ERSOU ROCU - Specialist Support Officer - 8657

Police Staff
Bedfordshire Police Force
Full Time
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An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a full time police staff equivalent (PSE), or police constable to be seconded (please see alternative advert) to join the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit Specialist Support Unit located within the Technical Surveillance Unit in Hertfordshire.

ERSOU ROCU has responsibility for targeting serious and organised crime through the delivery of covert services to the five regional forces, Essex and Kent.

Within ERSOU ROCU is the Specialist Support Unit, which is a specialist unit working to support proactive covert operations. ERSOU ROCU Specialist Support Unit is a part the Eastern Region Organised Crime Unit delivering specialist covert policing capabilities, tackling the threat of those police forces that form part of the region and identifying Organised Crime Groups to be enforced upon.

This role is for a PSE or officer who seeks to undertake a Specialist role in support of serious and organised crime investigations. They will work with the ERSOU operational teams, the Serious and Organised Crime teams in each of the forces, and any other force department or agencies who require specialist support.
This post is ideally suited to a PSE or officer who currently works in or has experience of working in covert police roles. Whilst there is a specialist aspect of the role, all training and development will be provided.

Successful applicants will be assisting dynamic covert investigation which requires a flexible approach to the working day. In order to respond to changing circumstances, Specialist Support staff often work extended hours and alter shifts at short notice.

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.

Entry requirements include:
- Qualified Police advanced driver
- Currently licensed to Q1 surveillance
- Qualified Rural Surveillance Officer

You will be expected to provide written evidence around the following competencies and the minimum entry requirements from the role profile:

-We take ownership
-We deliver, support and inspire
-We analyse critically
-We are innovative and open minded.

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

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.

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3 August 2020

This opportunity is closed to applications.