Major Investigation Room Reader Receiver - JRN 20603

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£27,915 - £30,375
Closing Date


Band 7 – £ 27,915 –  £30,375 (Increasing to £ 28,146 – 30,627 from September 2023 following a transitional pay award period)

Location: Force wide – based at Middle Engine Lane Police Station

Hours: Full Time (there may be a requirement to participate in an on-call rota)


Northumbria Police is one of the largest police forces in the country, serving a population of 1.5 million people from a wide range of various communities, covering an area of more than 2,000 square miles.

There are around 5,800 people working at Northumbria Police and 488 more who contribute by volunteering for one of our various volunteer schemes.

A career at Northumbria Police is like no other, it’s our people that make it an exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can let your skills shine. We are passionate about where we live and what we do, we deliver exceptional support to our communities, and we work together to make our local area a safer place for us all. Every single person at Northumbria Police is valued for their amazing contribution – and we are all part of something truly special.


The Role:

Here at Northumbria Police, we think our region is amazing! It takes a great deal of people from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and experience to serve our force area effectively, think you have what it takes to help us make a difference? This could be the perfect time for you to join us as a Major Investigation Room Reader Receiver.


This is an exciting opportunity to join us at #TeamNP and be at the heart of the Major Investigation Room (MIR), playing an integral part of complex investigations, delivering a high quality of service to victims of crime and bereaved families.

You will play a critical role receiving, reading, analysing and quality checking all material entering and being managed by the Major Investigation Room.

Working collaboratively with skilled colleagues in the Major Incident Room Team you will meet agreed objectives, share information, and critically analyse documents and other material. 


What will I be doing?


·         Receive and read all documentation and material entering the Major Investigation Room (MIR), critically analysing documents for security levels and Government Protective Marking Scheme.

·         Candidates will also undertake some line management responsibilities.

·         Assess all documentation and material received for security issues, indicating the marking required under the Government Protective Marking Scheme, forwarding all documents received for registration on the HOLMES system.

·         Have knowledge of the indexing role, by following the correct process for cross referencing in accordance with the Major Investigation Standardised Administrative Procedures, enabling the efficient retrieval of documentation and information.

·         Facilitate the timely and efficient delivery of investigations by prioritising documentation, materials and workload appropriately depending on the operational requirements of the MIR. Communicating efficiently and escalating to the MIR Manager and Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) where appropriate and where critical developments are identified, contributing to progressing investigations and in line with the main lines of enquiry.

·         Undertake training as Casualty Bureau Supervisor to support CB Managers in force, and specifically to be utilised to provide mutual aid for CB. Assist with MIPP Tile activations and Child Rescue Alerts and supervise the processing of high-volume messages from media campaigns

·         As part of this role you may be required to partake in an on-call rota.



What do I need?



·         Able to review own performance objectively and show a commitment to personal development.

·         Identify problems within documents and processes and be able to implement and manage solutions to rectify problems.

·         Able to develop and motivate a team and create strong engagement of individuals with their personal and team objectives and with Force values, behaviours and strategic priorities

·         Good communication skills with the ability to listen, empathise, provide support and adapt language, form, and message to meet the needs of different people / audiences.

·         Able to proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders

·         Able to work in a highly pressured environment and deal with sensitive and distressing information.

·         Full driving license



·         Experience of the investigative process or conducting investigations.

·         Experience of Major Incident Room procedures and roles.

·         Experience of working in a supervisory capacity or applicable supervisory training

·         PIP 2 Accreditation

·         Knowledge and experience of HOLMES system


For further information please see the role profile: Major Investigation Room Reader Receiver





·         26 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 30 days for 5 years+ service

·         Enhanced Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave

·         Flexi Time Scheme – to support your individual needs, when possible

·         Fantastic market leading public sector pension scheme with a 16% employer contribution

·         Our faith rooms give you a private space to reflect and observe religious practice

·         Corporate Travel schemes – local rail, bus services and metro

·         Access to Private Healthcare and Eye Test Vouchers

·         Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets

·         Also, 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

·         Sports & Social Club – join our thriving sports scene at Team NP and also enjoy further exclusive discounts on days out and travel

·         Cycle to work scheme


Vetting Level


If your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a Management Vetting (MV) form, therefore you 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.


Please note this is a newly published pay banding subject to consultation at Northumbria Police.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at

If you are successful in your application, you will have a 6-month probation period with us and you will be unable to apply for any other post advertised internally or externally until completion of this fixed-term.


Vacancy Contact


Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Phil Mordue 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.