Custody Review Officer/Risk Analyst/Auditor

Criminal Justice, Custody
TVP Broad Band 3H
Band 3H, circa £32,000 per annum, plus benefits.
Full Time


In this newly created role you will use your skills to promote and support the delivery of service in custody through the internal review process, identifying the risks and providing solutions in order to manage these risks. You will be responsible for providing advice and support as well as proposing methods which the Force can apply ensuring they comply with legislation, internal and external policies and national best practice. You will support the custody governance framework by analysing the efficiency and effectiveness of the service delivered in custody by the Force and critical partners, identifying and promoting opportunities for service improvement and organisational learning. 

We are looking for someone with a relevant degree and/or experience of criminal justice/custody or performance analysis in the police or a similar environment. You will have the ability to understand criminal law and procedure with experience of operating and interrogating computer systems using Microsoft Office applications with the ability to be trained to use relevant computer systems.   Excellent report writing skills are required with the ability to explain complex or specialist information to a non-specialist audience. It is essential you have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to negotiate and influence others, deliver presentations and engage in briefings and meetings. You will be able to work accurately and effectively under pressure, with minimum supervision, prioritising your workload whilst remaining team focused. Previous research and analytical skills are required with the ability to think strategically in order to problem solve. You will be self-motivated and able to use your initiative and ideally have an understanding, or be able to learn, conditions of service of staff in the custody environment. 

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, 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 17348. 

Please use Google Chrome when completing your application, wherever possible, as this will enhance performance. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 25th October 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.