Job Description

Working as a member of the County Council’s Community Safety Team, you will work collaboratively with, and empower, partners across the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse Partnership in order to improve learning from, and co-ordination of, all work relating to Domestic Homicide Reviews and joint DHR/Serious Case Reviews. You will provide professional support to Surrey’s 11 Community Safety Partnerships when undertaking DHRs, leading to improvements in the partnership response to domestic abuse.

While there is no formal team management, you will engage with teams of multi-agency staff across the partnership to help deliver many elements of the work programme, including from Surrey Police, District and Borough Councils, Health and specialist Domestic Abuse Services. You will have responbility for monitoring a multi-agency pooled budget allocated to the commissioning of DHR Independent Chairs and Report Writers and delivery of seminars/webinars and training opportunities linked to DHR recommendations.

The nature of Domestic Homicide Reviews means you will have access to sensitive and potentially upsetting information. Vital to the success of a DHR is sensitive and appropriate liaison with the family and friends of victims and most importantly, helping them to ensure that victims’ voices are heard to illuminate the future and prevent further deaths.

You will be highly organised, willing to take responsibility and use initiative, and be comfortable in setting your own priorities and meeting deadlines.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • A good understanding of, and ability to interpret, statutory guidance related to Domestic Homicide Reviews and wider domestic abuse policy
  • Experience of DHRs and/or Serious Case Reviews
  • Experience of working within statutory organisations in a multi-agency context
  • Willingness and ability to travel across Surrey to attend multi-agency meetings

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Additional Information

This advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 27th February 2022.

Interviews will take place on Friday 4 March online via MSTeams.

This is a 24 month secondment / fixed term contract.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Sonia Knight by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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