£41,642 - £49,860 – B3 STAFF WILL BE APPOINTED ON POINT 1 OF SCALE- £41,642



HOURS OF WORK    Around 37 hours per week                              


Hamilton – Currently working to a hybrid model of office and home working

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is currently seeking to recruit a Deputy Senior Investigator to join her team who are based in Hamilton.

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to work in a fast paced environment within a growing progressive organisation.

The PIRC was established in 2013 and is responsible for carrying out independent investigations into incidents involving the police and independently review the way the police handle complaints from the public.

Our aim is to secure public confidence in policing in Scotland by supporting continuous improvement and promoting positive change.

As a Deputy Senior Investigator, you will supervise a team carrying out independent investigations into the most significant incidents concerning the delivery of policing in Scotland.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of the following specific duties (see candidate information pack for full details):

  • Conduct and lead investigations in accordance with legislative requirements, agreed operating procedures, protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure the efficient and effective management of resources allocated to investigations.
  • Prepare reports for senior stakeholders, both internal and external, on the investigations that your team have undertaken.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in managing complex investigations and a background in carrying out a similar function in an inspection, regulatory, or enforcement environment. A strong analytical approach, keen eye for detail when gathering evidence, confident interviewer, analysis and presentation with well-developed critical thinking skills, obtaining information and using sound judgement to reach conclusions are all essential skills for this role.  This experience may have been gained within organisations other than the police service and we would welcome applications from candidates with relevant experience from other organisations.

The successful candidate should also have a good general education with a minimum of two Highers (SCQF Level 6) or equivalent relevant qualification or experience with evidence of continuous professional development in a similar role.

The PIRC offers excellent career prospects, competitive pension and benefits and operates flexible working arrangements.

The positions are based in Hamilton however we would welcome applications from all areas of Scotland.  The successful candidates must undergo vetting and Security Clearance (SC) prior to appointment.

The PIRC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workforce, with an emphasis on the PIRC Values of integrity, impartiality and respect. We therefore encourage and would welcome applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who meets all of the selection criteria required for the post and considers themselves to be disabled.

Since PIRC Investigators are required to travel throughout Scotland applicants must hold a full driving licence.

For information on this vacancy please contact the Human Resources Department at or call on 07342 080256.

How to Apply

The Candidate Information Pack /Application Form are available below: 

Candidate Information Pack

Application Form

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The closing date for applications is midnight on 24th September 2023.

The shortlisting will take place thereafter.  Successful applicants will be contacted with an interview date in due course.

Applicants who have not been contacted by us within 3 weeks of this closing date should assume they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  Please note we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Only completed application forms will be considered

Please do not substitute your Curriculum Vitae for a completed form since this will not be considered. 

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