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Volunteer vacancies

To volunteer for the following roles you must be aged 18 or over, and have been a UK resident for a minimum of three years. If you are under 18, you may be interested in volunteering as a Police Cadet.

You must disclose any previous convictions, and consent to Sussex Police doing a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (please note that having a criminal record will not necessarily exclude you from being considered for volunteering. Failure to disclose a criminal record which later becomes known will lead to instant dismissal from a volunteering role).

Operation Signature is the Sussex Police process to identify and support vulnerable victims of fraud within Sussex. Increasingly fraud is becoming more complex and deceptive, much of which is targeted at vulnerable and elderly people.  It encompasses frauds including investment, dating, inheritance, courier, computer and telephone.

One of the techniques that the force uses to protect people is the installation of a simple call-blocking device in people’s homes, to prevent unwanted callers.

We are looking for one volunteer per division (East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove) to support this work by undertaking the following tasks:

·        Provide administrative support to police officers and staff working on Operation Signature

·        Visit vulnerable people in their homes to install telephone call-blocker devices

·        Act as an Operation Signature ‘ambassador’ for the police by giving the public information to help them protect themselves (and their friends and family) from a variety of frauds that can be carried out using telephone calls, emails, doorstep callers etc

 Skills required:

  • Able to connect a simple computerised device to a home telephone and to set up a list of agreed numbers (of friends and family) for the device, using a computer
  • Holder of a driving license and with access to their own transport (business use will need to be on motor insurance)
  • IT literate – ie familiar with Microsoft  Excel and Word

Hours would be flexible but likely to include evenings and weekends to accommodate home visits.

If you would like to find out more about the volunteer role please contact:

Sergeant Sarah Leadbeatter (Worthing) 101 ext 568509 (sarah.leadbeatter@sussex.pnn.police.uk)

Sergeant James Ward (Brighton) 101 ext 558119 (james.ward@sussex.pnn.police.uk)

Acting Seargent John Steven (Eastbourne) 101 ext 577463 (john.steven@sussex.pnn.police.uk)

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Location Fire Station, Bohemia Road, Hastings

What does the role involve? As a community safety volunteer you’ll become an engagement champion representing both East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Sussex Police. You will undertake targeted activities including leaflet distribution, generating Home Safety Visit (HSV) referrals, attending station open days and community events aimed at different groups within the community. These include young people, disability groups, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and BME (Black Minority Ethnic).

It is likely that in carrying out this role volunteers will identity areas where further community safety activity/advice is needed or specific individuals who may benefit from additional support. A key part of the volunteer role will be to bring these concerns to the attention of a supervisor and/or signpost those needing extra help to other agencies.

You may be asked to carry out other tasks in addition to those described above such as property marking such as cycle and horse tack and assist in seeking community feedback on events to promote community safety.

In the future this role may evolve into incorporating practical support to members of the community who may have been victims of scams or who need additional help to keep themselves safe. This means assisting police officers and staff when they visit people who have been victims and helping them to deal with the on-going implications of the crime.

The practical support offered may include: the installation of prevention items at a person’s home. Perhaps the instillation of a simple telephone call-blocker device (known as trueCall), which prevents unsolicited phone calls fixing a door security chain or the application of stickers on a window to discourage ‘cold calling’.

What training do I need? Training will be classroom based and on the job practical training with a member of the team.

Essential criteria:

  • Good interpersonal skills and be confident speaking in front of an audience.
  • Ability to work well within a team, on your own initiative and follow instruction.
  • Ability to acquire and develop (with training) a good understanding of crime prevention, road safety and fire safety issues.
  • An awareness of obligation under the Data Protection Act.

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Locations: Brighton, Horsham, Eastbourne and Hastings

What does the role involve? You will provide essential administrative support at one of our specialist Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH). You will work alongside this dynamic team by ensuring that records and databases relating to vulnerable people are up to date, provide accurate information to inform appropriate risk assessment and record the support received by victims. The MASH team is a challenging environment to be a part of but is rewarding.

Each MASH is at different stages of implementation, therefore you are essential in helping our staff to implement new processes and update previous records.

What is the MASH? There are five MASH teams across Sussex and each team brings together multi-agency partners to protect the most vulnerable people in society.

The MASH is made up of our colleagues from children’s social care, domestic abuse services, health and education to respond to referrals and identify children and adults at risk of abuse.  Within the MASH, appropriate safeguarding steps are agreed and plans to support and protect the child or adult are put in place.

What training do I need? You will trained on the job by one of our team in the use of IT systems.

Desired criteria

  • Be passionate about supporting vulnerable people
  • IT literate
  • An awareness of your obligations under the Data Protection Act

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Location: John Street Police Station, Brighton

Is there training?: Yes

What does the role involve? You will help our busy police officers transport suspects to custody centres. You will be responsible for driving our prison van to the place where our police officers have arrested the suspect and transport the suspect to a nearby custody centre.

You’ll work with our dynamic Response team and report to the Section Sergeant at the beginning of each shift.

Please note that as the driver you will not be expected to become directly involved in any incident. The police officers will always deal with any conflict.

What training do I need? You will receive classroom based training on how to use a police radio and complete our three hour practical van driving course. Previous experience of van driving is an advantage but not necessary. Our van driving course consists of a licence check, eye sight test, Highway Code test and van driving assessment with coaching.

Essential criteria:

  • Have a full valid UK driving license
  • No current penalty points
  • No previous criminal record (please note that failure to disclose a criminal record which later becomes known, will lead to instant dismissal from a volunteering role)

Desired criteria:

  • Be familiar with the roads in and around Brighton

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Location: Police Headquarters, Communications Department, Church Lane, Lewes

Is there training?: Yes

What does the role involve? You will be key in ensuring that our operational CCTV cameras are in tip top condition working alongside our CCTV professionals.

You would be responsible for scanning through our operational CCTV cameras looking for overhanging vegetation, lighting issues and obstructions that may be obscuring the camera lens effecting the view and the impeding the camera’s use.

You may be asked on occasion to help with CCTV review requests for police officers and staff to look at the captured footage. There may also be some basic administration required.

What training do I need? You will receive on the job training by one of our friendly and experienced team.

Desired criteria:

  • Confident using technology
  • Basic understanding of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Be a team player yet happy to work on your own initiative
  • There is a need for confidentiality and accuracy

 

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Locations Haywards Heath, with limited travel to police stations within Surrey & Sussex as required

What does the role involve? With a passion for Cyber Security and IT, you’ll use your specialist skills and knowledge to support our Cyber Crime team, working in partnership with experienced officers to help investigate Cyber Crime and to support our divisional colleagues with advice on how to handle, store and submit IT equipment that may be connected to a local investigation. In addition you’ll play an active part in helping safeguard vulnerable members of our community, but contributing to, and assisting in delivery of cyber-awareness materials.  The Cyber Crime Team operate jointly between both Surrey and Sussex Police. Their work is often challenging but extremely rewarding.

What is the Cyber Crime Unit? The Cyber Crime Unit is a joint team, working across the force areas of both Surrey and Sussex Police.  The team provides specialist investigative capability, taking on complex cases involving the use or misuse of IT systems, whilst also acting as a specialist advisory team in support of volume crime investigations that may have IT elements that will aid divisional investigators.

The team is made up of staff and police officers drawn from both forces.

What Skills do I need? You will have a demonstrable set of specialist skills one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital Forensics.
  • Network Analysis.
  • Coding and Programming.
  • Cyber Security, including penetration testing / red team work.
  • Malware Analysis.
  • Open Source Threat Intelligence.

Desired criteria

  • Be passionate about Cyber Security and IT Systems.
  • Be passionate about supporting your community and helping people stay safe online.
  • An awareness of Digital Evidence and relevant legislation would be advantageous.

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

 

Billingshurst Police Office is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. Their office is run very successfully by a team of volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to support the Community, liaising between the Public and the Police.

The volunteer role consists of answering the telephone, data entry on the Police computer, a point of contact on the front counter, filing and relaying information from the public to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

If you would like to know more about the role please contact Sergeant Chris O@Leary at chris.o'leary@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Please note, volunteers are sourced locally in Billingshurst, so they have a strong understanding of the local community and priorities, also travelling expenses are not reimbursed.

Ideally candidates will be able to volunteer on Mondays and Fridays and other days when required.

Seaford Speed Watch is looking for volunteers to join their Community Speed Watch Group. Community Speed Watch is a scheme where local communities can help reduce people speeding though their local area. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.

To find out more about the scheme in the Seaford area visit www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk or if you are interested in taking part please email stephen.oconnell@sussex.pnn.police.uk

All volunteers are given full training in use of the speed monitoring equipment are all insured and approved to work with the scheme. There is a minimum time requirement for all volunteers of just 1-2 hours per week once training is completed.

There are currently 14 approved risk-assessed sites in Seaford, and the scheme works in partnership with Sussex Police, Seaford Town Council, Think School Travel and Neighbourhood Watch.

Southwater Police Office is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. Their office is run very successfully by a team of twenty volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to support the Community, liaising between the Public and the Police.

The volunteer role consists of answering the telephone, data entry on the Police computer, a point of contact on the front counter, filing and relaying information from the public to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

If you would like to know more about the role please contact the Southwater Supervisor David Scott on 01403 734417 david.scott.01@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Please note, volunteers are generally sourced locally so they have a strong understanding of the local community and travelling expenses are not reimbursed.