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									                  GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE
                       JOB DESCRIPTION

POST TITLE:                        Strategic Risk and Review Adviser



DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:               Serious Crime Division, Investigative Review Section



GRADE:                             K


RESPONSIBLE TO:                    Force Review Officer



RESPONSIBLE FOR:                   Police officers and staff working in the Investigative Review
                                   Section


AIM OF JOB:                        To support the Force Review Officer in the organisational
                                   reviews of serious crime investigations, with lead responsibility
                                   for advising on risk management and quality assuring risk
                                   assessments to ensure compliance with policy and good
                                   practice relating to the identification, assessment and
                                   management of operational risk.

                                   To assist the Force Review Officer in providing GMP with a
                                   review and analytical capability to monitor and improve
                                   performance, of both ongoing and historic serious crime
                                   investigations to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and legal and
                                   procedural propriety.


 MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Assist the Force Review Officer in the organisational reviews of all current serious and
     organised crime investigations on a regular basis. Advise on the performance, financial
     management and efficiency of both pro-active and reactive investigative units to ensure
     successful prioritisation of resources and the provision of an efficient and effective
     service.

    Take lead responsibility during the review of serious crime investigations for advising on
     risk management. Quality assure risk assessments to ensure compliance with policy and
     good practice relating to the identification, assessment and management of operational
     risk.

    Provide guidance and advice to SIOs in consultation with the Force Operational Security
     Officer (OPSY), where necessary, in relation to the management of operational risk and
     disseminate any areas of best practice identified from this quality assurance process.

    Identify any areas of potential compromise from the quality assurance of the management
     of operational risk and where appropriate bring these issues to the attention of both the
     SIO and the OPSY.

    Advise, mentor and assist in the training of Operational Risk Liaison Officers (ORLOs)
     within the Serious Crime Division.

    Support the co-ordination, evaluation, monitoring and review of risk assessments
     throughout the Serious Crime Division.


 Strategic Risk and Review Adviser
 January 2009
   Working in collaboration with the Head of Profession (Health and Safety), develop
    appropriate health and safety strategies applicable to all operational units within the
    Serious Crime Division to ensure compliance with legislation.

   Promote, execute and develop GMP’s health and safety policy within all Serious Crime
    Division units, ensuring operational risk management becomes enshrined at all levels of
    operational practice and procedure.

   Maintain an up to date knowledge of health and safety legislation; advise the senior
    leadership team on likely impact and develop appropriate compliance strategies.

   Contribute to the strategic decision making of the Serious Crime Division senior
    leadership team to ensure operational risk management is an integral part of this process.

   To assist with the postholder’s professional development in safety, contribute to the work
    of the central health and safety unit as and when appropriate learning opportunities arise.

   Attend meetings as appropriate to be sighted on strategic health and safety issues and
    contribute to the development of practical solutions.

   Support the ongoing development of risk assessment practices and develop risk
    assessments for use within the Serious Crime Division.

   Provide cover for the Force Review Officer during periods of absence.

   Assist in the review of all current undetected homicides, particularly Category A
    investigations where vulnerable members of the public are at risk or significant resource
    allocation is required. Prepare reports which identify investigative and learning
    opportunities; make recommendations for organisational change.

   Assist in the review of specific areas of serious crime investigation and intelligence
    matters, where GMP is vulnerable to organisational risk.

   Prepare reports including recommendations for organisational change or furtherance of
    investigative opportunities.

   Assist in undertaking independent reviews of all covert operations, secret and high-risk
    deployments, both within the United Kingdom and abroad) taking lead responsibility for
    advice on risk management.

   Assist in conducting organisational reviews of all detected and undetected murder
    investigations on a regular basis, advising the MIT coordinator and Force Review Officer
    on performance, efficiency, investigative opportunities; highlighting good and weak
    practice and issues of integrity.

   Identify and evaluate new and innovative developments in respect of serious and
    organised crime investigations, enabling performance improvement.

   Contribute to the development and formulation of strategy and policy in relation to the
    investigative process of major/serious crime.

   Scrutinise developments in criminal investigation methods, practices and forensic science
    to identify and disseminate good practice.

   Contribute to a process of assessment, review and re-investigation as appropriate of all
    cases of historic undetected murder within GMP.

   Contribute to a process of assessment, review and re-investigation of cases of historic
    undetected rape within GMP, in collaboration with the Home Office Police Standards Unit.

   Deliver training and continuous professional development seminars on risk management
    issues.



Strategic Risk and Review Adviser
January 2009
   Manage and improve your own and staff performance through excellent leadership, the
    performance appraisal system and continuous professional development. Lead and
    support all other individuals who may form part of a team for specific reviews.

   Take necessary steps to ensure staff are fully trained, understand and apply relevant
    Force processes and procedures in relation to the collection, recording, evaluation and/or
    sharing of information in compliance with the Code of Practice on Management of Police
    Information 2005, Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2005 as
    appropriate.

