Police/Detective Constable - South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT)

South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT)
South East Region
Police Constable
Full Time

We welcome applications from Police Constables and Detective Constables for an exciting opportunity to join our South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT).

SERPIT is responsible for gathering and developing intelligence from HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and other associated establishments relating to national security issues and organised crime.

You will be expected to work within the regional establishments and, together with HMPPS, shall identify and exploit intelligence opportunities with a view of mitigating risk and disrupting offenders. In addition to working to identified national and regional priorities, you will be the gateway between law enforcement and the prison service and will provide support, advice and expertise in relation to all prison related matters.

We are looking for officers with good problem solving skills and experience in a broad area intelligence including risk assessment. You will have experience in the submission of RIPA authorities and management of associated product.

SERPIT are committed to becoming the most diverse teams in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level. Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home.

Officers will be required to complete and upload the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with advert) to confirm application is supported by line management. You will be also required to submit a recent copy of your PDR (or if no PDR, a recent copy of your CPD record). Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 29 November 2020.   For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting Job Reference 17420


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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.