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Trainee Investigator

Graduate at Independent office for Police Conduct

Trainee Investigator

Graduate at Independent office for Police Conduct

  • LocationBirmingham, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
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  • Application deadline iconPosted on 13 Sep, 2018
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  • Competitive£ 4,161.0 per month

Do you want to contribute to some of the UK’s highest profile investigations, to uncover the truth and deliver social justice?

Trainee Investigator

Salary: £25,250pa (increasing to £27,876 on promotion to Investigator and plus £4,161pa London weighting allowance for Canary Wharf and Croydon based staff)
Your role

The 12-24 month Trainee Investigator Programme provides you with both practical on the job experience, allowing a good flavour for exactly what the role of an Investigator is and involvement in current investigations from the beginning as well as a regular training to help develop the necessary skills and experience for the role. Guaranteeing that no two days are the same.

You will be allocated responsibility from the beginning and during your time as a Trainee Investigator you can expect to be involved in witnessing and taking part in interviews, collecting and analysing evidence, attending post-mortems and dealing with bereaved families. In each case, you’ll need to deal with people sympathetically and work under strong media scrutiny, while always focusing on unearthing the truth.

In addition you will undertake a BTEC Level 5 in Investigation.

What you will need

  • Essential educated to degree level minimum 2:2 (or equivalent)
  • Experience with or assisting people from diverse backgrounds through active participation in community, voluntary or public facing work
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Being able to analyse information & identify key issues

What we offer

  • 27.5 days paid annual leave (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • Bupa employee assistance programme
  • Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • staff networks focussed on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff
  • flexible working options

About the IOPC

As a totally independent body, not part of the police or government, we oversee the police complaints system in England and Wales. As well as setting the standards the police should apply when handling complaints, we investigate and make decisions on some of the UK’s most sensitive cases, including where police action may have led to death or serious injury.

Please note that this role may close early due to high applications.

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