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Investigation Support Officer - job post

Kent Police and Essex Police
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£27,789 a year - Permanent, Full-time
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  • £27,789 a year

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  • Full-time

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  • Monday to Friday



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Location of Role: Chelmsford

Advert Closing Date: 01/03/2024

Starting Salary: £27,789.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)

Part/Full Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Mon-Fri

Weekend/Evening Working: No

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Investigation Support Officer within the Public Protection Unit Investigations team in our North Area (Mid - Chelmsford).

This is a challenging role that will require the successful candidates to contribute to the investigation and safeguarding for cases of child abuse and serious sexual offences, thereby enabling Essex Police to meet its pledge to prevent and reduce harm to vulnerable people.

In response to investigations into suspected criminal offences you will be responsible for key tasks which will include - researching information and intelligence; gathering and obtaining evidence; attendance at child protection case conferences; completion of safeguarding actions; and gathering and recording intelligence by various means.

The role requires a high degree of professionalism and as such it is essential that you are able to effectively plan and prioritise your workload and possess excellent communication skills. The ability to work to demanding deadlines is essential, with the ability to complete investigative and safeguarding enquiries to a high standard. As an Investigation Support Officer, you will be required to work independently and also as part of a team and possess good IT skills.

This opportunity would suit highly-motivated and dynamic individuals who can bring their experience from investigations, safeguarding, and management of risk. Although knowledge and experience of Public Protection investigations and safeguarding would be beneficial, a 3-week training course and assessed practical application will be provided, which individuals will be expected to successfully complete within their probationary period.

Candidates should evidence the following personal qualities within your reason for application:

You have a high degree of flexibility to accommodate operational needs, are highly motivated, pro-active;

You possess excellent communication skills in order to deal with a wide range of situations and people, throughout the spectrum of society, involving officers, members of the public and other organisations; You have the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and statutory partners;

You are able to effectively prioritise your workload and are able to work without close supervision, have the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, manage multiple customer requirements and cases, simultaneously.

For further information please telephone 101 and contact Joyce Heard on ext 42075140.

Essex Police offer agile working which allows some flexibility in terms of work arrangements. Due to the operational nature of this role, it will be predominantly office based within an office-based team. Some travel may be required to other police sites to discharge duty.

Essex Police offer incremental increases within this salary band, therefore the salary for this position will rise to a maximum of £29,874.00.

Your application is shortlisted on the content provided within the 'reason for application' section, which is limited to 9000 characters. Within your answer please refer to the criteria stated in this job advert and include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable for the role. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible as insufficient information may mean that you do not meet the shortlisting criteria.

All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance. During the recruitment process you will be sent vetting information forms to complete.

Kent Police and Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex, or employment status.

Please let us know if you require extra support at any stage of the application process, or for further information regarding this position, please email us at stating ‘Application Support and Adjustments’ in the title of your email. Alternatively, you can call us on 01245 452833.

Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so.

This post is open to British Citizens, members of the EC or other states in the European Economic Area. If you are a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must be a resident in the UK free of restrictions and with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. All applicants must have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years.

Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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