Police Staff Investigator (PIP2) - JRN 20479

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£28,974 to £31,725
Closing Date


Based at: Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend.

Permanent Contract – Job share, Flexible/Reduced hours working will be considered.

Applicants must be accredited under the Professionalising Investigations Programme (College of Policing) to Level 2. Maintenance of this accreditation / competence requires demonstration of CPD against the recognised professional standards. 

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are current accredited PIP level 2 investigators and who can demonstrate ongoing continuous professional development (within the last two years) to join Northumbria Police as a Police Staff Investigator.

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 trained mental health first aiders

on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations. 



The Police Staff Investigator role (PIP level 2) within the Major Investigation Team involves working as part of a team of detectives to investigate homicide and other major enquires. Provide a professional and effective investigative service to victims, witnesses and communities. Contributing to high quality evidential files that will withstand scrutiny at court, delivering successful criminal justice outcomes.


What do I need?

Successful candidates will have a detailed understanding of the criminal justice system and a thorough and meticulous approach to undertaking tasks.  They must have a proven ability to deliver within tight timescales and experience of interviewing suspects, victims and witnesses; it is desirable for candidates to have experience of key roles within the structure of a homicide or other major investigation, such as exhibits, disclosure or family liaison and knowledge of HOLMES.

Successful candidates must have the ability to travel around the force area as part of this role therefore it is desirable that applicants have a full UK driving license. 

Successful applicants will be required to attend a one day personal safety / first aid course.

For further information please see the current role definition for our Police Staff Investigator post: PSI Role Definition.docx


Further information on shift patterns can be discussed with you as part of the recruitment process.


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 reference checks. 

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and

reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information

please contact the Talent Acquisition team.

If you have any queries with regard to the application

process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk



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: 

To discuss the position in more detail please contact the Talent Acquisition Team via email, careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk


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.