Civil Intervention Manager
Applications are sought for the post of Civil Intervention Manager within the Public Protection Unit (PPU). The Civil Interventions Manager will form the basis of a new Civil Interventions Team within PPU and will manage a team of civil interventions staff. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their ability to support the PPU’s commitment to intervention and prevention and once in post they will be responsible for the management and continuous improvement of all civil interventions on behalf of the PPU.
The civil intervention most frequently utilised by the PPU is the Domestic Violence Protection Notice (DVPN) / Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO). The role of Civil Interventions Manager will be to improve the utilisation of these and other interventions across West Midlands Police. The post holder will be responsible for identifying opportunities to apply for civil interventions, completing the necessary applications, presenting applications to senior officers for authority and representing West Midlands Police in court to present the cases.
The successful applicant will have a thorough knowledge of the legislation with regard to DVPNs / DVPOs and a good understanding of other civil interventions in the field of Public Protection. The successful applicant must have a passion for intervention and prevention and will be able to demonstrate how they would drive improvements in the utilisation of civil interventions by West Midlands Police.
The Civil Interventions Manager will be report directly to the superintendent lead for domestic abuse within the PPU.
Interviews will take place week commencing 26th March 2018.
• Manage a team of civil intervention staff and the coordination of all civil interventions on behalf of the Public Protection Unit (PPU); primarily Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders (DVPN/Os).
• Lead engagement with investigation and safeguarding officers and staff across the PPU to identify the potential for civil interventions during live investigations and on-going enquiries.
• Compile civil intervention evidence packages and obtain appropriate authorities to progress application court evidence bundles to court.
• Present applications in court on behalf of West Midlands Police.
• Provide direct leadership, guidance and support to colleagues and external partners as required regarding DVPN/Os and other civil interventions.
• Design, and present training and awareness packages at the appropriate levels of detail to internal and external stakeholders and partners.
• Supervise, manage, develop and coach staff in the compiling of civil intervention applications in line with relevant legislation, policy and data integrity and quality standards, including but not limited to MOPI and the Data Protection Act.
• Hold budgetary responsibility for a PPU civil intervention function and have continual effective oversight and management of all court costs associated with civil interventions.
• Lead and coordinate effective and proactive liaison with Magistrates’ Courts across the West Midlands Police area to ensure that WMP civil intervention applications are listed and accommodated and heard within national guidelines and legislation.
• Ensure compliance with legislation, policy and Home Office guidance including providing relevant training, advice and assistance to colleagues, and external partners.
• Keep in view legislative and national policy changes to make recommendations to the PPU Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in relation to necessary updates/learning and their application in order to ensure integrity, effectiveness and fit for purpose.
• Monitor and audit performance indicator information and liaise as necessary with colleagues in relation to crime and Home Office data requirements and develop best practice. • Provide awareness, support and advice to NPU colleagues regarding the use of PPU civil interventions, in particular DVPN/Os.
• Engage with, advise and support NPU based staff (LOMUs, NPTs etc.) with regard to maximising the effective enforcement of PPU civil interventions (e.g. DVPN/Os).
• Ensure all NPU staff are made aware of relevant PPU civil interventions including DVPN/Os and kept fully informed on policy changes and supported with updated with training accordingly.
• To produce monthly data quality reports and audit findings to identify learning opportunities and to inform and drive continuous service improvement.
• To engage periodic research and customer surveys into the effectiveness and impact of DVPN/Os and other civil interventions on victims and offenders to inform future policy direction.
Knowledge and Experience
• Strong working knowledge of domestic abuse and coercive control both within policing and within the third sector.
• Strong operational knowledge and experience in investigating and policing domestic abuse.
• Operational knowledge and experience in investigating and policing other vulnerability crimes including rape and serious sexual assaults.
• Strong operational knowledge and experience in presenting evidence at Magistrates’ Court.
• Knowledge and experience of civil interventions and legislation available to police and partner agencies.
• Knowledge and understanding surrounding risk assessment, specifically the use of the National Decision Model and the DASH risk assessment tool.
• Knowledge and experience of the current academic debates and findings within the domestic abuse portfolio, specifically the evidential basis for prevention and intervention strategies and the application to domestic abuse perpetrators.
• The post holder needs to have excellent communication skills and the ability to discuss/negotiate and present in a pressurised court environment on behalf of West Midlands Police and at a regional and sometimes national level, with other stakeholders, partners and practitioners across the statutory and third sectors. • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills • Good computer skills and working knowledge of West Midlands Police crime and intelligence systems and Microsoft office suite • Experience of working in a high pressured environment producing results within time critical deadlines.
• Experience of working with partner agencies/ and our utilising their data sets/intelligence.
Hours of Work and Flexibility:
• Fixed hours of work to facilitate court hours and preparation of applications within prescribed timescales.
• Ability and flexibility to travel regionally on a regular basis for court and meetings/training events as required.
Primary Location : GB-GB-PERRY BARR BIRMINGHAM Job :
Business Organization : West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Minimum Salary:£27,519 Maximum Salary:£38,538