Detective Inspector Counter Corruption Advisor (2 year secondment)

Near M4 Junction 12
Detective Inspector
Full Time

We welcome applications from substantive Detective Inspectors for an exciting secondment opportunity with the South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT).

As a Counter Corruption Advisor, you will be responsible for acting as HMPPS’ Law Enforcement Advisor on corruption matters. You will lead and develop effective working relationships with each of the forty three police forces, as well as Regional Organised Crime Units, with the aim of improving corruption intelligence sharing and investigation.

You will provide advice to HMPPS on how best to facilitate access to police resources and will provide ongoing national strategic oversight of police corruption investigations.

This role will report to the Head of Pursue in HMPPS National Counter Corruption Unit with line management support from the DCI, South East Prison Intel Unit. 

We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills as this role involves multi-agency/partnership working. Due to the nature of the role, you will have operational experience and knowledge of corruption intelligence development, investigation and prosecution.  You will also have knowledge and experience of authorities around intelligence development and experience of overt tactics used to develop intelligence, investigate and disrupt organised crime groups.

SERPIT are committed to becoming the most diverse team 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. 

How to apply

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.

You will be shortlisted against the Essential Criteria and should submit an online application form (click on the Apply button below).  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 of 23:55hrs on Monday 26 April 2021

For further information please email quoting the Job Reference 17789


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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.

At Thames Valley Police, 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.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via:  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.