Investigation Officer (Caseworker)

Location
Birmingham
Salary
£34,000 + generous flexible benefits
Posted
10 Sep 2020
Closes
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Permanent

To learn a bit more about the SRA, and what the Investigation team does, feel free to watch this short video. Find out what it means to be part of a team who resolve complaints & investigate solicitors / law firms when things go wrong.

 

The role

Acting in the public interest, Investigation Officers (IOs) are at the forefront of assessing and investigating reports about misconduct.

Desk based IOs have responsibility for identifying and assessing risk. They focus on the most serious issues and manage a caseload of varying complexity, across a multitude of legal areas. Delivering a positive customer experience throughout the process, IOs regularly update the subject and complainant about the progress of the investigation.

Owning and managing a workload, IOs collate and analyse detailed information to get to the heart of the matter and make decisions on what action needs to be taken. That could be constructive engagement over the telephone, or, taking more formal enforcement action.

 

What's in it for you?

  • Protect the Public and enforce high professional standards by engaging with regulated firms and individuals as well as members of the Public
  • Showcase your customer service skills, delivering quality work to deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with other areas of our organisation such as the Legal and Enforcement, Authorisation, Intelligence and Forensic Investigation teams
  • Attend an intensive, structured induction programme with dedicated one-to-one support and guidance throughout your probation period
  • A rolling in-depth training program where you can develop and refine your analysis and investigation skills
  • Variety of case holding. No one case is the same.

 If you are legally qualified, working within the profession and looking for a change or further career prospects, you will enjoy the responsibility of making decisions relating to the outcomes of cases. In addition, you can use your legal expertise to give advice and support to colleagues. You will get to develop your application of the law further, as well as develop your understanding of our enforcement strategy and our new standards and regulations.

 

What we’re looking for

  • Considerable, practical and comparable experience of managing complex cases or undertaking complex investigations, leading to proportionate outcomes
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing and constructively challenging internal and external stakeholders
  • Effective case management skills with ability to work to stretching targets and competing demands
  • Proven ability of handling changing priorities and working well both autonomously, and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with significant experience of drafting complex documents to a high, professional standard
  • Previous experience of working in a role that delivers high levels of customer service.

 Applications are welcome from a wide range of experience and expertise, including:

  • Legal profession
  • Regulatory sector
  • Investigations

 

Useful and additional information

  • If you are looking to achieve a balance between your personal and professional life, we are happy to discuss scope for flexible working arrangements prior to interview.
  • If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the advert, additional documents or our website, you can contact us.
  • We are currently advertising this opportunity on a full or part time basis. Please apply according to your preference.

 

To apply

Please use the apply button at the bottom of the advert. We are looking for you to upload a CV and provide examples against six criteria; conveying your knowledge, skills and experience and how they specifically relate to the role requirements. We suggest answers are kept to 400 words or less.

You will also be asked whether you have specific experience. Those who select yes will be prioritised. Previous applicants to this role in the last six months need not apply.

  • There is a full role profile and additional information pack attached at the bottom of the application page
  • Our staff are currently working from home and all interviews are being conducted virtually via phone, video and technical assessment. If your application is successful one of the team will be in touch to let you know what to expect. Assessments till take place week of 28 September and interviews 8 October onward.
  • The successful candidate(s) will be working from home for the foreseeable future and looking forward, there is scope for this role to be based from home for some days of the week.
  • Closing date of this advert is Sunday 20 September at 23:55, however we may choose to close this at an earlier date. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
  • Previous applicants to this role in the last six months need not apply.
  • The start date for this role is Monday 30 November

The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales, protecting consumers and supporting the rule of law and the administration of justice. We do this by overseeing all education and training requirements necessary to practise as a solicitor, licensing individuals and firms to practise, setting the standards of the profession and regulating and enforcing compliance against these standards.

We offer an inclusive, supportive and friendly working environment and the chance to develop your career within a professional organisation. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of staff, helping everyone to strike a good balance between personal and professional life.

Additionally, we provide a generous flexible benefits package, including gym membership with a tax only cost, an excellent defined contribution pension scheme and an additional 3% of annual basic salary upon successful completion of probation.

 

Vacancy closing date: 20/09/2020, 23:55

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
 

Everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self to work because we appreciate the value that a truly diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, a member of ENEI, a disability confident employer and we are happy to talk flexible working.