Force Authorities Bureau Advisor

Force Authorities Bureau
TVP Broad Band 3H
Band 3H, circa £30,581 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time

Applications are invited for this position in the Force Authorities Bureau located at Headquarter North, Fountain Court, Kidlington.


The Force Authorities Bureau manage RIPA 2000, IPA 2016 and Police Act 1997 applications in compliance with relevant legislation, current case law and best practice as set by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner. In addition, it provides services in regard to the Covert Surveillance and Acquisition of Communications Data applications providing strategic and proactive business direction, identifying best value, performance management, standards of operational and evidential delivery and the review of policy and procedures.


The key responsibility of this role is to manage RIPA directed and intrusive surveillance, IPA Targeted Equipment Interference, communications data, and Police Act applications in regard to property interferences and OPT applications. Also to manage expectations, prescribed timescales and engaging with stakeholders in order to provide dedicated support and advice to the Forces Authorising Officer, including the presentation of relevant applications for approval by ACPO.


The role requires a demonstrable knowledge of covert investigative/intelligence gathering techniques under (Part II RIPA 2000 (Surveillance), Part III Police Act 1997 Property Interference, Part 3 (Acquisition of Communications Data) and Part 5 (Targeted Equipment Interference) IPA 2016 and OPT procedures). You will have further knowledge and understanding of the Human Rights Act and Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996. Essential training for the role is to attain National Accreditation in The Acquisition of Communications Data. There is a requirement to be part of an on-call rota supporting the operational needs of the Force.


For further information, please contact: Jon North on 01865 541139


The post requires an enhanced level of vetting.

Full UK driving licence required.

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, performance related pay increases, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 16752.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 29th March 2020.




Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.