Professional Standards Department DC – Investigations

Reference: Police Life

Date Posted: 18 Jun 2021

Salary: Pay scale starts at £23,658 and then increasing incrementa

Position Type: Full time

Location: East Anglia

Details:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Detective Constable – Investigations within the Professional Standards Department (PSD) HQ Chelmsford.

Applications are invited from Substantive Detective Constables, those on the Detective career pathway, and Police Constables that are willing to undertake and pass the National Investigators Exam (NIE process).

This is a challenging role, and as a Detective Constable, Investigations in PSD you will be part of a small team with responsibility for investigating public complaints, criminal and misconduct matters against police officers and staff including developing investigative strategies, conducting witness enquiries, obtaining and preparing evidence and attending and giving evidence at any court or misconduct proceedings in accordance with the relevant legislation.

You will be required to liaise with the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and staff associations as part of your investigative role and will also be required to take responsibility for Death and Serious Injury (DSI) investigations.

Candidates interested in joining the Professional Standards Department should be able to evidence positive attitude and commitment to change and innovation, as well as flexibility and a desire to identify and implement changes as part of a drive to improve quality, consistency and efficiency in all areas of the Professional Standard Department.

You will need to maintain and enforce Standards of Professional Behaviour due to the nature of some of the matters dealt with by the department you will be expected to exhibit the highest levels of professional integrity and discretion.

Additional responsibilities include supporting the Force objective of maintaining adherence to the Code of Ethics and the development of a learning culture through training, advice and guidance. This will include identifying good practice and areas for improvement within Essex Police and then taking appropriate action to ensure the highest quality of service is provided.

Hours are mainly office hours however some flexibility is necessary to meet the caseload.  This is a non-uniform post however the post holder will be expected to wear uniform as and when required.  The post holder will be based at Essex Police Headquarters but may be required to travel countywide. The post holder will use their own vehicle for business purposes with mileage allowance.

Vetting clearance is a pre-requisite of employment in designated posts and the post holder will be subject to management vetting assessment every 7 years. National security vetting clearances are reviewed every 10 years.

Applicants interested in joining the Professional Standards Department should be able to evidence positive attitude and commitment to change and innovation, as well as flexibility and a desire to identify and implement changes as part of a drive to improve quality, consistency and efficiency in all areas of the Professional Standard Department

Applicants will provide evidence of the following skills/experience within their application:

Essential

  • Your ability to analyse information whilst considering/mitigating risk
  • Example of a time where you have been innovative in your approach to solving a problem
  • Your ability to work with partner agencies to provide a service to the public.
  • Experience in criminal investigations
  • Line Manager endorsement

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Legislation and Policy to ensure all work conducted is lawful, necessary, and proportionate.

 Your application is shortlisted on the content provided within the 'reason for application' section. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible as insufficient information may mean that you do not meet the shortlisting criteria.

For further information about the role please contact Christopher McGlade DI 42075327 Email: Christopher.McGlade@essex.police.uk or Tina Hart DI 42070965 Email: Tina.Hart@essex.police.uk

Whilst the short-listing / assessment dates have been provided, these may be subject to change due to business requirements.

Please be aware that the timeframe for release for successful officer(s) will be determined in line with organisational need and the requirement to balance Force resources, at the monthly Chief Officer Resourcing meeting.

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Closing date: 30 June 2021.

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