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Detective Constable – Child Abuse Investigation Unit and Vulnerable Adults
Cleveland Police

At A Glance

Job Reference: SJ-POJ-210625-03

Salary: In line with national pay scales

Benefits: N/A

Location: Middlesbrough

Role/Type: Permanent/Full Time

Required Skills/Qualifications: N/A

Applications are invited for the post of Detective Constable within CAVA both internally and on transfer, and for Constables who would be interested in completing their National Investigators Exam in the first year of posting in order to complete the ICIDP.

The CAVA department, which is part of the Protecting Vulnerable People department, is based at Middlesbrough Police Headquarters. The main responsibilities will be the investigation of child abuse and vulnerable adult crimes, safeguarding victims of such crimes and bringing offenders to justice, liaising with Children and Adults Services to work together to support and safeguard individuals/families.

This is an operational role and the post holder will be actively involved in pursuing all aspects of investigating CAVA crimes from reporting to attending court.

The successful candidate must therefore:

Be able to work in a multi-agency arena with other agencies and organisations to ensure victims are dealt with holistically and they are referred to appropriate resources for support and assistance.
Gather evidence and take appropriate action in CAVA investigations
Achieve Best Evidence from victims of crime in the forms of Video Interview/statements
Be a competent Investigator
Work well within a team but also with minimal supervision
Be self-disciplined and highly motivated

This role is subject to a satisfactory psychological assessment as part of the pre employment checks.

For further information on the role please click here for the job description.

All applicants should have successfully completed their 2 year probationary period.

If successful to join Cleveland Police as a transferee you will be posted to the role for which you have applied, and the intention is that you would remain in this post for a significant period.  However as per Regulations, please note that the Chief Officer does reserve the right to move you within the Force if required.

If you require a reasonable adjustment please indicate this on the application form.  If you have any queries on the area of reasonable adjustments please email

If you are interested in applying for this role please progress your application via the link.  Application forms should be completed no later than 23:55 on the specified closing date.