Information Recovery Team Supervisor (Belfast 59k)

Job Description

Information Recovery Team Supervisor (Belfast 59k)

The Client

The Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR) is an independent organisation that has been set up to recover information about Troubles-related deaths and serious injuries to victims, survivors & their families to promote reconciliation. The ICRIR are working exclusively in partnership with VANRATH to source multiple Information Recovery Team Supervisors with a range of skills and experience, for their Belfast and London offices on a permanent basis.

The Role

You will supervise the Commission's investigations that are at the heart of its information recovery work and essential for its promotion of reconciliation. With experience of professional or police investigations, you will bring your established investigation skills to produce robust, victim-centred investigation outcomes into Troubles/Conflict related deaths and other harmful conduct.

Main Responsibilities

  • Inspire, coach, lead and line manage a hybrid team of professional and police investigators to deliver robust, auditable investigations into Troubles/Conflict related deaths and other harmful conduct.
  • Assess priorities, allocate resources and coordinate and control the investigative responses of the investigation team to achieve investigation objectives, and providing specialist support to help investigators identify and plan relevant investigations, appropriately managing risks and monitoring progress.
  • Supervise and where necessary conduct interviews with witnesses, victims and suspects and gather all required evidence and information to meet the specific needs of each investigation.
  • Provide appropriate supervision of gathering the evidence, ensuring that processes are in place for the recording and retention of material in a format that is appropriate to support the investigative process.
  • Coordinate and work across investigation teams to establish and use appropriate methods for gathering material to satisfy the requirements of each investigation.
  • Support and supervise the analysis and assessment of material recovered and ensure all material generated by an investigation is examined in accordance with any applicable legislation and policy.
  • Respond to safeguarding concerns and manage risk in investigations.
  • Build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Oversee the preparation of reports on the outcome of investigations for use by the Findings Unit and the building and management of case files, including managing disclosure in criminal investigations where required.
  • Contribute to the development of staff, creating an inclusive environment which values diversity, encourages learning and development and identifying and acting where capabilities need to be improved.
  • Contribute to the Commission's work on reconciliation

Person Specification

  • Hold PIP2 accreditation or equivalent.
  • Substantial investigative experience gained through criminal justice or equivalent professional investigations, including experience and knowledge of the use of investigative techniques and methodology to meet operational outcomes and experience of supervising investigations.
  • Experienced manager with strong team building skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently, under pressure and at pace, and prioritise competing tasks, managing own and team's workload.
  • Demonstrate experience of complex information gathering and problem solving.
  • Capable of effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Willingness to undergo DV security vetting if not already in place.


  • Market leading salary - £59,000 per annum.
  • Flexible working arrangement based on the business needs.
  • Supportive working environment, with access to occupational health services, wellbeing support and disability friendly policies.
  • 30 days annual leave in addition to 10 bank holidays in NI from Day 1.
  • Family friendly policies - Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave in place.
  • Occupational sick pay

Please note applications for this position close on the 15th July. Applications after this date will not be considered.

VANRATH will manage all applications on behalf of the ICRIR in the first instance. For more information, please contact Ethan Boylan for a confidential conversation about the role and to formally apply to the role.