DC Transferee opportunities - Child protection - Topaz, Ruby & ICAT

Transferee Campaign
Full Time, Part Time
Bridgwater, Bridgwater House- TA6 3AR, Bristol, Concorde House- BS16 7FH, Bristol, Kenneth Steele House- BS2 0TQ

£28,551 - £46,044

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

28/06/2024, 23:55

“It is the best role I have had in 20 years of policing mostly due to the rewarding nature of the work. It is an opportunity to save young victims from the worst harm and significantly improve their life”

“As a Force we place a significant weight on staff wellbeing and welfare and have long standing and well embedded process and support services to assist colleagues whether that is preventative or reactive”

“There is a real ‘joint team effort’ feeling. We are all passionate and interested in our work and celebrate each other’s achievements”

“The force is a fantastic place to work. I felt welcome and supported from the day I arrived and continue to do so. The force is leading the way nationally in many aspects of Policing which I am now part of. I would have no hesitation in recommending officers from the wider Police family to choose Avon and Somerset.”

“The force is leading the way nationally in respect of RaSSO investigations. This is a great opportunity to be part of national positive change in Policing which is not only rewarding but also brings many opportunities for development.”

“The diversity of communities and geography, having the cities of Bristol and Bath as well as very rural patches was appealing to me. The mixture of the ‘buzz” of city policing mixed with the unique challenges of rural policing was appealing”

Quotes from current A&S officers

Here at Avon and Somerset Police we help people when they need us the most, our colleagues are motivated to ensure that support is given even in the most difficult times.

We are looking for passionate and capable people to join our specialist teams dedicated to the protection of children and young people.

We have a range of Detective Constable opportunities across our TOPAZ, RUBY and ICAT teams.  More information on these teams can be found on the attached ‘Team context’ document.

Topaz is an intelligence driven perpetrator disruption team.  Officers work with TOEX, SW ROCU, GAIN, NCA and local partners to disrupt those that exploit children (criminally and sexually), exhausting every option (power) available.  In the Ruby team we use specially trained detectives to investigate the most complex cases of child abuse in a multi-agency approach. In ICAT we investigate online child abuse, targeting perpetrators that believe they can offend over the internet without consequence.

On each of these teams our investigators work to safeguard children, some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, placing the voice of the child at the heart of our investigations.

These roles are not for everyone, you will be dealing with sensitive and challenging situations and as such you need to be someone who can show professionalism and resilience. 

You will need to have the drive and determination to make a difference, we are looking for people with natural tenacity. In a role like this a curious nature is key, we want people who are not afraid to ask those key questions to gather all the evidence.

What you achieve in this role will change people’s lives, we know successful investigations are linked directly with prevention of future harm.

Specialist Child Abuse Investigator accreditation is preferred (SCAIDP) but for the right candidate full training will be provided.

The specialist skills we give you will allow you to hear the child’s voice, pursue offenders and investigate fully to present a clear and comprehensive case that ensures we bring offenders to justice.

About us  

Our organisation area is vast. We are definitely not a sleepy backwater as we cover over 1,855 Square miles and serve nearly 1.7 million residents. We service an international airport, miles of picturesque coastline, a huge network of roads, a vast number of towns and rural villages as well as several large world renowned cities including Bristol and Bath.

These all produce a challenging, lively and diverse policing environment. In addition the night time economy in many of these areas makes us a truly 24/7 service. Across all of this expanse our focus always is to provide outstanding policing for everyone.

We offer multiple entry pathways, together with structured learning and development tailored to individual’s needs, for example 121 mentoring specialist, course provision and dedicated time for study and support packages for the National Investigators Exam to name just a few.

 You can be the difference to so many….could you be the difference we are looking for?

 Our organisation We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion, we always welcome applications where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

We encourage difference, we are an organisation where we see individuality as a strength we learn and grow from our experiences and those of others.

We want you to

  • Be inspired.
  • Be valued. 
  • Be the difference.

Please check out our website on the link for full details of these roles and the individuals we are looking to join us: Police transferees | Avon and Somerset Police

In addition we have wider opportunities in our investigations team (CID) as well as a many other roles.  If you don’t see the role you are looking for, please get in touch to discuss further.

About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

Click the video link below to see why our colleagues feel they can "Be the Difference"

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.

Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

If the role has evidence questions you may wish to save these remotely and paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission.