Police Officer

Disclosure and Barring Service Researcher

Police Staff
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Professional Standards
Northampton, Force Headquarters - NN4 0JQ
Staff - Scale 3 - Scale 4



14/10/2022, 23:55

In this role you will make a difference to the lives of everyone, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from harm.
Research systems, collate information and make informed decisions on relevance to protect the vulnerable.


  • To prioritise and manage own workload in accordance with the DBS Service Level Agreement. 
  • To undertake DBS Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) functions in relation to conflicts, Police National Computer (PNC) information and local information. 
  • To carry out research in response to requests for DBS applications in accordance with the Local Information Search Rationale.
  • Consider the relevance of information and document decisions utilising the appropriate QAF products.
  • To undertake research in respect of DBS disputes relating to any inaccuracies of PNC. As directed by DBS, arrange for members of the public to provide elimination fingerprints, liaising with internal departments where necessary.
  • To input all accurate and relevant data onto the DBS database, or to input ‘no trace response’ in accordance with local instructions.
  • Liaise with internal departments, outside agencies, members of the public and the DBS in order to progress disclosure queries/applications.
  • To identify duplicate and/or inaccurate records during research and make the necessary changes. Where necessary, pass to the Disclosure and Barring Service Team Leaders for advice.
  • To ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act legislation.
  • Any other duties or tasks as required within the scope of the role.

    Why work for Northamptonshire Police?

    Northamptonshire Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

    If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Northamptonshire Police is the force for you.

    Equality, diversity and inclusion

    Northamptonshire Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

    We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

    All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

    Flexible working

    All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

    Recruitment and Selection Policy

    Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

    Internal applicants must have line manager support prior to proceeding with an application.

    Police Barred and Advisory lists

    Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

    Vetting and safeguarding

    Northamptonshire Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

    Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.  

    This vacancy is closed to applications.