ERSOU ROCU - Intelligence Development Officer - Sensitive Intelligence Unit - Ref 8391

Police Staff
Bedfordshire Police Force
Sensitive Intelligence Unit
£30,951 - £32,796
Full Time
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An exciting and challenging opportunity for Police Staff has arisen in the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) Sensitive Intelligence Unit’s Operational Intelligence Team (previously known as the ERSOU Confidential Unit) at a discrete location in Hertfordshire.

ERSOU have responsibility for targeting and disrupting Serious and Organised Crime through the delivery of covert services across the region.

The Sensitive Intelligence Unit is a specialist department with responsibility for managing and developing intelligence, assessing the threat picture to the region and identifying emerging trends. The Operational Intelligence Teams are at the heart of delivering specialist covert policing capabilities to tackle threat, risk, harm and identifying opportunities to disrupt Organised Crime Groups by working with highly sensitive intelligence feeds in support of proactive covert operations.

The roles are for staff who seek to undertake intelligence work in support of Serious and Organised Crime investigations. Officers will work with the ERSOU operational teams, the Serious and Organised Crime teams in each of the regional Forces, and any other Force department or Agency who require specialist intelligence support. Support will also be provided to Crime in Action investigations led by Major Crime Units.

This post is ideally suited to staff who are currently working in or have experience of working in intelligence roles or a covert policing environment. Whilst there are specialist aspects of the role, training and development will be provided and successful applicants will be expected to attain IPP accreditation if not already held.

Successful applicants will be driving dynamic covert investigations and they will require a flexible approach to the working day. There is an on call requirement for 7 days in every 8 weeks including one weekend. The commitment can be challenging but the role is extremely rewarding as you will play a vital role in achieving outcomes against those persons who cause the most harm to our communities.

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) or Development vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

Please note that you will be expected to provide written evidence around the following competencies and the minimum entry requirements from the role profile:

• We Deliver, Support and Inspire
• We are collaborative
• We take ownership
• We analyse critically

Please note there is a 500 words limit for each competency.

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15 March 2020