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My Local Bobby Ltd
£14.50 - £16.00 an hour - Part-time, Full-time

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  • £14.50 - £16.00 an hour

Job type

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Day shift



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  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free fitness classes
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay

Full job description

My Local Bobby LTD are currently looking for a Full time Covert Investigator to join our prolific crimes team, working on a varied shift pattern and an immediate start. *

Role Overview:

My Local Bobby, a growing security organisation, that aims in creating safer communities is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our expanding Prolific Crimes Team as Covert Investigators. Working across different areas of London ,the home counties and Suffolk , ideally this role would suit those with policing experience or a covert investigation experience, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work effectively as part of a covert, plain-clothes team.

As a Covert Investigator at My Local Bobby, you will be expected to:

- Actively patrol and deploy to different areas across London, the home counties and further afield subject to operational requirements to address street crimes, focusing on offences such as theft-shoplifting and theft-person.

- Proactively identify local offenders and shoplifters, recognising criminal activity, and responding to calls from stores/clients reporting suspicious behaviour or detained suspects.

- Conduct private criminal prosecutions, managing your own caseload and building evidential bundles (collecting CCTV, witness statements, and exhibits).

- Attend court when necessary to present evidence and support the prosecution process

- Build and maintain relationships with retailers in the areas we work.

- Collaborate with local councils, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), and partner agencies such as outreach teams.


- Policing experience is desired but not mandatory. Training will be provided in-house.

- Good level of fitness required, as the role involves active fieldwork.

- Experience in compiling evidential case papers is preferred but not essential.

- Ability to write witness statements.

- Possession of a valid driver's licence is preferred but not essential.

- Must be a team player with effective communication skills.

- Proficient in English as the role involves interactions with victims, witnesses, and suspects.

Working Hours:

- 8-hour shifts, typically 11:00-19:00. However, these may vary depending on operational priorities.


Negotiable and dependent on experience. My Local Bobby is committed to fair pay reflective of the candidate's skills, experience, and qualifications.

Support and Flexibility:

- You will be supported by experienced former police leaders and detectives.

- Flexibility required for deployment to various locations as described above

Equipment Provided:

- Handcuffs

- Body-worn video camera

- Radio

- Body Armour

Additional Opportunities:

- Opportunities to work alongside other teams within My Local Bobby and local police.

- Access to additional courses such as foot & mobile surveillance.

- Handcuff refresher course provided by the company

Reporting Structure:

Team leader/ Area Manager.

Vetting Process:

Candidates will be subject to a thorough vetting process.

Our Purpose as a company and why you should choose us.

In 2016 when the police resources and budget were beginning to draw out, David McKelvey our CEO and former Detective chief inspector, created My Local Bobby LTD which has established itself as the most effective security services provider in the UK and within this year we have also become NSI Gold accredited, the highest standard within the industry.

My Local Bobby started out with 1 residential beat in Chigwell to showcase how our bobbies work alongside homeowners and stake holders to create safer communities and to this day the Chigwell community still enjoy our services. We have now grown massively in the current years and now have 30 contracts throughout London and Essex which range between, residential, public realm and corporate.

My local bobby is a growing company and now has over 100 bobbies and growing across all locations in London and the home counties.

My local bobby's three main values are:

- Creating safer communities

- Eliminating fear of crime

- Wearing the badge with pride

Why choose My Local Bobby

- Career Growth: At MLB we like to promote within as we like to invest our time into our officers and identify their hard work. Example of that being staff are considered for supervisory roles throughout their career.

-* Award-Winning*: Join a growing company that is NSI Gold accredited (the highest standard in the security industry) who is known for creating safer communities and eliminating fear of crime.

-Perk Box: Work for a company who likes to give back to their officers, with perk box it has a variety of discounts daily and can convert points into cash vouchers. You will also have access to a large variety of fitness classes, mental health, and well-being programmes.

-Recognition: As a company we like to award our officers for their hard work, we do this by doing bobby of the month and year, if you are rewarded bobby of the month, you will receive a tax-free cash bonus to say thank you for all your hard work.

-Team working and team spirit: Be part of a collaborative work environment, where your team and colleagues’ matter.

-Time Off: Enjoy 20 days of paid holiday as well as 8 national bank holidays a year.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: £14.50-£16.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free fitness classes
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Overtime


  • Investigations: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving (preferred)

Work Location: On the road

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