XC150 CAID Officer **External**

Calder Park, Wakefield
£26,865 - £28,725 per annum

CAID Officer
Protective Services Crime
Digital Forensic Unit
Calder Park, Wakefield
Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2021
1 full time post available

West Yorkshire Police are seeking to recruit a CAID (Child Abuse Image Database) Officer to work within the Digital Forensic Unit located at Calder Park, Wakefield on a fixed term basis until 31/03/2021. It is anticipated that the contract will be extended on an annual basis.

CAID is a Home Office-led project used by UK Police forces on a daily basis, which is a recognised database of Indecent Images of Children, holding approximately 100 million images, which assists in the identification of victims of abuse and the prosecution of suspects under investigation.

The main responsibility of the CAID Officer is to support the operational use of CAID by providing a comprehensive data update and extraction service for all users, co-ordinating support and compliance with the national system of grading abusive images, sharing best practice and compliance with legislation. Regular contact with Home Office partners to provide performance reports on a daily basis is also an important part of the role, as is working with technical partners on the introduction of new developments such as facial matching to improve CAID effectiveness.

To be considered for this role you must hold a relevant degree or have relevant experience and expertise to be able to fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

You must have good knowledge and experience of working in a technical or digital business area. You must also be willing to undertake and successfully complete training and/or courses for the role as appropriate. The ideal candidate will be technically adept in the use of computers.

Part of the role is to liaise with other forces around the country so you must have the ability to share knowledge and learning with others in oral, written and other formats, and be prepared to update managers locally on operational issues and strategic development plans.

The successful candidate must have physical and emotional resilience to regularly deal with abusive and offensive imagery of extreme violence, obscenity and depravity. Due to the nature of the images held on the database, the successful candidate must be willing to undergo psychological assessments.

You must also be willing to travel and provide training throughout the UK so a valid UK driving licence is essential.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 hours on the 25 November 2020.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last five years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser).

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No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.