Police/Detective Constable – Covert Operations Unit Undercover On Line Digital Backstopping (SEROCU)

South East Covert Operations Unit
South East Region
Police Constable
Full Time

The South East Covert Operations Unit (SECOU) provide professional advice, operational support and guidance within the region’s constituent forces in respect of all undercover operations.

We welcome applications from Detective/Police Constables seeking an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join SECOU.

The successful candidate will provide expert technical based support to undercover online policing operations within the South East Covert Operations Unit (SECOU) as part of the National Undercover Online Working Group structure.

This role involves working as part of a successful undercover online team in a supporting role to assist in the investigation of a range of offences within the South East Region and surrounding areas. This role will be focused on tackling Serious and Organised crime and Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse offences.

The post holder will be instrumental in generating false personas and associated covert accounts whilst ensuring operational security in a technical networking infrastructure. This will necessitate keeping up to date with advancements in technology and providing innovative solutions to technical obstacles. Please refer to the Job Description (enclosed with the Job Advert) for further details of role, knowledge, skills and experience requirements.

The successful candidate may be exposed to indecent images of children and highly offensive online material and therefore applicants should carefully consider if this an area they would feel comfortable to work within.

At SEROCU, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level. In line with Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), candidates who fail to hold, acquire or maintain this vetting level cannot be offered the post.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you may occasionally be required to travel for business purposes throughout the UK. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand.

If you wish to apply you need to have support from Head of Command / Department. Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date 23:55hrs on Sunday 16 May 2021. 

For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or telephone 01865 555839 quoting Job Reference 17844