Vacancies 

The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 ("the Act") outlines how the role and remit of the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) will develop and the Act renames the PCCS as the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) from 1 April 2013.
 

In addition to existing PCCS functions, the PIRC will provide independent investigation into policing in Scotland, conducting investigations into criminal allegations made against the police, death or serious injury in police custody or following police contact, police use of firearms, complaints against senior officers and any relevant police matters where the Commissioner considers it would be in the public interest to do so. Accordingly, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland is now seeking to appoint the following investigative staff.

DEPUTY SENIOR INVESTIGATORS (x 6)
Salary grade B3 (£34,230 - £40,173)
Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 8 January 2013
Interviews: 18, 21 and 22 January 2013

As Deputy Senior Investigator, you will assist the Senior Investigator in leading an investigative team with responsibility for carrying out independent investigations into the most significant incidents concerning the delivery of policing in Scotland. You will be expected to deputise for Senior Investigators as required. The successful candidate must have proven experience of managing Critical Incidents and good knowledge and understanding of the Scottish criminal justice system. This experience may have been gained within organisations other than the police service.

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INVESTIGATORS (x 12)
Salary grade B2 (£27,207 - £30,267)
Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 8 January 2013
Interviews: 18, 21 and 22 January 2013

As an Investigator reporting to a Deputy Senior Investigator, you will be a member of a team carrying out independent investigations into the most significant incidents concerning the delivery of policing in Scotland. The successful candidate must have proven experience of evidence collection, analysis and presentation with well developed critical thinking skills, a capacity to conduct enquiries, obtain information and use sound judgement to reach conclusions. This experience may have been gained within organisations other than the police service.

These appointments are based in Hamilton and the successful candidates must undergo vetting and security clearance to Security Check (SC) level prior to appointment.