Investigative Training Officer

2100000D Requisition #

Grade: Band D Lower

Salary: £29,793 to £36,369

Closing Date: 31st January 2021

Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2023


Anyone who has unsuccessfully applied in the last 12 months is ineligible to apply this time.


About the role:


Here at West Midlands Police, we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest Police Forces in England. We’re in the middle of radically overhauling all aspects of the business with WMP2020 - a modernisation plan that’ll change the way we operate. WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment.  


WMP are an inclusive disability confident employer and seek to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities.


Applicants will need a passion for training, a proven and credible investigative track record in serious and complex crime and will need to come armed with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.  In return you will be trained to the highest standard in order to deliver our first class training package.


As a trainer within the Specialist Investigative arena you will use your extensive knowledge of investigations, working with colleagues, partners and communities, skill and experience to assist you in researching, designing and delivering learning and development programmes.  


You will work alongside investigative training colleagues on a regional and national level to ensure that our programmes are of the highest quality and support operational delivery. By joining the team you will have an exciting first-hand investigative influence on new officers joining WMP who are undertaking the PCDA or DHEP programmes alongside shaping future detectives within specialist investigative arenas.


WMP’s Operational Learning and Development department are seeking creative training methods to be more inclusive to our workforce and you will be responsible for devising new approaches to delivering learning to wider audiences through a variety of means, using technological and interactive methods where possible.  You will provide training subject matter expertise and advice and know where to find your subject matter experts within policing and beyond.


You will be an excellent communicator being able to deal effectively with people on a one to one basis and in larger groups.  You will be able to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism as determined within WMP’s People Deal.


You are welcome to contact DC Nicholas Mills who is the training manager on the team to explore more about the role on

If you have applied for the role within the last 12 months then you are precluded from this new recruitment.


If you are successful in the paper sift process due to the CoVID-19 pandemic, any subsequent interview will be via Skype.  You can download Skype onto a tablet, phone or lap top and instructions will follow.


You will be assessed against the CVF and leadership promise, please find links below to support your preparation:


We're able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:


  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and Wellbeing website
  • modern working environment in central Birmingham
  • opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • the option to join a generous pension scheme

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications:



  • Trainers to have an operational investigative background within a PIP level 2 arena; with sound working knowledge of the relevant operational legislation, practice and procedures
  • Trainer to be an accredited PIP 2 Detective, having  successfully completed the ICIDP or CID foundation course with evidence of sign off
  • Good knowledge of Diversity and Inclusion issues including legislation
  • To have training qualifications as a minimum of PTRLDP and/or  Level 3 Award in Education and Training and Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or be prepared to achieve them once in post
  • To be prepared to work towards a Level 7 Award in Education (Masters).
  • Experience of using basic IT systems including windows based technology



  • Existing training qualifications from Level 3
  • An existing Masters qualification in any subject
  • Experience of working on a Major Incident/Homicide
  • Experience of working within Public Protection
  • Experience of working under the direction of/or being an SIO previously
  • Experience in a surveillance or intelligence role
  • Experience in working in a serious and complex crime arena
  • Experience in digital/cyber policing.

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview. 


It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

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