unless the Recruitment Team has received a completed approval form. If, due to exceptional circumstances, you are unable to do so please inform the Human Resources Service Centre as this will need to be authorised.


This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75(7777) or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.


All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

28 February 2021
5 March 2021

This opportunity is closed to applications.