Investigator JRN 20398

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Professional Standards
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
Closing Date


The role:

Salary Banding: From £23,184 To 28,023

You will be working as part of a team within the Complex Investigations Unit of Professional Standards Department, participating in investigations into public complaints and internal conduct issues.

You will have responsibility for case management including handling exhibits, gathering evidence, conducting interviews and taking witness statements in order to achieve the best evidence to progress investigations. You will be responsible for collating reports, outlining your findings and recommendations in each case.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team responsible for improving police officer and police staff performance in-line with the standards of professional behaviour and the Code of Ethics.



In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

You will be responsible for conducting investigations in accordance with national legislative guidance surrounding complaint and conduct investigations. 

Work closely, where necessary, with the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). 


Assist and advise police officers and police staff in maintaining high standards and ensure continuous learning results from investigations. 

What do I need?

It would be preferable for applicants to have an investigative background. 

Attention to detail, accuracy, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required for the role. The role requires an individual who is organised, methodical and works well to demanding deadlines. 

Travel throughout the force area is a requirement of the role therefore applicants must have a current full driving license.


For further information please see the role profile: Role Definition: Investigator JRN 20398.pdf

Vetting level: Management Vetting (MV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact our Talent Team at   

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact: 

If you have any queries regarding this role please contact Detective Inspector Dave Culverwell by email at


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone