IPCC launches recruitment drive for new Birmingham office

IPCC-Independent-Police-Complaints-CommissionSource: The IPCC
published: 24 April 2014

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has today announced plans to recruit 200 staff to its new office in Birmingham. The IPCC’s new premises, based in Quinton, are due to open in July 2014.

The 200 additional staff will be recruited over the next few months and will see the Quinton office take on new independent investigations into forces across the region.  The office is expected to cover a number of forces across the Midlands including West Midlands Police, Staffordshire, West Mercia, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

The IPCC’s dedicated recruitment website, launched today will contain details of the IPCC and the opportunities on offer.

The new office and staff are part of the IPCC’s expansion programme announced by the Home Secretary in February 2013. This sees the IPCC’s budget increase by over 50% in 2014/15 and is intended to give the IPCC capacity to deal with more serious and sensitive allegations against the police.

The IPCC is looking for a range of staff from investigators to lawyers, analysts and support staff. While some investigative experience will be needed for some roles, the IPCC is looking for people from diverse backgrounds and there will also be training opportunities.

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