Detective Constable - Dedicated HOLMES Trainer

Posted on 22nd Jun 2022

Detective Constable - Dedicated HOLMES Trainer

Post Title: Detective Constable – Dedicated HOLMES Trainer

Type of contract: Permanent Full Time

Rank/Grade: Detective Constable

Directorate/Department: Specialist Operations/Major Incident Room

Statement of expectation for the role:2 years

Vetting level required: MV/SC

Location: Bishopsgate Police station

Salary: According to National Police Pay Scales

Description of Department:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a position as Dedicated HOLMES Trainer within the Major Incident Room (MIR) based at Bishopsgate.

This is a challenging and responsible role for a Detective Constable in a unit which is at the forefront of Major Investigations involving high risk areas of policing including murder, attempted murder and serious assaults, manslaughter, work related deaths, suspicious deaths, complex fraud, serious public disorder, kidnap, abduction, blackmail, stranger rape and historical and institutional child abuse.

The MIR receives information, assesses and analyses it, directs the outside team with action based lines of enquiry and provides the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) with an accurate record of all relevant information relating to the investigation, together with the enquiries made and results obtained.

The role of the Dedicated HOLMES Trainer is:

  • To train officers/staff in the use of the HOLMES2 Database in relation to Major Investigation and Casualty Bureau procedures.
  • To maintain the HOLMES 2 Training packages
  • To deliver the national training packages at the various levels relative to the system.

The post holder will be primarily involved in the delivery of training in relation to Major Incident Room and Casualty Bureau procedures including the use of the HOLMES 2 database.

The successful post holder will report to a Detective Sergeant and have the opportunity to receive training in order to complete the above and be expected to work extended hours when required.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidate will be at the rank of Detective Constable
  • An ability to manage a workload in a calm, efficient and organised manner
  • Be able to engage colleagues and partners in a professional, sensitive, patient and impartial manner
  • Willingness to learn and be an effective, committed officer within a successful unit.


  • Possess excellent communication and management skills
  • Excellent written communication skills in order to write lesson plans, training manuals, hand-outs, case studies
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills with an eye for detail.

Knowledge (desirable)

  • Knowledge of serious and complex case work, current HOLMES Major Investigation Room and Casualty Bureau
  • Knowledge of HOLMES implementation and procurement and experience of IT solutions
  • Understanding of other Police IT systems including ALTIA, PLASSDATA, NMAT, and I2 (Charting)
  • Awareness of the latest and previous HOLMES version releases
  • Awareness of assisting investigation teams with file preparation, intelligence and providing support using Police IT systems.

Experience (desirable)

  • Exposure to HOLMES accounts involving large scale, complex investigations
  • Experience at planning and delivering training in a police environment
  • Previous investigative experience or courses in this field
  • Experience of Casualty Bureau functions and working in a Casualty Bureau

Applicants who fail to address the skills/knowledge/experience of the job description will not be considered.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact DS Robin Norris or DS Lee Nelson lee.nelson@cityoflondon.police.ukor

The closing date for applications is 21st July 2022 at 2359hrs.

This vacancy is open only to those who have the right to work in the UK.

The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly.

The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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