Location - Belfast City Centre
Start date: ASAP
Hours of work: Full-time. 37 hours per week. Monday to Friday. 9am to 5pm.
Rate of pay: £17.09 (staff officer grade)
1. Taking witness statements, interviewing, preparing casework and making recommendations for criminal and disciplinary action.
2. Assessing requirement of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and obtaining statements in accordance with achieving best evidence.
3. Assessing requirements for specialist scientific support and liaise with Forensic Scientists and Scenes of Crime Officers.
4. Visiting incident scenes as and when required and supervising scene management.
5. Undertaking the investigation of complex cases, involving both criminal and disciplinary allegations, where directed.
6. Recommending charges or other action, where appropriate, based upon evidence obtained.
7. Assisting in the development and training of trainee officers and acting in a mentoring role.
8. Provide an On Call capability to critical incidents, including times when not normally scheduled to work, e.g. night, weekends, and public holidays
9. Preparation of high quality reports for submission to Directors or the Public Prosecution Service, Coroners, Chief Constable and Policing Board as required.
10. Updating and ensuring the accuracy of computerised records.
11. Liaison with other organisations and outside agencies as required.
12. To have responsibility for all records held, created or used as part of the business, including corporate and administrative records whether paper-based or electronic and also including emails, in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
13. To have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:
· Persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
· Men and women in general;
· Persons with a disability and persons without;
· Persons with dependents and persons without.
14. Uphold the principles of the Ombudsman’s Office and discharge their duties in line with the Ombudsman’s Code of Ethics.
15. Any other relevant duties appropriate to the grade as may be required including the participation in the interchange of duties within the Ombudsman’s Office.
1. A degree level qualification and a minimum of 2 years’ working experience of
managing criminal or other legal enforcement investigations at all stages.
In the absence of the educational qualification have a minimum of 4 years
working experience of managing criminal or other legal enforcement
investigations at all stages.
2. Have experience in the writing of high quality evidence based reports including
3. Have experience in the use of IT systems in the working environment.
4. Hold a current driving licence which meets Northern Ireland road traffic
*Have access to a means of transport that will enable them to undertake the
duties of the post in full.
1. Experience of presenting evidence under cross examination in a court or other
legally empowered body.
2. Experience in the use of digital media to assist in the investigation process.
3. Operational experience in disclosure processes.
4. Have successfully completed a training programme in Investigative Skills.