HOLMES Indexer

Major Crime Unit
TVP Broad Band 2E
Band 2E circa £21,101 per annum. Progression based on performance, plus benefits
Full Time

The centre of a Major Inquiry is the Incident Room where all forms of information are collated from many sources. The information is channelled using a set of administrative procedures into the Home Office Large Major Enquiry System (HOLMES) Computer to enable the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) to direct and control the course of the enquiry.  As an Indexer you will be required to read, research and index on the HOLMES system all documentation processed through the Receiver and Statement Reader, raise and result actions to the operational enquiry teams, ensuring the provision of relevant accurate detail to enable completion of the identified task. You will also provide an efficient and effective administrative support for Holmes Major Incident Rooms including handling incoming telephone calls, assisting with typing/proof reading documents and attending briefings as required. 

You will have a proven ability to accurately disseminate and summarise information, and have a working knowledge of computer networks/systems including Microsoft Office packages. You will also need to have recent and relevant experience of working in an administrative environment.  

You will be required to complete a four week residential training course soon after starting which is likely to be outside of the Thames Valley area.  

A full driving licence is essential as there will be an occasional requirement for you to travel to and work from different locations within the force. You will also have to demonstrate a willingness to work unsociable hours when required, although this is rare.  

Along with all other posts in the Force CID, Intelligence and Specialist Operations departments this role will require an enhanced level of vetting. 

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 15954. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 21st July 2019.


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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.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.