HOLMES Indexer – Historical Investigation Unit (Ref 23-126)

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Closing Date: 05/10/2023
Contracts Contract, Temporary
Job Role Public Services
Working Hours Full Time
Location Hartlepool
Salary £24,921 - £27,351 (plus weekend work enhancement)
Company Cleveland Police

Job Description

Post: HOLMES Indexer

Salary: Scale 4 – £24,921 – £27,351 (plus weekend work enhancement)

Hours: 37 hours (covering a shift pattern which includes weekend working)

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Location: Hartlepool (this post is office based with ad hoc availability for home working)


Applications are invited for a HOLMES Indexer to join the team at the Historical Investigation Unit. The position is based at South Bank Police Station. The successful applicant will ideally already be a trained HOLMES indexer, however, if not, training would be available for the right candidate.


The indexer would be required to undertake the following tasks:

To provide advice and construct an indexing system within HOLMES2 for the categorisation of information, to accurately record information from a variety of internal/external sources to enable it to be processed onto the HOLMES2 and Casualty Bureau computer system.


To process diverse quantities of complex documentation which can vary considerably depending upon the size/complexity of an enquiry.


To create and maintain designated indices of Nominal, Location, Vehicle, Telephone, Category, Sequence of events, Organisations and Exhibits and structure the HOLMES database for each incident ensuring the objectives of investigation are achieved in the most effective way.


For candidates who are not a trained indexer, an aptitude test will form part of the recruitment process.


If the successful candidate is not already HOLMES Indexer trained, you will be required to attend a four week HOLMES course. This may be a residential course, which could be outside of the force area. In order to continue in the post, the HOLMES course would have to be successfully completed.


The role requires the selected individual to work a shift pattern between the hours of Monday to Sunday from 0800 to 1800.


Please click here for the job description.


Please click here to view the shift pattern.


If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Senior Investigating Officer Peter Bent on 07971371438


Please click here to view further information and benefits on working for Cleveland Police.


If you are interested in applying for this role please progress your application via the link.  Application forms should be completed no later than 23:55 on the specified closing date.


Cleveland Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. All appointments will be made on merit.

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