ERSOU ROCU - Backstopping & Cover Officer

Location: Other
Role: Police Staff
Department: ERSOU
Closing Date: 16-12-18
SO-1 / SO-2 Backstopping & Cover Officer - Eastern Region Undercover Unit

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Backstopping and Cover Officer within the Eastern Region Undercover Unit. The role will be based from a unit hub within the north or south of the 7 force region, and will be in support of other officers. The staff member appointed will be directly employed by Bedfordshire Police as the host force for ERSOU.

Tackling serious crime sometimes requires the use of specialist officers and tactics to infiltrate criminal networks. This activity is underpinned by covert infrastructures and mechanisms that are established across the whole function; this is provided through the backstopping element of this role.

You will work closely in support of a DS ensuring compliance to National Standards are adhered to. Attention to detail, team work, excellent administration skills and an ability to engage and relate to people are critical personal attributes required for this role.

The applicant will have already successfully passed or demonstrate the ability to pass the national cover course, must hold driving qualifications and must be capable of passing and maintaining current self-defence and fitness. For full detail of the minimum entry requirements please refer to the role profile.

The successful applicant will be required to work in different locations across the region and beyond, and work additional hours with occasional overnight stays as per operational requirements.

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting and Security Clearance. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

You will be expected to provide written evidence around the following competencies and the minimum entry requirements from the role profile;
• We are emotionally aware
• We take ownership
• We are collaborative
• We are innovative and open-minded
Please note, there is a 500 words limit for each competency.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be required to evidence against the personal qualities, and entry requirements, stipulated in the role profile.

For further information about the role or millage from your home address to the working location please contact:

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