Civilian Investigator x 16 – Protecting Vulnerable Persons

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Civilian Investigator x 16 - Protecting Vulnerable Persons
LINCOLN, Lincolnshire
Contract / Temporary

Lincolnshire BL TCL 359781

Posted: 4th September 2023 09:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.30 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 4 days, shifts tba

  • This opening assignment is for 6-7 months

  • LINCOLN, Lincolnshire,

    NL5 8EL

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Civilian Investigator x 16 - Protecting Vulnerable Persons (PVP)

Reference no: Lincolnshire BL TCL 359781

Pay Rate: £15.30 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6-7 months

City: LINCOLN, Lincolnshire

Office based role

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

MV Vetting

Only candidates with current security clearance will be considered for this role

This role requires MV clearance: this must be already held and active – we are unable to consider any candidates who do not hold this level of vetting currently – please do not apply if you do not have this clearance

Full UK driving licence

 The purpose of the role is to work as part of a team in PVP to undertake the investigation of serious and complex crimes that fall under the PVP remit, involving interview of suspects and gathering of evidence from victims and witnesses, digital media, and other sources. To prepare and complete files in accordance with court deadlines, legislation, and force policy, ensuring that crimes under investigation are compliant with Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA) and the Victims Code of Practice. These roles are predominantly based in Lincoln, but some may be based in Grantham, Boston or Skegness.

Key responsibilities:

  • Respond effectively to all reports of Rape and Serious Sexual offences (RASSO), child and adult abuse and reports of Child Sexual Exploitation received in accordance with the PVP Terms of Reference, Operation Soteria protocol, LSCP and LSAB joint working arrangements, and in consideration of Force policy, and NPCC and College of Policing Authorised Professional Practice.
  • Take ownership of serious and complex criminal investigations. Develop and record proportionate investigation plans and strategies and prioritise lines of enquiry, maximising the gathering of material by securing and preserving evidence under minimum supervision. To conduct or co-ordinate all aspects of the investigation process, ensuring the highest quality of service to all stakeholders.
  • Interview victims of crime and other witnesses, ensuring compliance with the Victims Charter, identifying when victims are significant or vulnerable and taking relevant measures.
  • Interview suspects in accordance with PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act). This will include the exercise of designated powers under the Police Reform Act (including search and seizure).
  • Effectively apply investigation procedures to ensure timely response to and conclusion of all enquiries.
  • Gather, develop and use intelligence effectively utilising force IT systems to enhance investigations and inform other departments/line management of identified risks and safeguarding concerns.
  • Prepare case files within the designated timescales ensuring legislative compliance in line with the CPIA, disclosure rules and the Manual of Guidance for presentation to the Magistrates and Crown Courts.
  • Attend court and give evidence in relation to those aspects of any investigation which are within the post holders personal knowledge, or in which the post holder has had any involvement during the investigative process.
  • Represent the organisation by attending multi-agency meetings / case-conferences, or other such meetings as required or deemed appropriate by line management understand, and apply relevant risk assessment processes to support the determination of response and effective resource prioritisation.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • PIP1 qualification.
  • Successfully completed the ICIDP portfolio achieving PIP Level 2 Accreditation desirable.
  • Successfully trained in Video Witness Interviewing desirable.



  • Demonstrate experience of conducting serious and complex investigations.
  • Previous experience of gathering information and/or data from third parties (e.g. researching, interviewing techniques).
  • Previous experience of problem solving and decision making with an ability to critically analyse material.
  • Previous experience of working in a customer focused environment.
  • Previous experience of working with confidential/sensitive material.


Skills & Abilities:     

  • Demonstrate lateral vision and a logical process for solving problems.
  • Ability to review and present information with accuracy and clear attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and focused on achieving high levels of performance, working as an ambassador for the force.
  • Demonstrate commitment in making a difference taking responsibility for own actions.
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of working on own initiative and unsupervised at times.
  • Able to show resilience even in difficult situations.
  • Able to carry out investigatory duties and gather evidence at a variety of locations including at the home of the member of the public, crime scenes or on police premises.
  • Must have the capability to travel within Lincolnshire or wider on occasion to undertake assignments; due to this requirement and the potential unsocial hours a full UK driving licence is required.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.





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Civilian Investigator x 16 - Protecting Vulnerable Persons
Client Category: Police Force

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