Investigator job in UK Wide
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Job Title - Investigator
Salary: £27,876pa plus £4,161pa London Weighting Allowance for Holborn and Croydon based staff
Location: Birmingham, Croydon, Holborn and Wakefield
This is your opportunity to use your investigative, regulatory or inspection experience in a range of high profile investigations to develop a rewarding career.
As a key member of one of our investigation teams, you’ll be working on a variety of unique local and national cases that are often in the public eye. This will include gathering, preserving and analysing evidence, interviewing witnesses and suspects, visiting incident scenes and preparing case files. It’s complex and challenging work – one day you may be attending a post mortem or liaising with bereaved families and the next you could be interviewing a key witness or attending court proceedings. You might even deal with complex, historical cases. In all scenarios, you’ll handle these sometimes difficult and emotionally charged situations sensitively. As an Investigator you’ll need to remain calm and objective so you can prepare balanced investigation reports and make informed recommendations based on your findings.
We provide a 24-hour on-call service, so you will need the adaptability to work unsocial hours occasionally, as part of a flexible rota. As we are a national service, you may also need to work away from home, with some overnight stays when necessary.
What you’ll need
You should have some proven experience of carrying out investigations, or of a regulatory, inspection or enforcement role. This will include carrying out interviews, gathering evidence and analysing information to make evidence-based decisions. An articulate communicator, with the ability to write thorough, effective reports and the character to deal with people at all levels, you will be used to working in a team or on your own initiative.
You’ll need the resilience to deal with sensitive and challenging investigations, together with an eye for detail and the ability to think logically and objectively to present the facts. Add the ability to adapt to different situations and to analyse a range of issues at the same time and you will enjoy the opportunity to develop your investigative skills and build a career that could lead to you heading an investigations team.
About the IPCC
We oversee the police complaints system in England and Wales and are totally independent from the police and government. As well as setting the standards the police should apply when handling complaints, we investigate some of the UK’s most sensitive cases. These include cases where police action may have led to death or serious injury and allegations of criminal activity against Police and Crime Commissioners.
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