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Investigating Officer (Hybrid) (Public Sector)

Job Description

VANRATH are supporting our Public Sector client in their recruitment of an Investigating officer to join their team based in Belfast city centre.

The Investigating Officer is required to impartially assess and investigate complaints made to the Organisation, from people who claim to have experienced injustice through maladministration by Northern Ireland government departments, agencies and public bodies within the specified jurisdiction.

They will support the Organisation within the investigation function by impartially assessing and investigating concerns of possible systemic maladministration and/or systemic injustice.

Employment package...

In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer plus a range of benefits including:

  • £32,328 starting salary
  • Full-Time, 37hrs per week
  • Hybrid working model
  • Full annual leave entitlement up to 37 days
  • Benefits package exclusive to VANRATH (includes discount on fuel and groceries)
  • Immediate start available
  • Ongoing professional development support and career guidance form our senior consultants

Candidate Profile
The successful candidate must meet the below essential criteria:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) plus 2 years' relevant work experience* in conducting workplace investigations;
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, including the ability to identify and critically examine relevant facts and evidence when considering complex issues;
  • Proven ability to use sound and balanced judgement to arrive at well-reasoned and appropriate decisions.
  • Experience of reviewing and analysing large volumes of information;
  • Experience of writing detailed workplace investigation reports drawing on evidence-based conclusions and making recommendations;
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to deal with robust challenge from complainants or public service providers whilst showing appropriate empathy;
  • Excellent written communication skills;

*Candidates who do not possess this qualification should have a minimum of 4 years' relevant work experience in conducting workplace investigations

Highly desirable:

  • Experience of carrying out challenging interviews to obtain/gather evidence;
  • Knowledge of good investigative practices and approaches;
  • Ability to utilise research techniques including calls for evidence, questionnaires, surveys, interviews and focus groups.

For further information on this vacancy and to receive a full job description, or to hear about any other Pubic Sector roles in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop in the strictest confidence.

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