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Investigative Officer

Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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REED is a specialist provider of permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions

We require Investigation Officer's to cover an existing workload within a major police force. With 3 roles based in Preston and 1 based in Skelmersdale.

This is an interim position for an initial 6 months with the potential to be extended, dependent on workload.

Role Purpose:
  • To manage and participate in a wide range of evidence-gathering and crime-investigation duties for Serious and Complex crime and to ensure that any evidence obtained is recorded, secured and preserved in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • To interview suspects and provide support and assistance to other investigations as required by supervision.

Skills required to be successful in the role:
  • PIP level 2 accredited is essential.
  • Experience of conducting successful volume and priority criminal investigations, both proactive and reactive.
  • Knowledge of intelligence gathering procedure and policies.
  • Experience of investigating crime.
  • Experience of gathering critical evidence by interviewing victims, significant witnesses and suspects.
  • Experience and knowledge of the Criminal Justice System relating to the PACE Act, including searching premises, handling exhibits, interviewing suspects, and CPIA 1996, relating to disclosure.
  • Experience of maintaining & interrogating computerised systems and manual filing systems.
  • Experience of using police databases to research and record information.
  • Experience of dealing with members of the public.
  • Experience of working in partnership with other departments and agencies.
  • Experience of communicating at all levels with a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience of working effectively and efficiently as part of a team and working with minimal supervision.
  • Experience of working on own initiative, investigating problems, developing solutions and taking appropriate timely action to resolve them.
  • Experience of dealing with difficult situations or conflict
  • Experience of maintaining strict confidentiality using tact and diplomacy where appropriate.

This role offers a competitive salary of £15.77 per hour PAYE (Umbrella rate available) and you'll be working via REED who offer great benefits such as discounts, cashback offers and more as well as weekly pay.

Any offers would be subject to police vetting and right to work checks.

Please apply now and join us in loving Mondays!
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