SOIT Investigation Officer

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SOIT Investigation Officer
Guildford, Surrey
Contract / Temporary

Surrey BL TCL348229

Posted: 8th November 2022 15:03
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.01 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 16 months

  • Guildford, Surrey,

    GU3 1HG

What's involved with this role:

Temporary SOIT Investigation Officer

Reference no:  Surry BL TCL348229

Pay Rate: £18.01 per hour PAYE

Office based

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.

Please note this role will include evening and weekend hours and work across Surry and Sussex.

The purpose of the role is to participate in and provide a 24/7 response to victims of rape and other serious sexual offences and ensure that a victim centred investigation is carried out and consistency is provided to the victim working in partnership with other victim based agencies.

Key responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for establishing a sensitive, supportive and appropriate relationship with victims of rape and other serious sexual offences, ensuring in conjunction with the Crisis Support Worker that the victim’s needs are dealt with in a supportive, empathetic and ethical manner providing a single point of contact for the victim between the investigative team and victim.
  • To arrange the victim forensic medical examination, debriefing the Force Medical Examiner, securing exhibits and samples from the victim and liaising with the Crime Scene Manager in relation to forensic samples.
  • To act as a second interviewer with the Officer in the Case for both the victim and the suspect interview as appropriate.
  • Undertake allocated tasks and activities identified as being necessary in support of criminal investigation or case-building ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and Surrey Police policies and procedures.
  • Complete interviews and written witness or victim statements that identify and maximise all of the available evidence. Ensure statements are legible, meet the required evidential & quality standards and comply with the guidelines laid down by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
  • Complete house-to-house enquiries, property-related enquiries and the taking of fingerprints for elimination purposes.
  • Conduct searches following the arrest of an individual, seize and retain evidential property or other items, seize and remove bulk property to review at an alternative location and supervise the examination of property documentation by appropriate interested parties.
  • Prepare and conduct investigative interviews of suspects, preparing and delivering relevant disclosure and using as appropriate, designated powers to arrest in interview and issue special warnings. Carry out associated custody procedures.
  • Ensure that all evidence is gathered in accordance with legislative requirements and Force policies and procedures.
  • Seize, secure and preserve the continuity of evidence and exhibits. Process suspects as directed in accordance with the correct procedures in order to commence judicial proceedings
  • Prepare requisite MG forms and summary of evidence for submission through the Statutory charging process to enable CPS/CPSD to make decision on the case disposal.
  • Ensure that all relevant unused material is identified and recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedures Investigation Act 1996.


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



  1. Has achieved PIP Level One accreditation or has the ability to successfully achieve accreditation.
  2. Has successfully completed (or has the ability to successfully complete) the Tier one, two and three witness interviewing modules in accordance with NPIA National Occupational Standards and can evidence their competence in this where the training has been completed.


Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. A wide ranging experience in criminal investigation, including the investigative interviews of suspects.
  3. A good working knowledge of criminal law, supporting law enforcement legislation and the criminal justice system.
  4. A proven track record of interviewing witnesses to obtain statements of evidence
  5. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills and an enquiring, methodical mind, with the ability to get along with people and be assertive when required.
  6. Experience in customer care with an empathetic approach to others.
  7. Experience in the production of clear, concise and accurate records, letters and reports
  8. The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines and to work unsupervised or as part of a team
  9. A flexible approach that facilitates team working.
  10. A reasonable standard of computer literacy and a willingness to undertake training to become proficient in the use of Surrey Police systems.
  11. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  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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SOIT Investigation Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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