PIP 2 Investigator (CAIU)

Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU)
Band 3G (circa £26,817 per annum) rising to Band 3H (circa £28,458 per annum) on completion of the NIE, plus 10% shift allowance. Progression based on performance, plus beneifts
Full Time

Applications are invited for a PIP2 Investigator to work in the Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU). Successful applicants who are already PIP2 accredited or hold a pass at NIE will commence immediately in the PIP 2 Investigator role at the 3H salary level. Applicants who do not hold an NIE Pass will commence in a PIP1 Investigator role in the 3G entry level 3G salary but will progress to the PIP 2 Investigator role on the 3H salary once an NIE pass mark has been achieved. 

In this role you will effectively and efficiently investigate, detect and reduce crime in line with force priorities and work in partnership with other agencies to deliver safeguarding. This provides an excellent opportunity for Police Staff Investigators to obtain further personal and professional development. It is essential that you have effective communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide audience along with proven analytical and decision making skills. You will also be self-motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. 

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. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the established psychological screening process.

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 15676. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Monday 22nd April 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.