Investigating Support Office x4

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Investigating Support Office x4
Newport, Gwent
Contract / Temporary

Gwent BL TCL 348116

Posted: 9th March 2023 10:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.79 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice

  • Newport, Gwent,

    NP20 2EH

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Investigating Support Office x 4

Reference no:  Gwent BL TCL 348116

Pay Rate: £14.79 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice

Hybrid working

Candidates must be happy to be put through police vetting

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 3 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

The purpose of the role is to provide support to the investigation of serious and complex criminal offences. To assist in progressing enquiries as directed by the senior investigating officer and to assist in the recovery of evidential material. To work with exhibits and disclosure obligations in line with the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work as part of an investigation team, gathering, reviewing and presenting evidence as required specific to the department and investigation to which deployed.
  • Obtain evidence from victims and witnesses in a concise and legible format in accordance with relevant rules and legislation.
  • Coordinate and conduct house to house and CCTV enquiries as directed and to complete relevant documentation accurately and in accordance with procedures. To facilitate the capture and seizure of CCTV where required.
  • Be responsible for the management of exhibits including the submission and transportation of these items, controlling all movement of exhibits and following liaison with the SIO, to prepare all forms for the submission of exhibits for further forensic testing if required. To assist in preparing exhibits for suitable presentation to the Courts.
  • Attend Court for and provide verbal evidence when required and be a direct liaison between the Senior Investigating Officer and the Crown Prosecution Service.
  • Use all force computer systems including NICHE and maintaining databases for duties relating to disclosure and the management of exhibits
  • Work in line with CPIA act and if required, as Disclosure Officer in investigations, examining all material, presenting it to the CPS, disclosing it to the accused where appropriate, and certifying to the prosecutor that action has been taken in accordance with the Codes of Practice
  • Review and present information received as part of enquiries including those for CCTV, house to house, digital downloads, third party material
  • Complete research and assist file preparation as required for investigations and submission to the crown prosecution service.
  • Assist in interviewing suspects or witnesses in line with codes of practice and legislation. This is dependent on current qualification status and accreditations.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Must have 2 A levels or NVQ level 4 or equivalent experience relevant to the role.
  2. Must be PIP Level 1 trained or have appropriate previous investigative experience. PIP level 2 preferred.
  3. Level 1 Welsh essential (training will be given).


Skills & Experience:

  1. Must have experience of the investigation of crime or offending behaviour or have experience of working within law enforcement or the criminal justice system.
  2. Must have experience of dealing with sensitive material in an ethical manner.
  3. Must have experience of working to challenging timescales and the ability to perform under pressure.
  4. Must have good communication skills with the ability to listen, empathise and provide support and adapt language to meet the needs of different people.
  5. Must have good knowledge of the criminal law relating to the investigation of crime.
  6. Must have an understanding of the principles of disclosure. under the Criminal Procedures Investigation Act.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Investigating Support Office x4
Client Category: Police Force

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