RC421 Technical Surveillance Officer- Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (YHROCU)
Technical Surveillance Officer
Regional Organised Crime Unit
2 Full time posts
The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (YHROCU) is looking to appoint two Technical Surveillance Officers within the Regional Technical Surveillance Unit located within Wakefield, West Yorkshire. This specialist department delivers bespoke technical surveillance assistance and solutions in support of both serious and organised crime; and major crime investigations across the whole of the Yorkshire and Humberside region.
We are looking for technically minded, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who already have a good technical grounding to become part of this specialist team. The Regional Technical Surveillance Officer is responsible for the day-to-day operational delivery of technical surveillance within the Yorkshire and Humber region. The role is very interesting, challenging but also extremely rewarding and the support we provide our customers, the YHROCU and its constituent forces, plays an integral part in both Serious and Organise crime; and Major Crime investigations.
The successful candidate will have significant development opportunities through an extensive learning and development program inclusive of both internal to the YHROCU courses and external courses through the College of Policing and other external specialist course providers.
Although the role is advertised as Monday to Friday office hours, there will be a requirement to work outside this period sometimes through the night and over weekends dependent on our customers operational needs. Additional hours worked over the contracted 37 hours and weekend working will attract additional paid overtime and/or additional shift change payments. Across both the Intermediate and advanced role there is also an additional standby payment to cover an urgent out of hours technical surveillance provision.
The Technical Surveillance Officer role is structured across three role profiles entry, intermediate and advanced. The successful candidate, at the interview stage, will be placed at the most appropriate level within the structure based on existing training and experience outlined within each of the three role profiles. All successful applicants to the role no matter where they are initially placed within the structure, will be developed within the role and will be expected to progress to the advanced role profile attracting the higher salary.
There is currently a temporary Market Factors increase in salary on the Entry level role which increases the starting salary of £33,915 to £36,768. This is negotiated on a yearly basis therefore not guaranteed. The Intermediate and Advanced roles are not affected by the Market factors payment and therefore remain a permanent salary.
The Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are committed to building a service that reflects a wide variety of skills, knowledge, perspectives and backgrounds. We strive for individuals to feel included regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, belief, socio economic status or appearance, and we particularly encourage applicants from under-represented groups to support us in achieving this.
Shortlisted applicants will be requested to attend a formal interview process.
The application process for this vacancy will close at 23:55pm on the 29th January 2024.
The post is suitable for job share.
For roles which are advertised as Career Progression Schemes, individuals will be appointed to the bottom scale point of the appropriate grade within the scheme, based on the role entry requirements. Full progression through the scheme may be subject to attaining a specific qualification or successfully passing an assessment or review.
Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last five years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused because it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.
For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser). This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form. Please note: the Evidence of Achievement section will not be visible until the employment section has been completed.
This opportunity is closed to applications.