Designated Investigator

14.09 - 17.84 GBP Hourly
30 Jul 2019
22 Aug 2019
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
RSR Police is a market leading recruitment business dedicated to supplying experienced practitioners on a temporary, contractual or permanent basis to the Law Enforcement talent markets.

RSR Police are currently recruiting for a Designated Investigator to work on a temporary contract based in Reading. The Designated Investigator will be required to build rapport with children and young people vulnerable to, or the victims of, Child Sexual Exploitation and take steps to identify and investigate disclosed criminal offences ensuring all necessary and available steps are taken to safeguard them.

Main duties and responsibilities

Undertake primary and secondary investigations assessing the potential risk posed to the victim and instigate immediate tactics to mitigate risk in liaison with partners.

Visit, assess and support potential victims, seize exhibits relating to the victim, complete Visually Recorded Interviews (VRI) or statements with victims and witnesses.

Localised enquiries to secure evidence such as house to house enquiries, securing and preserving additional forensic evidence or other evidence relating to investigations or incidents as directed in support of colleagues.

Manage each case individually using effective decision making to ensure that all enquiries necessary to ensure children and young people are protected from harm are followed in accordance with statutory and other non-statutory guidance.

Attend Strategy Meetings & Child Protection Case Conferences and make decisions on behalf of the organisation in conjunction with partners in relation to placing a child on a Child Protection Plan in order to safeguard children and protect them from emotional, sexual and physical abuse and neglect.

Attend court and give evidence in relation to those aspects of any investigation which are within the post holders' personal knowledge, or in which the post holder has had any involvement during the investigative process.

Knowledge Skills and Experience

Ability to engage and work with children and young people up to the age of 18 years as well as their parents/carers, sometimes in potentially confrontational situations. Ability to undertake Physical Staff Personal Safety Training.

Proven experience of working within an investigatory type role, using working knowledge and experience of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice procedures.

Safeguarding experience

PIP1 or PIP2 trained

If you would like to be considered for Probation Officer vacancy and have the relevant qualification and experience, then please email your CV to

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