MASH Research Coordinator | Suffolk Constabulary

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MASH Research Coordinator

Landmark House, Ipswich
£19,719 - £22,221
Friday 5 October at 5pm
Please quote Ref: L596 on application form

Applications are invited for the above post in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at Landmark House Ipswich.  The MASH co-locates key agencies and their data into a secure assessment, research and decision making unit with regard to Safeguarding of adults and children.  The Safeguarding and Investigations Command is seeking an enthusiastic individual who would like to take the opportunity of working within a dynamic and professional team.

The MASH Research Coordinator is a key member of the team and the successful applicant will support the work of the MASH by taking receipt of Safeguarding referrals from both internal and external partner agencies.  The post holder will analyse referrals as to if a crime is indicated and assess Safeguarding risk.  Having determined this, the successful applicant will then interrogate a number of computer systems in order to produce structured reports to assist and enhance the decision making process.

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria: 

  • Ability to assess, analyse and collate information from a wide range of information sources, in accordance with Data Protection regulations
  • General understanding of legislation relating to adult and child protection issues
  • Good communication skills displaying the ability to effectively manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Good written communication skills for producing reports
  • Ability to work under own initiative without close supervision and against a performance framework
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook with accurate keyboard skills for data input
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with professionally with potentially distressing subject matter

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment
  • Experience of working with child protection, domestic abuse, sexual abuse and vulnerable and intimidated victim/witness issues
  • Knowledge of police databases and MOPI

Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday. This post is offered on a permanent basis.

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role. 

Role profile >> mash_research_coordinator_-_nov_13.pdf

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].