The Cotswold Group is the UK’s leading supplier of investigation solutions to the Insurance industry.
We are currently seeking the right people to join our surveillance team on a full-time basis in the following areas:
Northern Ireland - Lisburn, Newry & Armagh (Armagh and Down counties)
Scotland - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling
Previous surveillance and/or investigation experience is desirable but not essential. We are looking for highly motivated team members, with the core skills of intelligence, integrity, determination and grit to cope with the robust nature of our work.
We provide full training along with a company vehicle and the equipment required to carry out the role. You will be part of an operational team with a strong work ethic, working to the highest of industry standards and supported by a dedicated case management and technical function. Our structure includes a variety of management positions and progression is attainable for those who demonstrate the correct competencies.
We provide a starting salary of £21,500 with annual increments within the first 2 years up to £23,500, subject to performance. Enhanced overtime rates are available for operational deployments along with travel and other benefits including 25 days paid holiday (plus Public Holidays).
To work under the supervision of an Area Manager and undertake covert surveillance operations with the purposes of obtaining video evidence of a subject’s level of ability.
To observe and film subjects in accordance with relevant legislation and our code of conduct.
To maintain accurate and detailed records of observations and provide evidence at court if required to do so.
To investigate and carryout enquiries and investigations as directed by the Area Manager.
The Skills required:
The Successful Candidate will:
- Satisfy all vetting requirements to BS7858 standard.
- May have previous experience (although not essential) of surveillance and/or investigation.
- Hold a full Driving License for 2 years and a current Passport.
- Have high levels of concentration and patience, with good observational skills, intelligence and tactical awareness.
- Have good driving ability and be physically fit to carry out foot surveillance.
- Be prepared to work flexible working hours and in sometimes challenging conditions.
- Be able to accurately record evidence and be prepared to provide evidence in court if required.
- Be calm and adaptable in ever changing situations.
The Cotswold Group Surveillance Training Program
The Cotswold Group has been providing a covert surveillance service to the Insurance industry for over 30 years and offers a unique and comprehensive program of training and development to all our teams. We recruit, fully employ and train our investigators using qualified instructors.
For those that demonstrate the desired core skills during recruitment, we provide an opportunity to train and work to the highest of professional standards set above industry norms.
Following the successful completion of the vetting process, you will attend a two-week residential course during which we will teach you the skills of both foot and mobile surveillance alongside the legal and ethical policies that guide our daily activity.
We will provide you with a company vehicle and all the equipment you need to fulfil the role.
Thereafter, you will enter a 3 month mentoring program and subject to fortnightly assessments in order to track and support your development. If deemed at the appropriate level at 3 months service your appointment will be confirmed and you will continue in your role undergoing continuous feedback and training in support of our quality agenda.
YOUR CV SHOULD INCLUDE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, SKILLS OR QUALITIES AT WORK OR WITHIN ANY HOBBIES WHICH DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUITABILITY TO WORK IN A ROBUST AND CHALLENGING OPERATIONAL FIELD ENVIRONMENT.
CVs THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TAILORED FOR THIS ROLE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.