Investigative Officer

Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Other
First 13 weeks training at Staffordshire Police Headquarters and then various locations across Staffordshire
Grade E
Full Time

Investigative Officer
Grade E £21,876 - £26,016 

Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

Based at various locations throughout the county

Depending on posting there may be additional allowances with this role. 

Staffordshire Police is continually striving to deliver the best possible service for the county’s residents, businesses and visitors. It is a fast-paced organisation, adaptive to modern policing needs and open to continual improvement. 

Set out within the force’s Policing Plan, Staffordshire Police has clear direction and ambition through five main priorities; Modern Policing, Early Intervention, Supporting Victims and Witnesses, Managing Offenders and Reoffending and Public Confidence. These priorities support the exciting changes that have already taken place and provide the framework for changes to come. 

Everyone who works for the force has an important role to play in shaping the future of Staffordshire Police. The force seeks people who will champion new ways of working, be collaborative and agile and represent in a fair and ethical manner those that Staffordshire Police serves.

As an Investigative Officer you will work as part of a team and assist in criminal and other investigations and support the preparation of case papers ensuring files are completed in accordance with court and force deadlines.

You will use a range of evidence gathering techniques so experience in investigations is essential.  You will need excellent written and communication skills as you will liaise with a wide range of people.  The work is varied and interesting – your day could consist of viewing CCTV at a crime scene or carrying out research on a suspect in preparation for the interview of that individual in custody.

You will work as part of a team and your hours of work will be 37 hours with potential of this being over 7 days depending on your posting.

Further details of the key tasks, responsibilities can be found within the role profile.

Closing Date for applications - 28th September at Midday

Shortlisting Week ending - 30th September      

Interviews will be held on week commencing 10th October 

Course Start Date – Jan 2022

Benefits of working for Staffordshire Police: 

  • Flexible working options 
  • Pension Scheme – Employers Pension contribution 15.5%
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Fostering friendly policy
  • Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption
  • Occupational Health
  • On site Gyms
  • Staff associations
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Blue light Card
  • Lottery
  • Staff restaurant at HQ
  • Annual Leave Entitlement – starting at 26 days 

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a representative from the People Services team will notify any affected applicants.

Staffordshire have a strong commitment to equality and diversity in our people, within the organisation and in the services we provide to our communities.

We want to reflect the communities we serve and one way we can try to achieve this is through a 'positive action' approach.

Positive action is activity which helps employers identify and remove barriers and issues to the recruitment, retention and progression of people who identify with underrepresented groups of the Equalities Act 2010 (i.e. LGBT+, ethnicity, disability), whilst still employing people on merit.

A Positive Action event will also be taking place on 13th April 17:30-18:30 to register your interest in attending please

Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Job related fitness test 
  • Medical assessment 
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.