Professional Standards Counter Corruption Supervisor

Job Family Business Support
Job Sub Family Professional Standards
Code BUS-PRO-TL-Professional Standards Counter Corruption Supervisor v1.0

Role Purpose

To lead a team in the gathering of evidence and the development of intelligence to support the investigations into matters relating to conduct and counter corruption within Force.

Key Accountabilities

• Lead a team of investigators in relation to allegations of corruption or misconduct to maximise intelligence and evidence gathering opportunities.

• Plan and co-ordinate the gathering of intelligence and the development of opportunities using all available resources to support the Forces professional standards strategy.

• Monitor criminal and misconduct interviews and investigations, adhering to applicable file standards and local and national guidance to ensure that investigations are conducted consistently and to the highest standard.

• Provide specialist guidance and support to all force staff in relation to counter-corruption and professional standards matters to support the Forces professional standards policy.

• Coach team members and force colleagues on matters of professional standards and counter-corruption to raise standards in professional standards and counter-corruption.

• Promote force and national Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities policies and legislation to maintain a safe and effective work place.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior education and experience:

• PIP2 Accreditation.

• Experience of effective leadership and team management.

• Experience in conducting complex proactive investigations.


• Able to set out logical arguments clearly, adapting language, form and message to meet the needs of different people/audiences.

• Skilled in using specialised software related to own area of work to extract, analyse and report on data.

• Able to use resources efficiently in own role and to comply with financial rules and procedures.

• Able to manage the introduction of new business processes or ways of working at team level.

• Able to identify cause and effect and develop a course of action designed to target root causes and mitigate risks.

• Able to motivate a team ad create strong engagement of individuals with their personal and team objectives and with Force values, behaviours and strategic priorities.

• Able to identify exceptional situations that merit recognition and to take appropriate action.

• Able to identify situations that require disciplinary action and to respond appropriately.

• Able to review and assess individual and team performance against expected standards, providing objectives and effective feedback and ensuring corrective actions are taken where necessary.

• Able to plan ahead; to allocate work appropriately within the team and to identify and mitigate risks to delivery.

• Able to proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

• Complete College of Policing Bronze Counter Corruption Course when in post.

• Maintain an up to date understanding of College of Policing Professional Standards and National Guidance, and any local Professional Standards policy.

• Maintain an up to date understanding of College of Policing Investigation National Guidance appropriate to PIP2.

• Share best practice for Professional Standards investigations with colleagues.

• Maintain a working knowledge of how other government agencies, such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), can assist in the investigation of cases.

• Complete all annual and mandatory training as required by local and national requirements.

• Maintain and develop people and team management skills.

Professional Registration/Licenses

PIP2 Accreditation.

Links to other Profiles

Head of Professional Standards

Professional Standards/Counter Corruption Senior Manager

Professional Standards/Counter Corruption Manager

Professional Standards Hearings Officer

Professional Standards Investigator

Professional Standards Researcher

Professional Standards Complaints Administrator

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