Division / Department - Public Protection
Grade - Grade G
Status - Full Time
Contract Type - Fixed Term Contract
Salary Grade Range - £26,744 - £31,941
Working Hours - 36.0 Hours per Week
The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range and will be pro-rata if the working hours are less than full time.
The role will act as the force expert on suicide prevention supporting the police portfolio lead and the multi-agency suicide prevention board in delivering the outcomes outlined within the Surrey suicide prevention strategy.
The role will be responsible for building effective working relationships across partner agencies and the police to develop working practices and enable appropriate sharing of information. It will provide appropriate levels of advice and support to police and partner agencies working alongside the suicide prevention board to reduce suicide in Surrey.
This is a new role within Surrey and provides an exciting opportunity to develop suicide prevention activities as outlined in the Surrey Suicide Prevention Strategy.
You will act as the force expert on suicide prevention supporting the police portfolio lead and the multi-agency suicide prevention board in delivering the outcomes outlined within the Surrey suicide prevention strategy.
You will lead on and maintain a real time surveillance data system to record suicide related incidents and inform the multi-agency wrap around response to communities overseen by the Surrey Suicide Prevention strategic board. You will be required to analyse this data to identify areas of risk and support problem solving strategies across agencies that respond to risk and vulnerability.
You will be responsible for building effective working relationships across partner agencies and the police to develop working practices and enable appropriate sharing of information.
You will be responsible for ensuring that the force maintains its responsibilities outlined in legislation regarding suicide. You will acquire and maintain an accurate and up to date knowledge on suicide and suicide prevention to provide the most appropriate advice and guidance across the force.
You will be responsible for producing concise and accurate reports relating to suicide and suicide prevention. This will include reports for a wide readership including pan-agency senior management.
You will be accountable for creating and updating a force suicide prevention portfolio plan to support the wider public protection strategic oversight. You will maintain ownership of force policy and procedure in relation to suicide within the force area including preparation and creation of suicide prevention protocols.
You will work as part of the force public protection team within the Public Protection Support Unit working closely with the team of specialist force advisors and the force Mental Health portfolio lead to provide support across Surrey Police in relation to suicide prevention.
You will work alongside other force areas to identify and share best practice in relation to suicide prevention. You will utilise national best practice to influence force problem solving and decision making.
Skills & Experience
You will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to engage across sectors with skills to communicate confidently with the public.
You will have the ability to negotiate effectively with a diverse customer base, partnership agencies, and other departments within an organisation.
You will have the ability to demonstrate high levels of customer care and effectively meet organisational expectations.
You will be self-motivated with an enquiring mind and is able to assimilate detailed information, analyse, and extract the relevant details.
You will be capable of working unsupervised within a team and have the initiative to deal with problems as they arise.
You will possess proven organisational skills and the ability to prioritise activities, responding quickly and accurately under pressure to meet deadlines.
You will have proven ability in operating and interrogating computer systems proficiently including Niche. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
You will have the ability to accurately input and manipulate large amounts of data and provide meaningful management and statistical information.
You will maintain a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact, and confidentiality in dealing with the sensitive nature of the issues dealt with in the department.
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This vacancy will be based at Headquarters, Guildford. Please note that in 2024 Surrey Police Headquarters is due to move to Leatherhead.
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This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes. Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference. This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process.
If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, please ensure that you discuss your application with your line manager before submitting an application. If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager.
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