XA836 Assistant ANPR Engineer **External**

£33,915.00 - £35,982.00 per annum

Assistant ANPR Engineer
Location: Wakefield
Salary: SO1 : £33,915.00 - £35,982.00
Are you tech-savvy and ready to bring a new level of excitement to law enforcement? We're on the lookout for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join us as an Assistant ANPR Engineer! Dive into the world of cutting-edge technology and play a pivotal role in enhancing our Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems. This is an excellent and unique opportunity to play a key role supporting the work of the ANPR Operations Unit and the wider force.
West Yorkshire’s ANPR Unit is recognised nationally as having advanced & unique capabilities and we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest technologies and tactics involved in the use of ANPR and associated technologies. We are looking for individuals who enthusiasm, drive and commitment who have an ability to engage positively with partners, ensure compliance with national guidelines and legislation and become a trusted advisor and point of contact for officers and staff across the organisation as well as deputise for the ANPR Specialist Technical Manager in their absence.

What You'll Do and More!:
• Get hands-on with installing, configuring, and maintaining ANPR technology across the force and at times the wider region.
• Become an expert troubleshooter, looking into technical issues and optimizing system performance.
• Train and support our officers and staff in using the latest ANPR tools.
• Assist the ANPR Unit staff when required to provide resilience.
• Collaborate with tech wizards and suppliers to stay on top of ANPR innovations.
• Provide specialist advice and tactics where required to specialist units.
• Work with specialist 3rd parties to provide advice, guidance and information about West Yorkshire Police ANPR systems.
• Make decisions in line with operational priorities and guidance and communicate these decisions where required to force or national colleagues.
• Experience groundbreaking ANPR systems and integrating them into law enforcement ops.

Your Key Skills & Experience required:
• BTEC or equivalent expertise and experience in a field of Electronic, Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering.
• Ability to complete specialist training and IT courses required.
• A full UK/European driving licence.
• An ability to work on your own initiative and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
• An ability to work at heights, on MEWPS and ladders in outdoor conditions.
• Basic Networking, database, and software skills but if you can impress even the tech gurus that’s great!
• A knack for problem-solving and an analytical mindset.
• Stellar communication skills that make collaboration a breeze.
• An ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the role, often with short notice or unsociable hours.
Ready to be part of a team that's levelling up public safety tech? Don't miss out – apply online by using the link below by [date] and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping journey in the world of ANPR excitement!
For more information about the role, please contact ANPR Specialist Technical Manager, Ben Lewis: ben.lewis@westyorkshire.police.uk
Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced level personal and financial vetting checks prior to appointment to MV & SC level.

The vacancy will close on 29th February 2024 at 23:55 hours.

The post is suitable for job share.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. We therefore encourage applications from female officers, all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  Applications are also welcome from those who have gained transferable skills and experience outside of Operational Support.

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.

No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.