Investigative Assessor


Learning & Development
Across London
Band D
Full Time
36 hours per week
Fixed Term
18 Month

Job Title: Investigative Assessor

Salary: £34,452 plus a Location allowance of £1,721.     In addition, you will receive a market supplement which is worth £4,000 per annum.  You will receive this payment of £4,000 after 12 months in post and a further £2,000 at the conclusion of your contract (18 months).  Should your contract extend beyond 18 months, the market allowance will continue to be available.

Location: Across London

Contract: Fixed Term 18 months


Could you steer more trainee detectives towards their future?

London is home to almost nine million people across 32 boroughs. An effective, competent detective workforce is essential to keeping them safe and bringing criminals to justice. As an Investigative Assessor, this will be your chance to help guide the next generation of Trainee Detectives into the next step of their careers.

You’ll make sure that Trainee Detectives get the right support, advice and development, whatever their policing background. You will see that they carry out effective investigations and have the breadth of investigative knowledge and competencies to be signed off as a Detective Constable.

From professional investigation guidance to assessing interviews carried out by the TDC and arranging assessment planning meetings, you’ll proactively support and encourage each one.

You’ll also work with line managers and coaches to identify further areas of learning and development, and apply a good understanding of the standards against which assessments are carried out. Throughout, you’ll be making decisions around each officer’s competence.

To be eligible, you will need to evidence recent and detailed experience in the conduct of Police investigations as substantive Detective (not rank specific) in a PIP2 or PIP3 role. You’ll also be able to call on a good working knowledge of criminal law and of the criminal justice system, and well-developed communication and interpersonal skills. Lastly, you should have a methodical approach and be able to meet deadlines, even when you’re under pressure. You will need to complete a personal statement detailing your relevant skills and experience, please detail your knowledge of the new detective pathways and any experience of coaching, training or mentoring new officers and attach this to your application.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should detail your relevant skills and experience.  Please also detail your knowledge of the new detective pathways and any experience of coaching, training or mentoring new officers.

Completed applications must be submitted by 29th September 2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

It is essential for the post holder:

  • Substantial and evidenced recent experience in the conduct of Police investigations as a PIP level 2 or 3 Detective officer (not rank specific).
  • A good working knowledge of criminal law and of the criminal justice system.
  • A high level of interpersonal, written and oral skills.
  • The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
  • A methodical approach to work and the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • To have an awareness of equality and diversity issues in the working environment.
  • A good working knowledge of the CRIS system.

It is desirable for the post holder:

  • To have an awareness and understanding of the PC to DC career pathway.
  • To have had previous police supervisory experience.
  • Presentation skills.
  • A working knowledge of EWMS, Merlin, COPA and CRIMINT systems.
  • To have an understanding of data protection issues in criminal investigations.
  • To have a flexible approach to problem solving.
  • The ability to facilitate the development of others.
  • Awareness of the various coaching & assessing techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Learning & Development Detective Sergeant or Detective Inspector