XC629 Divisional Technical Officer **External**

£30,783.00 - £32,772.00 per annum

Divisional Technical Officer
Location; Wakefield

One full time permanent post of 37 hours.

Salary: £30,783.00 - £32,772.00 per annum.

The West Yorkshire Police Technical Support Unit has an exciting opportunity for anyone with a technical background looking for a challenging and rewarding career in Policing. Based centrally in Wakefield, the Divisional Technical Officer provides support, guidance and innovative technical solutions to support our Police Officer colleagues in the detection and dismantling of the criminality across West Yorkshire which causes harm within our communities.

We are looking for technically minded, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who already have a good technical grounding to become part of this specialist team. Working with cutting edge technology, the Divisional Technical Officer is responsible for the day to day delivery of technical surveillance solutions across the West Yorkshire Police force area in line with the Code of Ethics and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)

The successful candidate will have significant development opportunities within the role through an accredited learning and development program inclusive of both internal and external courses.

Although the role is advertised as Monday to Friday office hours, there will be occasions where the candidate will be required to work outside of these hours to facilitate the deployment of technical surveillance equipment. Additional hours worked over the contracted 37 hours and weekend working will attract additional paid overtime and/or additional shift change payments. As well as the additional financial opportunities the role brings, as a member of West Yorkshire Police, you will have access to discounted good and services through the Blue light card scheme, yearly cycle to work schemes and other financial saving and investment opportunities.

Shortlisted applicants will be requested to attend a formal interview process which will consist of an interview and both a written and a practical technical test.

The application process will close at 23.55 hours on 29th February 2024.

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 welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

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 Personal Quality levels required please refer to the information included in the Role Profile under Practitioner. This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form.

No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.