Police/Detective Constable – Covert Operations Unit Undercover On Line Operative (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.

You will participate in undercover online policing operations within the South East Covert Operations Unit (SECOU) as part of the National Undercover Online Working Group structure.

You will deploy as an undercover online operative and work as part of a successful team to investigate 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.

You will need to comply with undercover online Authorised Professional Practice (APP) and will be provided with nationally accredited training and support to meet the necessary legislative and practical requirements of the role. Please refer to the Job Description (enclosed with the Job Advert) for further details of role, knowledge, skills and experience requirements.

The successful candidate will 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 via Hampshire HR.

Officers will be shortlisted against the Essential Criteria and should submit an online application form. You will be required to upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent copy of your CPD record/Focus Feedback meeting) and a copy of your Training Record. You will be also required to upload the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the Job Advert) in the ‘Line Managers Approval Form’.

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  quoting Job Reference 17843.