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Independent Office for Police Conduct

At A Glance

Job Reference: DF-POJ-210111-01

Salary: £30,032 (plus £4438 London Weighting Allowanc

Benefits: N/A

Location: Birmingham, Cardiff, London (Canary Wharf)

Role/Type: Permanent/Full Time

Required Skills/Qualifications: N/A

As an Investigator, you will be responsible for conducting allocated investigations or be part of the team supporting investigations as directed.

You can expect to work in a progressive and dynamic organisation with declared and strong core values.  The work will be fulfilling and will offer considerable opportunities for personal growth, challenge and satisfaction.


About the IOPC

As a totally independent body, not part of the police or government, we oversee the police complaints system in England and Wales. As well as setting the standards the police should apply when handling complaints, we investigate and make decisions on some of the UK’s most sensitive cases, including where police action may have led to death or serious injury.


What you will need

The essential requirements are:

  • Good general education or demonstrated through structured workplace development.  
  • Proven experience of conducting investigations in the public or private sectors, including recent experience of:
    • Carrying out investigative interviews
    • Evidence gathering, analysis and presentation
    • Contributing to planning and scoping investigations
  • Experience of making appropriate decisions based on analysis of existing and emerging information
  • Engaging effectively with people or groups from different backgrounds, adapting communication style as appropriate
  • Proven experience of working effectively in a team environment.
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills, including writing investigation reports
  • Full driving licence valid for driving in the UK



  • PiP2 qualification or equivalent investigative experience
  • For Cardiff only - Advanced level 3 in Welsh (written and oral) is desirable for this role

What we offer

  • 27.5 days paid annual leave (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • Options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • Staff networks focussed on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff
  • Flexible working options

Be yourself.

The diversity of our staff is one of our key strengths. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, sex, marital or civil partnership status, parental status, religion or belief.

We’re building a culture where difference is valued. Be a part of it.


Assessment centres are likely to take place in early March and the anticipated start date is likely to be in May. 

For further details and to apply, please visit the IOPC recruitment website:

External Search Engine - Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) (

For specific queries, please email

Closing date: 24th January (may close early, if we receive a high number of applications)