PS/450/BCH - A4 - PSD Investigator

Police Staff
Professional Standards (PSD)
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Public Complaints PSD
£24,759 - £26,437
Full Time
The Professional Standards Department is currently seeking to appoint an experienced Investigating Officer to join the department. There is one immediate vacancy.

These posts are an exciting opportunity for experienced investigators with a strong background in dealing with complex investigations expeditiously to form part of a dynamic team.

The Public Complaints Team deal with complex investigations made by the public involving BCH Police Officers and staff. It can be a stressful environment with a high workload demanding high quality paperwork and file submission, as we deal with legally qualified professionals and other outside agencies such as the IOPC and the Crown Prosecution Service.

We are looking for highly motivated and dedicated individuals to work in this department.

The post holder will be responsible for completing public complaint or gross misconduct investigations and compiling professional investigations/reports.
Knowledge of The Police Reform Act 2002 – Schedule 3, The Police Complaints and Misconduct regulations 2012, The Police Performance Regulations 2012, Code of Ethics, and the IOPC Statutory Guidance to the Police Service is desirable and an internal knowledge of the BCH complaints/misconduct procedures would also be of benefit.

As a PSD Investigator you will investigate a wide variety of complaints made by the public. Your duties will encompass a wide range of investigative activities including but not limited to, statement taking, securing and reviewing evidence, log keeping, interviewing, file building, full Officer in Case (OIC) responsibilities which may include attending court and giving evidence if an employee has committed a criminal offence.
Previous investigation and customer service experience would be desirable.

These posts will be based at Biggleswade but operating across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire localities is an essential requirement of these roles.

Interested candidates are advised to speak with: Public Complaint Team Detective Sergeants - Dawn Coates on 01234 842446 or email in the first instance for further information.

The role profile supporting these posts is attached for your reference and Hertfordshire pay scales.

If you are interested in applying for the advertised role please ensure you read the attached information, including role profile and recruitment information for applicants.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the four personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

• We deliver, support and Inspire
• We take Ownership
• We are Collaborative
• We analyse critically

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section.

** All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

** Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.**
22 July 2019
26 July 2019
8 August 2019

This opportunity is closed to applications.