DBS Officer

Website British Transport Police

Job Description:

As DBS Officer with BTP you will be responsible for all aspects of the DBS application process by interrogating a range of police systems to identify both relevant and non-relevant information to determine a person’s eligibility to work with children and/or vulnerable adults by identifying any safeguarding risks and making appropriate and consistent decisions on complex and sensitive information.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To have a good knowledge of Part V of the Police Act 1997 and other statutory legislation in relation to the DBS safeguarding process, ensuring adherence to the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) and Human Rights Act 1998.
  • Provide an effective and consistent decision-making process to ensure any safeguarding risks identified are fully considered to ensure the correct outcome for each relevant case.
  • Adhere to the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) using it as the basis to deliver a standard process and audit trail to ensure a consistently high quality of delivery when considering information for disclosure.
  • To complete accurate, written reports of sufficient quality with a concise summary of all relevant information being considered further supported by a clear, cogent audit trail, recording all the factors and considerations to support your decision making in adherence to the requirements of the QAF.
  • To be responsible for liaising with DBS applicants by offering them the opportunity to make representations or to answer specific questions to aid your disclosure decision. This can include information gathering on third parties who may present a risk to the vulnerable groups through their connection with the applicant.
  • Analyze and evaluate a range of information from crime/intelligence reports on local/national systems, pocket note books, outside agencies, court extracts including the Judge’s conclusion and summaries, train operating companies, other Police Forces, reviewing of physical case files and information received from the DBS applicant to build a profile.

Job Requirements:

  • Professional and positive attitude with the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders. Ability to assess information to identify characteristic and trends to establish patterns of behaviors.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and actively finding solutions to problems.
  • Knowledge and experience of using and interrogating Police systems Skills
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office.

Job Details:

Company: British Transport Police

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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