SYP - Investigations Officer - September 2022

Davies House, Doncaster
£23,331 - £25,809 (depending on PIP1 or PIP2 qualified)

Role:                   Investigations Officer

Department:     Doncaster PVP

Location:            Davies House, Doncaster

Salary:                £23,331 - £30,420 (depending on PIP1 or PIP2 qualified)

Hours:                 37hrs per week

Contract Type: Permanent (Various post)


Role Purpose:

To conduct/manage investigations and submit case files to enable prosecutions. Provide support and ongoing victim care throughout the investigative process.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Appropriately manage routine investigations into criminality, including offences of abuse against children and/or adults (including, for instance, conduct enquiries into alleged physical, sexual, emotional and/or financial abuse).
  • Interview and obtain statements from complainants, witnesses and ‘routine investigation’ suspects, and assist with the interview of ‘Complex and Serious’ Investigation suspects.
  • Operate appropriate SYP and external computer systems to research, gather intelligence and maintain records regarding individuals and investigations in particular CATS, Lynx, CMS and PNC, CASPRE and CONNECT. Work with colleagues and partners in obtaining information in the investigation and identification of suspects.
  • Conduct investigations at the scene; make house-to-house enquiries; preserve and recover evidence. This may include the arrangement for the collection of documents/items required as exhibits e.g. photographs, DNA, fingerprints, and CCTV stills and footage relevant to the investigation. Make appropriate logs and records.
  • Systematically seek, gather, evaluate and present evidence as part of investigations including cyber digital investigation.
  • Use appropriate interview techniques e.g. comply with legal provisions for interviewing vulnerable persons / DVD and/or taped records. Produce admissible evidence.
  • Search individual(s) or personal property.
  • Prepare investigation reports and case files.
  • Prepare for and participate in multi-agency meetings/case conferences, providing accurate and relevant information.
  • Support and assist colleagues in undertaking investigations as required and directed by senior officer/line manager.
  • Record reported crimes in accordance with the NCRS. Inform complainants / victims re the screening / filing of crime in line with Victim Code of Practice.
  • Liaise with other agencies on behalf of the complainant e.g. Victim Support, Social Services etc. to provide care for vulnerable persons, victims and witnesses.
  • Liaise with CPS and give evidence in Court.
  • Promote and comply with SYP’s obligations under legislation, including the Equality Act 2010 and Health & Safety, both in the delivery of service and the treatment of others.

Skills and experience:

  • Candidates can apply who already hold a PIP1 or PIP2 qualification, however, we will also accept candidates with relevant experience who do not hold the PIP1 and PIP2 qualification.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity.  A minimum checkable history of 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

The Force is currently reviewing the Appearance and Standards Policy, with particular focus to Tattoos.  All visible tattoos will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pending consultation of the Policy review.  Until such time, please do not be discouraged from applying to the Force as any visible tattoos will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Any tattoo which could be deemed inappropriate, or cause offence will not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Closing Date:

Monday 10 October 2022 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made between the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Simon Leake on 07961 546091.  Please do not contact this number for an application form.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on

In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours.

Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required.  These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.

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