   To comply with the requirements of GMP's policies on Drug and Alcohol testing –
    requirements in respect of specific posts/ roles are described in the policies which are
    available on the Force Intranet

   To promote and comply with GMP’s policies on equal opportunities and health and safety
    both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others

   To be responsible for improving your performance by participating in the Performance
    Appraisal process with your manager

   To carry out such other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and
    grading of the post

                                            NOTES

This job description records the principal responsibilities of the job at the date shown. The job
description will be updated from time to time in conjunction with the post holders to reflect
changes.




Strategic Risk and Review Adviser
January 2009
 POST TITLE:                                    Strategic Risk and Review Adviser



 LOCATION:                                      Serious Crime Division, Investigative
                                                Review Section



             BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES TO UNDERTAKE THE ROLE

 Respect for race and diversity (A)
 Understands other people’s views and takes them into account. Is tactful and diplomatic
 when dealing with people, treating them with dignity and respect at all times. Understands
 and is sensitive to social, cultural and racial differences

 Strategic perspective (B)
 Concentrates on issues that support the broad organisational strategy. Maintains a broad
 view, and understands and considers the interests and aims of other units or outside
 organisations.

 Problem solving (B)
 Gathers information from a range of sources to understand situations, making sure it is
 reliable and accurate. Analyses information to identify important issues and problems.
 Identifies risks and considers alternative courses of action to make good decisions.

 Maximising potential (B)
 Encourages others to learn and develop, giving them clear and direct guidance and
 feedback on their performance. Encourages and supports staff, making sure they are
 motivated to achieve results.

 Effective communication (B)
 Communicates all needs, instructions and decisions clearly. Adapts the style of
 communication to meet the needs of the audience. Asks probing questions to check
 understanding.

 Planning and organising (B)
 Plans activities thoroughly for self and others. Builds milestones into plans, monitors
 progress and adjusts them as necessary in response to any changes. Provides clear
 direction and makes sure that staff know what is expected of them.

 Openness to change (B)
 Supports, promotes and puts into practice change. Introduces new ways of doing things
 and encourages others to accept them. Overcomes barriers to change.

 Personal responsibility (A)
 Readily accepts responsibility for self and others. Takes responsibility for managing
 situations and problems. Leads by example, showing a commitment and a determination
 to succeed. Continues to learn and develop.


Explanation of competency levels:
(A), (B), (C) Indicates the level of competency taken from the National Competency
Framework.

All behavioural competencies will be discussed in the Performance Appraisal.




Strategic Risk and Review Adviser
January 2009
                 SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS AND ABILITIES

                 ESSENTIAL                                       DESIRABLE


 Knowledge of the Murder Investigation
 Manual and the Major Incident Room
 Standardised Administrative Procedures.

 Knowledge of the Lawful and Effective Use
 of Covert Techniques.

 Forensic appreciation, including the
 application of techniques at major crime
 scenes and in covert operations.

 Excellent oral and written communication
 skills, including the ability to write complex
 reports.

 Knowledge of law in relation to major crime,
 especially homicide.

 Knowledge of force policy and national
 procedures in relation to major crime.


                           TRAINING /EXPERIENCE REQUIRED


                 ESSENTIAL                                       DESIRABLE


 Willing to undertake a course of study to        Experience of working with/understanding of
 obtain Chartered Membership of the               St. Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre.
 Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
 (if not already so qualified).                   Training and experience in the use of
                                                  HOLMES 2 *
 Experience of operational risk management
 in serious crime investigations.                 Recruitment and Selection Skills training *

 Recent experience at Senior Investigating
 Officer level in the investigation of all
 categories of serious crime.

 Senior Investigating Officer development
 programme trained.

 Experience of working with/understanding of
 specialist forensic services.

 Experience of advising and liaising with all
 levels of personnel on the implementation of
 policy and procedure.




Strategic Risk and Review Adviser
January 2009
                                  OTHER REQUIREMENTS


                 ESSENTIAL                                      DESIRABLE


 Has achieved a good attendance record.

 As a condition of being appointed to this
 post, an individual will be required to
 provide a DNA sample for the elimination
 database.

 Holds a full driving licence.

 Availability of a vehicle for business use.

 Willing to travel to locations within and
 outside Greater Manchester.

 This is a designated post under the Force
 Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore
 attract an enhanced level of vetting (SC).


All the essential criteria above will be discussed in the Performance Appraisal.

The desirable criteria marked with an asterisk * will be desirable at the selection stage
but will become essential once in post and will be discussed in the Performance Appraisal.

Please note that we will consider making reasonable adjustments to the above, in line with
the Disability Discrimination Act.




Strategic Risk and Review Adviser
January 2009

								
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