Investigator (Belfast 46k)

Job Description

Investigators (Belfast 46k)

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 Investigators with a range of skills and experience, for their Belfast and London offices on a permanent basis.

The Role

The post sits within the Investigations Directorate in the Commission. Headed by the Commissioner for Investigations, and you will form part of the Directorate's Investigations team, reporting to one of the Commission's Team Supervisors. You will be working across multiple cases and reporting to different Senior Investigative Officers. The Directorate will be multi-disciplinary with a mix of backgrounds and skills and team members will be expected to work together to set a new and unique culture reflecting the Commission's mission and values.

Main Responsibilities

  • Undertake investigations into deaths and other incidents of serious harm which occurred during the Troubles/Conflict, utilising a range of investigative methods to achieve the appropriate outcome.
  • Identify and plan own investigative actions.
  • Working flexibly across Investigation teams.
  • Develop and implement plans and strategies to investigate serious and complex crimes.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that all relevant intelligence is communicated to the appropriate team.
  • Build and manage case files, including in criminal investigations where required.
  • Contribute to the development of an efficient working culture across the Commission including supporting and developing investigation support officers and by identifying opportunities for and support the exploration of new ways of working and innovation.
  • Recognising and finding different ways to achieve reconciliation and restorative justice.

Person Specification

  • Hold PIP2 accreditation or equivalent.
  • Established 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.
  • Demonstrable experience of complex information gathering and problem solving.
  • Capable of building effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with an ability to draft high quality investigation products clearly and concisely, using plain language.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Willingness to undergo DV security vetting if not already in place.


  • Market leading salary - £46,000 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 22nd 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.

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