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Operations Manager Investigations

Contract Type
Public Sector
£43,288 + London weighting of £3,258
Expiry Date
Locations: Crawley, Kent, Slough, Heathrow, Chelmsford, Warrington, Birmingham, Bristol. Responsible for managing and leading a team responsible for developing and progressing complex investigations.

Job Description

Responsible for managing and leading a team responsible for developing and progressing complex investigations.


• Manage change activity and communicate proposed changes with staff and stakeholders.

• Set and monitor operational performance and ensure that all operations and projects align with strategic objectives, comply with relevant

control strategies and oversee the update of risk registers.

• Provide operational support, advice and guidance to police throughout the UK into the investigation of serious crime.

• Ensure national / local strategy, policy, legislative frameworks and operational priorities are developed and promoted amongst NPCC, Law Enforcement partners and government departments.

• To build good working relationships with both internal and external partners including other law enforcement agencies.


The additional key responsibilities of the Operations Manager Investigations role are

• To perform the role of Senior Investigating Officer, lead and manage complex investigations and projects to ensure that they are carried out thoroughly in accordance with policy and relevant legislation.

Comprehensive understanding and application of Case Decision Log completion.

• Conduct covert operations both Nationally and Internationally utilising relevant legislation.

• Completion of detailed risk assessments in support of operational activity.

• Manage threats to life (TTL) situations using the National Decision Making Model and TTL Tracking Document(s).

• Manage sensitive intelligence products.

• Plan, prepare and carry out days of action to arrest subjects involved in serious and organised crime.

• Investigate serious and complex crime against the highest risks and harm posed to our communities in an ethical and lawful manner.

• Lead the preparation and submission of serious and complex prosecution case files.

• Attend court and give evidence in serious and complex cases.


To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC Enhanced clearance before commencing the role


Essential Criteria

You will be required to supply evidence of:

PIP2 supervisor or equivalent level experience

Lead officer trained or Equivalent


Individuals who do not hold PIP2 Supervisor accreditation will be required to provide evidence in support of their equivalent level experience


Experience Criteria

You will be required to supply evidence of:

•An in-depth knowledge and use of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting operational agency activity

•Proven experience of successfully leading a team to deliver against operational objectives and performance

•Experience in effective operational or investigative decision making with accountability for decisions made