Police Staff Investigator (PIP2) Opportunities

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


The role:

Fixed Term 2 Years – Job share,

Flexible/Reduced hours working will be considered.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are currently accredited PIP level 2 investigators and who can demonstrate ongoing continuous professional development (within the past 5 years) to join Northumbria Police as a Police Staff Investigator.

Successful applicants will continue to work within the

SIUs to deliver the Force’s strategic priorities: Domestic and Sexual Abuse,

Putting Victims First, Effective Criminal Justice System, Reducing Anti-Social

Behaviour, Cutting Crime and Community Confidence:

The Force will increase opportunities for contacting, listening to and engaging with communities in order to increase confidence. 

We will provide a response based on threat, risk and harm, resolving calls for service at the earliest point of contact.

Vulnerable victims will be placed at the centre of our service with a focus on prevention.

We will ensure an investigative capability that meets the changing nature and complexity of crime, ensuring an efficient approach to investigations and improved criminal justice outcomes.

We will maintain a problem solving approach, building on our strong relationships with partners and communities. 

What will I be doing?

The Police Staff Investigator role (PIP level 2) involves working as part of a team of detectives to investigate serious and complex crimes, deal with victims, offenders and witnesses. A significant number of these cases will be heard at Crown Court and will therefore be subject to rigorous scrutiny; the offences will most often involve the most serious level of offending and will therefore have the greatest impact on victims and communities. Bringing such offenders to justice is both a challenging and rewarding role.

Successful candidates will be deployed to our Secondary Investigation Units, with hubs based across the force area. There are a number of shift patterns available, including day shifts. Any successful applicant will have a discussion with their SIU regarding what is available at their location as well as what suites their personal circumstances. 

Applicants are advised that due to the nature of this work they will be dealing with disturbing material in the form of viewing, listening to interviews and reading material with distressing content.

What do I need?

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. 

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.

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 licence.

There is also a requirement for any successful applicants to attend a one day personal safety / first aid course.

Vetting level: 

Recruitment Vetting (RV) – Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

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


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: 

To discuss the position in more detail please contact David Tuthill, Talent Acquisition, by email at 4433@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