Confidential Case Officer

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Police Staff
Full Time
Based in London - SE1
SO 1

£31,434 - £33,348

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  
Shift Allowance, Weekend Working Enhancement, Market Factors Allowance
This role is currently eligible for a market supplement in addition to the basic salary to reflect determined market conditions. Eligibility for and value of Market factors are reviewed on an annual basis and are not contractual. It can be confirmed, therefore, that a market supplement at the rate of £6999 per annum will be payable.

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SW ROCU is part of the national ROCU network who work hand in hand with local forces and national partners to target and disrupt criminals posing the greatest risk of Serious and Organised Criminality (SOC). This includes offenders involved in cyber threats, economic crime, drug conspiracies, modern slavery and human trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation. SW ROCU seeks to lead and support the region working with the forces and national leads to promote consistency and use of best practice and technology.

SW ROCU is a great place to work in a job like no other, working alongside other specialist capabilities at a regional, national and international level.  You will be at the forefront of the fight against serious and organised crime, which is one of the greatest threats facing the UK today.

The Sensitive Intelligence Unit (SIU) is a fascinating and exciting place to work. The department is a unique function within regional policing, providing intelligence support to operations in Force, ROCU and across partners.  This role is within our team embedded with the NCA at their Central London site.

The department support operations in the highest harm and threat areas, exploiting and enhancing intelligence from the interception of communications from Targeted Intercept (TI) and Targeted Equipment Interference (TEI) to problem solve and maximise enforcement opportunities. Identifying risks and threats to people is also a key part of the role.

The SIU manages sensitive intelligence collected from a variety of sources to supported tasked operations for South West Policing. This is an exciting and unique role where you will gain first-hand knowledge of Serious and Organised Crime and lead intelligence collection against our highest priorities. The work conducted by the SIU delivers significant operational results day in day out.

The world of communications is changing, and fast.  The communication tools in our hands are moving rapidly and how they are used by SOC subjects is of course no different. This is a role at the cutting edge of the fight against organised crime and we need both people who understand crime and who understand technology and the art of the possible.

You can expect a varied and fulfilling career within this business area, with two days never being quite the same. Your work will often be crucial in obtaining impressive results that make the headlines and your role will be integral in the disruption of organised crime in the South West.

A requirement of this role is for you to have already passed an NCA TI Foundation Course or, when appointed, attend and pass this course along with successfully completing a set mentoring period to continue employment.  The role is based in London and includes shift work that includes evenings and weekends.

Your salary will be grade S01 (£30,420 – 32,394 per annum) along with a London Weighting allowance (£2,568 per annum), a Market Factors payment (£6,999 per annum), a 14% shift allowance and weekend enhancements.  Therefore you will not be able to claim expenses for travelling / accommodation etc.

If applying from one of our regional forces, you will leave your force and join Avon & Somerset on their terms and conditions including salary.

Skills, Experience and Qualification required:-

  • You will be computer literate and have experience of collecting, assessing and developing strategic and tactical intelligence and of working in a confidential environment.   Essentially you will a working knowledge of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).
  • You will have experience of risk assessing dynamic situations, of reviewing sensitive information to make recommendations for suitable intervention opportunities and of developing working relationships with different organisations/departments.
  • Experience of working within a confidential environment within a law enforcement background and a working knowledge of covert law enforcement techniques would be advantageous.
  • You must have attended and passed the TCD Foundation Course and have successfully completed the mentoring period.

If you are interested to find out more information about this post, please email us at:

This post is a subject to a higher security clearance at MV and SC – Management Vetting and Security Clearance Level. We may also require DV level in the near future. You can find more information about security vetting here.  To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

If you reach the assessment/ interview stage of a process and become a reserve applicant, we would like to retain your application. This will be pending further vacancies arising for the same role in a 12 month period. By giving your consent this does not prevent you from applying for any other opportunities.

Vetting and Safeguarding

In accordance with the National Vetting Policy, the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit is working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the ROCU, where communities are currently under-represented including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve. All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible Working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

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Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

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Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

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This vacancy is closed to applications.