Senior Investigator

2 days left

England, Merseyside, Liverpool
£37914 - £40488 per annum
21 Sep 2021
19 Oct 2021
JN -092021-3598206
Brighde N-Luxmoore
Practice Area
Contract Type
Full Time

The post holder will lead on the most complex, high risk, high profile statutory inquiries - often reporting directly to Senior and Executive Leadership Teams on strategy and handling.

Client Details

Work at the Charity Commission and you'll make a difference every day. To the 169,000 charities of all shapes and sizes that they regulate across England and Wales. To the trustees they partner with and advise. And to the people and causes that benefit from the £84 billion spent by charities each year. The Commission has an ambitious five-year strategy and is driven by a clear purpose - to ensure that charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society. The Commission confidently represent the public interest, as both the regulator and registrar of charities. It's a huge responsibility - and one that gives every member of our workforce enormous influence and impact.


Senior Investigator


Job purpose:

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the work of the Investigations Team by conducting their own statutory inquiries and supervising inquires conducted by others. All inquiries are to be focussed on regulatory matters where the risk of financial harm or harm to vulnerable beneficiaries is highest.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the effective and timely delivery of assessment, inquiry and follow up casework, ensuring that targets are met and the Commission's risk framework is applied correctly
  • As a lead investigator on the highest risk, complex regulatory casework conducted by the Investigations Team the post holder is to deliver casework by gathering, analysing and deciding when to share evidence/information/intelligence (including from open source material, on-site reviews of books and records, and interviews), then exercising some of the Commission's most significant legal powers effectively and in accordance with the legal framework (taking advice and guidance as appropriate from the Commission's Legal, Intelligence and Accountancy teams and external agencies).
  • In conducting their casework, the post holder will be expected to model the highest standards of drafting and maintenance of case records, and give clear direction to the Investigations Support Officers on any specific tasking.
  • Be responsible to the Deputy Head of Investigations (London) for the daily operational management of investigative regulatory casework conducted by caseworkers under their supervision, ensuring that appropriate standards and resources are applied and giving the caseworkers strategic direction and support on strategy implementation.
  • Identify and develop policy issues relevant to investigations work in order to ensure consistent understanding and application, and to enhance investigatory work, as well as running relevant projects and development work as required.


Senior Investigator


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex information
  • Ability to gather information from internal and external sources
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgement to evaluate large amounts of complex information and make effective decisions
  • Ability to manage and conduct your own caseload to set standards and deadlines, ensuring junior members of the team are doing likewise
  • Ability and confidence to both support and challenge ideas with constructive reasoning to influence outcomes
  • Conducting criminal or civil investigations or other regulatory casework
  • Evidential information gathering and analysis/case working
  • Proven skills in providing advice and direction and/or decision making at middle management level
  • Record of successful delivery and strong performance
  • Application of risk management principles during the management of casework and when making decisions
  • Handling data and information sensitively in accordance with the business procedures and/or law
  • Operational knowledge of investigations legislation, practices and regulatory frameworks gained from working with, or in, the charity sector or investigatory body

Job Offer

Senior Investigator

£37,914 - £40,488

Candidate information

The Charity Commission offers a flexible working policy where office attendance is combined with significant homeworking

It offers access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme (employer contributions of 27%), and a flexible, family-friendly environment, plus you can look forward to other great benefits via the 'Perkbox' scheme. These include everything from an interest-free season ticket loan and bicycle loan after two months to discounts on gym membership, cinema tickets and restaurants.

You will start on 25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years' service and previous service with another government department will be recognised for this purpose.