Unregistered School Investigator Job at UK Government – Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills in London
The key responsibilities of the role are outlined below. However, this is an overview of the role and is not exhaustive. Ofsted reserves the right to assign other duties commensurate with the B2 grade as required.
> Working with the SHMI and Senior Officer, to use knowledge and experience as an investigator to strengthen and expand the team’s investigatory practice, including introducing new investigatory methods.
> Liaise and work with other investigators, legal advisor, specialists, and HMI to establish and use appropriate methods for gathering material and to develop procedures to turn material into intelligence or evidence as part of the investigation into unregistered schools.
> Collect and gather material, intelligence and evidence from a range of sources that are appropriate to the investigation, record and retain evidence in a format that is evidentially admissible to support the investigative process. Ensuring compliance with Data Protection Regulations at all times.
> Carry out analysis, assess evidence, and evaluate material to identify unregistered schools. Escalate any concerns in a timely manner to keep children safe.
> Ensure all material, including exhibits generated by the investigation are examined and retained in accordance with legislation and policy.
> Act as Disclosure Officer, review, examine and assess all material within an investigation including making decisions on the relevancy of such material and scheduling it accordingly; dealing with all aspects of disclosure through to the trial process ensuring compliance with the Criminal Proceedings and Investigations Act 1996 and other relevant legislation and guidance.
> Assess all aspects of the unused material in the investigation including justification for sensitivity classifications attributed to the material ensuring suitable handling and classification of all sensitive material is made and complied with.
> Liaise with the CPS in cases where the Defence require access to review disclosure material making suitable arrangements to facilitate this as required in order to progress the case through the judicial system.
> Conduct initial external investigations to addresses suspected of being unregistered to confirm or secure evidence. Accompany HMI on inspections to act as exhibit officer, ensuring all exhibits are examined and retained in accordance with legislation and policy.
> To take witness statements and conduct interviews of those suspected of operating unregistered schools in accordance to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
> Assist the lead HMI to draft authorisation applications for directed surveillance in accordance to Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and Ofsted policy. To conduct surveillance operations as and when required.
> Work with the UST legal advisor to prepare prosecution case files for the CPS and act as a point of contact for the case with the CPS complex case unit.
Completion of investigator training/qualification.
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Seeing the Big Picture
Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service
Delivering at Pace
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Track record of being an experienced criminal investigator, with the ability to collate & evaluate intelligence and information from various sources.
Experience of recording & retaining evidence in a format that is evidentially admissible to support the investigative process.
Conducting interviews and taking statement in accordance to Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
Knowledge and working experience of the Disclosure Officers role ensuring compliance with the Criminal Proceedings and Investigations Act 1996 and other relevant legislation and guidance.
Knowledge and working experience of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) to draft authorisation applications and conduct surveillance operations.
Ofsted is committed to maintaining employee health and wellbeing, whether it is physically, emotionally, financially or socially, and offers a range of benefits to support employees in this. Such benefits include the option to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme, professional and personal development opportunities, 32.5 annual leave days per annum (plus eight days public holiday) and counselling and advisory services for you and your family.
Any move to Ofsted from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
Company: UK Government – Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills
Company Location: London