Major and Statutory Crime Review Officer

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Part Time
Major Crime Investigation Team
Portishead, Police Headquarters- BS20 8QJ
SC 6

£28,530- £30,375

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

11/10/2022, 17:00

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Major and Statutory Crime Review Officer to work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, to carry out statutory and non-statutory reviews of live and past investigations.

We’re looking for someone with experience in researching, reviewing and analysing information but also excellent communication skills, both written and verbal to listen, empathise and provide support.

The Major and Statutory Crime Review Team is a small team responsible for reviewing investigations which include stranger rape cases, outstanding missing persons, undetected murders and multi-agency domestic homicide, child and vulnerable adult safeguarding cases.

Working with Senior Investigation Officers and Officers in Charge, you will review the management, coordination and conduct of live investigations and look to identify relevant enquiries.  This will include research and analysis of documentation in order to prepare reports that are constructive, identify good practice and capture learning and areas for improvement.

You will also review 'cold' cases and long-term missing person cases where you will be required to carry out relevant enquiries and liaise with victims, their families and witnesses. The review team liaise closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Forensics for any new developments that can be considered to maximise investigative opportunities.

In this role, your main responsibilities will be:

•    Analysing and assessing evidence and evaluating material generated by previous investigations 
•    Conducting quality assurance checks on investigations to assess if all appropriate lines of enquiry have been properly pursued
•    Interviewing staff in order to constructively explore their investigation decision-making 
•    Providing conclusions and recommendations and setting out findings for consideration by the Lead Review Officer

Key Skills, experience and qualifications required:

•    An ability to conduct research and analyse information from a number of sources.
•    Excellent skills in producing informative written documents, specifically outlining recommendations that are based on reviews conducted against legislation, policy and procedure.
•    Strong communication skills - being confident to speak to victims of crimes and families of missing persons.
•    Experience of working in collaboration with partners and/or in multi-agency environments
•    Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP) accreditation is desirable

You do not need a policing background to apply for this role, we are looking for people with skills in research, analysis and compiling comprehensive and accurate reports.  You will need to be confident with communicating with people at all levels and able to manage and prioritise your own workload.  This is an exciting time to join Avon and Somerset Police and we will support you in your growth and professional development.

This is a part-time position, working 34 hours per week, our team works between 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday and we are flexible on days/hours. 

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years. 

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

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