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Midlothian House 40 46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£31,633 - £34,357 per year
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36 hours per week
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Midlothian Council are looking to recruit an Investigating Officer to join our Human Resources Team.

Based in Midlothian House, Dalkeith, but working across the whole of Midlothian for our three Directorates of: Place, Children, Young People and Partnerships, and Health and Social Care, you will undertake investigations in line with Council Employee Relations Policies (Disciplinary, Resolution and Capability) and present your findings at subsequent Hearings.

You will be able to demonstrate an ability to investigate fully, fairly, objectively and in a timely manner and produce comprehensive reports of a high standard.



  • Degree level qualification or be able to demonstrate extensive relevant experience
  • Experience of undertaking investigative work in a multi disciplined organisation and /or in an environment providing a service of legal authority.
  • A strong analytical approach to work with an emphasis on problem solving.
  • Ability to write robust, comprehensive investigative reports for Senior Management.
  • An understanding of local government or other large public sector organisations.
  • An understanding of legislation relevant to this area of work.


Associate level membership of the CIPD



Job Advert

Position Title: Investigating Officer

Position Number: RAB0039

Directorate: Place

Hybrid working available

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 hour per week. Flexible working applications will be considered.

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £31,633.60 per annum.

Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you. 

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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