PIP1 Investigator (Fixed Term Contract/Secondment)

Priority Crime Team
TVP Broad Band 3G
Band 3G, circa £27,953 per annum, plus 7.5% shift allowance, plus benefits.
Full Time
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract

Fixed term contract/ Secondment until 30th September 2021.


Preventing and thoroughly investigating crime, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice. This commitment can’t be achieved by any one person alone; it relies upon a team of over 8,000 officers, police staff and volunteers, working in partnership with other agencies and the public. Exciting challenges lie ahead – new digital technologies and ways of working are transforming the way we protect our communities and bring people to justice. To ensure we deliver a high-quality service, we require the very best talent to be a part of TVP.


In this role you will assist police officers, by taking responsibility for the investigation of criminal offences and other incidents, and prepare case papers, ensuring file completeness and delivery in accordance with deadlines. Responding to priority crime requires flexibility and often working protracted hours often at short notice. Duties will include taking statements from witnesses and victims, interviewing suspects in custody, whilst managing case investigations and completing accurate prosecution files. You will be required to attend court to give evidence.


Proven experience of working within an investigatory type role, using working knowledge and experience of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice procedures is essential. You will have good customer service skills, engaging with people at all levels, sometimes in confrontational situations. You must be able to maintain confidentiality whilst working under pressure, manage a demanding workload and act on your own initiative. You will also have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. You must have capability to travel to different locations and undertake all assignments in a timely manner. For this reason a full UK driving licence is considered essential.

A good standard of education with excellent verbal, written English and good numeracy skills is essential. Please note that due to the length of this contract, the PIP 1 accreditation is considered essential as training cannot be provided.


As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 24 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.


If you are a permanent member of staff applying for this role, please note it will be offered on a secondment basis. Important: All secondments are assumed supported and that your line manager and Head of Department/Commander or Deputy are aware of your intention to apply. If the secondment is not supported then a strong business rationale must be sent to recruitmentpolicestaff@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting the reference number for the role.


Please note: Shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role for the duration of the secondment.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 17206.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 20th September 2020.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

This opportunity is closed to applications.