Staff – Scale 4-Major Crime Investigator – Cheshire Police HQ – FTC – 6 Months – (190000SQ)

This job has been Expired
Fixed TermFull Time
  • Post Date: September 18, 2019
Job Description

To interview and record the evidence of victims of crime and witnesses to crime, in statement form or by an ABE interview as appropriate.

Gathering of appropriate medical and forensic evidence.

Liaise with other officers and departments within the organisation, with partner agencies and/or the voluntary sector in order to manage and minimise the threat or risk of victims suffering from further harm.

  • To act as liaison for officer for victims and witness of crime, and where appropriate support them through the criminal justice process. This will include providing regular and ad hoc updates on investigations to victims of crime as appropriate.
  • To secure and preserve evidence through the proficient use of technical equipment and IT systems including digital cameras, audio-video recording equipment, CCTV download systems, police intelligence systems, property management systems and file preparation systems.
  • To attend scenes of crime and ensure that all available evidence is protected and secured in order to maximise forensic opportunities (i.e. manage the so-called “Golden Hour”).
  • To provide professional specialist advice and knowledge to all colleagues within the organisation in relation to all aspects of crime investigation and case file management.
  • To liaise with other members and departments of the organisation, with other police forces, external agencies and the public in relation to the gathering of evidence, identifying and tracing offenders, and ensuring that all aspects of the investigation are taken into account.
  • To seek and exploit criminal intelligence opportunities in order to prevent and detect crime, and to submit intelligence reports on suspected criminal activity as and when that intelligence becomes available.
  • To be tasked via electronic actions within Holmes and submit the results to the Major Incident Room and update the actions electronically within the Holmes account/

Undertake any relevant task at the discretion of a detective sergeant or senior investigating officer, as deemed commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of the post. This may include including the seizure and viewing of evidential material, undertaking house-to-house enquiries, making a media appeal, and undertaking property related enquiries (but this is not an exhaustive list of tasks).

For the post holders level of responsibility ensure that all; arrangements, activities, equipment, supervision and staff health, welfare and training are complied with as fully detailed in the Health and Safety Policy.

It is the responsibility of all staff to promote equality, diversity and Human Rights in working practices including developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly, contributing to developing equality of opportunity in working practices and challenging inappropriate conduct. Staff should treat everyone with fairness and impartiality, whilst recognising differences in needs, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures.

Notwithstanding the details in this job description, the job holder may be required to undertake other duties up to a level consistent with the principal responsibilities of the job.

This post requires the use of a laptop and the willingness to work at locations throughout Cheshire Constabulary as directed. This role has been designated the powers of ‘Investigating Officer’ by the Chief Constable

Cheshire Constabulary is fully supportive of equality and diversity and strives to employ a workforce which is representative of the community it serves. Applicants are welcomed from all underrepresented groups and support will be made available throughout the recruitment process for all applicants. Under-represented groups include:


•Those from a Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) background, including non-visible ethnic minorities such as Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Gypsy/Traveller’s

•Individuals from the LGBT+ community

•People with disabilities

•All other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010.

If you have any queries in relation to equality and diversity, or have a request for any additional support you may need, please email

The force operates a no smoking policy


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  • National Qualification Framework Level 3 in a relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to evidence against the National Occupational Standards set out in PIP2 accreditation.


  • Significant previous experience of report writing
    Significant experience in investigating matters and carrying out interviews
  • Significant experience of working within an environment of dealing with the public
  • Significant experience of the judicial systems essential (work within a police, solicitors or criminal courts environment

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Computer literate with good keyboard skills
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively within a team
  • Abilit to evidence self motivation, self management and decision making skills
  • Interviewing skills – ability to conduct an interview as part of an investigative process
  • Enquiring mind to be able to ask the right questions
  • Methodical approach to your work
  • Work under pressure and to very tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills, both written and spoken – contacts will include CPS, solicitors, doctors, forensic scientists, local
  • hospitals, witnesses, armed forces, DVLA etc.
  • Flexible approach to problem solving
  • Knowledge of PACE in relation to the seizure and handling
  • Knowledge of the rules of evidence and the contamination and cross-contamination of evidence
  • Understanding of the Criminal Justice System
  • General awareness of equality and diversity issues in the working environment
  • Understanding of confidentiality and Data Protection/Freedom of Information issues
  • Knowledge of Information management and technology
  • Knowledge of the HOLMES 2 system and the roles within a Major Incident Room

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Computer literate with good keyboard skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Knowledge of police procedures and policy in relation to this particular area
  • Working knowledge of a number of Acts e.g. MIRSAP, Public Order Act, Offences against the Person Act and Theft Act
  • Knowledge of procedures in relation to court exhibits, videos and other systems in relation to CCTV
  • Awareness of workplace health & safety issues
  • Must be able to work both on own initiative and as part of a team

Please can you attach a 2000 words Supporting Statement to your application on a Word document.

Important : The information and examples provided in the supporting statement is how applicants are marked/scored as to how their examples meet the essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Please evidence your qualifications, experience, knowledge/skills/abilities and any special request for the role in not more than 2000 words.

Fix term:6 Months

You will need to give a full, clear, specific and demonstrate examples of how you meet the criteria. Please number your responses to make it clear which criteria you are evidencing.

It is the example you provide in the supporting statement that will determine if you are suitable for the role.

Primary Location: GB-GB-Winsford
Work Locations: Cheshire Police HQ Police Headquarters Clemonds HeyOakmere Road Winsford CW7 2UA