We are currently recruiting for a Development Officer in multiple locations.


Pay rate: £30,783-£35,982 (pro rata for part time roles).

Contract duration: Fixed term contract.

Locations: Hereford, Shrewsbury, Telford.



Within this central point of contact for the continual assessment of high-risk critical information, research, evaluate, instigate, and record initial action in relation to the receipt of notifications/referrals from internal staff and/or external statutory agencies in relation to the protection of vulnerable people.


To make decisions (where appropriate with other agencies) in respect of safeguarding activities that are required to be undertaken, ensuring the organisations Statutory Safeguarding responsibilities are met. To allocate cases to other appropriate units/teams for further action or retain ownership to progress further lines of enquiry, ensuring all parties are fully updated and aware of current proceedings.



  • To research, evaluate and risk-assess notifications/referrals received from internal staff and/or external statutory agencies in relation to child abuse, domestic abuse, mental health and the abuse of vulnerable adults and decide on onward dissemination to partner agencies and / or further police involvement.
  • To identify actions required to manage assessed risks, making informed professional decisions regarding further investigations, referral to other statutory agencies for interventions, and/or allocation to police units/teams, maintaining an auditable decision making process.
  • To respond to agency requests for multi-agency Strategy Meetings and Case Conferences related to the protection of vulnerable people. Researching, evaluating and disseminating information to relevant parties and appropriate agencies and in line with local protocols engaging in Strategy Discussions and other appropriate meetings to ensure the Statutory Safeguarding responsibilities of the police are met. This includes deciding, jointly with partners, the level of risk presented and if further police involvement in safeguarding activity is required.
  • To make informed professional decisions to share Police information on subjects and investigations with other statutory agencies, in accordance with over-arching strategy guidance and procedures. Maximise intelligence development opportunities through the securing of information owned by other agencies which is or can be shared with the Police, ensuring rationales and decisions are clearly evidenced and recorded.
  • Support the Police response to the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), in particular ‘the right to know’, and undertaking research in order to make recommendations to senior managers.
  • To research, evaluate and risk-assess notifications/referrals received from the Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Create, coordinate and disseminate a related intelligence package for consideration by operational managers for further action. Undertaking ‘Open source investigation’ techniques to establish and identify suspects and potential further victims and provide sufficient details to progress an investigation.
  • To develop and maintain effective communication by acting as a single point of contact for internal and external enquires relating to the protection of vulnerable people and related PVP business areas.
  • To assist with information requests/orders from internal teams and external agencies in relation to their management for Civil Disclosure of Police information and court hearings.
  • To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.


Key skills: 

  • Research, Analysis and Investigative skills.
  • Ability to confidently and effectively work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • High level of communication skills both written and verbal including influencing and negotiating with other agencies when appropriate within information sharing discussions and strategy meetings.
  • 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.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe or Lucia De Felice on 01925 377878. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk or lucia@peelsolutions.co.uk for more information on this role.

Job Location: Herefordshire Shropshire

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