Detective Constable – Prison Corruption Officer - 3 Year Secondment (SERPIT)

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

We welcome applications from Detective Constables for an exciting secondment opportunity as a Prison Corruption Officer within the High Harm team of the South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT).

You will conduct Investigations into referred corruption cases through the agreed tasking protocol as required. You will liaise and work with relevant agencies and Prison Intelligence Officers to establish and use appropriate methods for gathering material, developing procedures to turn material into intelligence or evidence, as part of the investigation into corruption reported within the prison and probation network.

We are looking for officers with good problem solving skills and experience of complex information gathering. Basic knowledge of data protection principles and procedures are also essential to the role.

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.

We are also recruiting for the Prison Intelligence Officers (Job Ref: 17420). If you are also interested applying for this vacancy, there is an option on the application form to confirm if you would like to be considered for the PIO role. You will not need to submit a separate application for this post, if also applying for the role.

Your application will need to be supported by your Line Manager and Department Head (Recommendation Form enclosed with advert.   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 quoting Job Reference 17421


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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.