190000K2 Requisition #

Grade: Band E

Salary: £40,719 to £47,826

Closing Date:  27th October 2019

About the role: 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proven leader to join the Force CID Locate Team. Working alongside 2 other Locate Managers the successful candidate will lead investigations into Missing Persons as well as working towards identifying opportunities to prevent vulnerable children and adults from going missing. Locate has teams based at Wednesfield and Chelmsley Wood.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead Locate by developing ways of working in line with objectives and terms of reference.
  • Manage missing person investigations ensuring locate staff resilience, efficiency and effective in their service delivery.
  • Ensure accurate performance information is collated in respect of the service delivered.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all aspects of legislation, guidance and operating procedures concerning missing person and the safeguarding of children and adults.
  • Support Local Policing Units (LPU's) Inspectors and Senior Leadership Team’s (SLT's) to ensure reviews and investigations for all missing persons in Birmingham are undertaken in a professional and consistent way to corporate standards in line with the Missing and Absent Person Policy (PP/02).
  • Deliver a strategic overview for the missing person’s pilot reporting to the Locate Governance board details of the effectiveness of  delivery, taking their direction and tasking to address any performance issues identified.
  • Assist in the development of policy for missing persons, liaising with internal and external colleagues and advise upon future state delivery of Locate across WMP.
  • Support the prevention and reduction of missing persons to make both adults and children safer sooner and insure staff understand intelligence requirements.
  • Negotiate and influence internal and external stakeholder around the department core business.
  • Develop and maintain partnership working relationships at force, regional and national levels with key external stakeholders and financial institutions.
  • Represent West Midlands Police at Regional and National meetings in relation to Missing Adult and Child business areas.
  • Demonstrate a positive leadership style, through setting and communicating the highest standards of personal integrity and behaviour, providing clear guidance to staff and maintaining a professional approach.
  • Lead on staff development, talent management and welfare for the respective business areas. Represent the business areas at Workforce Strategy and People Development Board Meetings.
  • Provide a professional working environment for staff, including adherence to Health and Safety Policy and Legislation.
  • Manage the relevant budgets for business areas.
  • Oversee and implement change to support organisational objectives
  • To perform any other duties which are consistent with nature, responsibilities and grading of the role.
Informal enquiries are welcome, if you require further information or would like to arrange a team visit please contact DCI Jennifer Pearson on 07500 066030 or Det Supt Ian Parnell.


  • Must be experienced in investigating and locating missing persons.

  • Proven experience in partnership working and public protection.

  • Effective report writing, presentation and organisational skills.

  •  Proficient in the use of COMPACT system.

  • Working knowledge of suspect management in accordance with Police AND Criminal evidence Act (PACE) and force policy.

  • Knowledge of National Intelligence Model and Force Intelligence Systems.

  • Have completed or be willing to successfully undertake PIP2 accreditation
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation, national standards and effective practice in all areas of Missing Persons
  • Experience in effectively communicating and managing relationships at all levels and within a partnership environment. Where appropriate, to act as a point of contact with Local Authorities, Charities and other police forces including the Home Office.
  • Demonstrate effective communication both written and oral and the ability to exercise initiative within this specialist field.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritising workloads and progressing issues, with minimal supervision.

  • Experience of producing and delivering reports.

  • Possess IT skills, including literacy in common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and IT skills gained from investigations or IT security.


  • Experience of working as part of a management leadership team and working with collective responsibility

  • Be flexible in terms of working location and be prepared to work temporarily at other locations

  • To work within and promote the organisation’s values through compliance with the code of conduct and code of ethics, promoting equality of opportunity

  • An ability to operate at a regional level around Missing Persons

This role description should develop along with the changing demands of law enforcement reflected in organisational objectives and priorities.

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