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Detective Sergeant – Child Abuse Investigation Unit and Vulnerable Adults (CAVA)

  • Reference SJ-POJ-210625-02
  • Remuneration In line with national pay scales
  • Role/TypePermanent/Full Time
  • LocationMiddlesbrough

Applications are invited for the post of Detective Sergeant within CAVA both internally and on transfer

 The role is to oversee the efficient and effective running of the Child Abuse Investigation and Vulnerable Adults Unit ensuring all investigations are appropriately supervised, managed and co-ordinated and where required act as Deputy Senior Investigating Officer for identified serious or ‘high risk’ offences.

 You will ensure the Detectives effectively identify, manage and prioritise risk and be responsible for engendering inter-agency working with partner agencies to help prevent and risk manage incidents and safeguard victims. You will also ensure attendance at strategy/LADO meetings by Detectives and the DDM’s within the MACH and CHUB. As the DS in CAVA you will be responsible for evaluating and monitoring performance within your team to ensure optimum use of resources, identify trends, good and poor performance and gaps in service delivery.

 For further information on the role please clickhere for the job description.

Newly promoted Sergeants within Cleveland Police must retain their assigned posting for 12 months. If you are nearing the end of this 12 month period you are eligible to apply, and if successful any agreed move date to CAVA would take place after completing your assigned 12 month posting.

 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.




Detective Sergeant – Child Abuse Investigation Unit and Vulnerable Adults (CAVA)

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