PIP 1 Investigator (Fixed Term Contract/Secondment)

Violence Reduction Unit (VRU)
TVP Broad Band 3G
Band 3G, circa £27,953 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time

Fixed Term Contract/Secondment until 30th March 2021


In this interesting role you will assist police officers in the investigation of criminal offences and other incidents, and prepare case papers, ensuring file completeness and delivery in accordance with court deadlines, legislation and force policy. Duties will include taking statements of evidence from victims of crime and witnesses along with interviewing suspects in custody. You will also manage case investigations and complete accurate prosecution files and attend court to give evidence as required.


A good standard of education with excellent verbal, written English and good numeracy skills is essential. 


You will have good communication, listening and questioning skills with the ability to engage with people at all levels, sometimes in potentially confrontational situations.  You will also need to have meticulous attention to detail and the ability to gather and record information in a logical format along with problem solving and decision making skills.  Capability to travel across the Force is required in order to undertake assignments in a timely manner and work flexibly.  Due to unsocial hours and personal safety for lone working public transport may not be suitable.  For this reason a full driving licence is considered essential for this role.


Along with all other posts in Force Crime, Intelligence and Specialist Operations Departments, this role will require an enhanced level of vetting.  Psychological screening will also be required for this role.

Please note that due to the length of these posts, the PIP 1 accreditation is considered essential as training cannot be provided. Knowledge of current TVP systems would also be highly desirable. 


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.


As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, performance related pay increases, 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 have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 16988.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 27th 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.