The Home Of Flexible Working, Find Your Flex Logo

G4 Senior Surveillance Operative – Dedicated Unarmed Surveillance Team

The NCA is creating a new dedicated surveillance team to enhance agency support to proactive operations against high risk, high priority, Organised Crime Groups impacting across England and Wales.

The team will be based in the South of England, but will operate in support of NCA operational teams anywhere across the country. It will undertake surveillance in respect of all types of criminal activity; ranging from firearms supply to child sexual exploitation, and money laundering to the supply of Class A drugs.

Surveillance operatives with considerable experience and other related skills from a variety of backgrounds are required to be part of the new team.

Job description

Key Responsibilities:

• You will support the G3 Manager in establishing and building the new team and the two sub-teams within the unit.

•They will have considerable surveillance experience in a law enforcement, military or similar operational roles.

•They will be expected to lead the sub-teams in operational deployments, making effective decisions designed to deliver the operational objectives of the deployment.

They will utilise the full range of surveillance capabilities in managing the deployments, for example utilising technical and rural surveillance skills held within the team.

•They will liaise closely with managers from other NCA operational teams and specialist departments to enhance delivery of the objectives.
 

Responsibilities

You will need to demonstrate the below behaviours:
• Leadership
• Working together


You will also need to demonstrate the below technical/experience criteria:
• Evidence of leading a surveillance or other operational teams in a highly pressurised environment.
• Demonstrate evidence of having worked as a productive and positive team leader of a task orientated unit or number of units, in challenging law enforcement or other equivalent operating environment and having delivered on the task.
• Demonstrate experience of having prepared or having assisted in the preparation of a criminal case where the evidence gathered during a surveillance operation, was vital to that case.
• Demonstrate knowledge of Regulation Of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and other relevant legislation to a Surveillance Ground Commander / G4.

You will also have the below qualifications or skills:
Essential Criteria:
• Advanced driver or military/other agency similar standard
• Q1 (Q100) Surveillance trained College of Policing Surveillance Operatives or military or other agency certified equivalent,
• Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP) 2 accreditation or hold an equivalent Government issued investigative qualification.

Please note: Individuals who do not currently hold PIP2 accreditation are still eligible to apply and will be assessed upon arrival to identify training requirements. Those who join the agency without PIP2 accreditation may be required to achieve this, including passing any exams (National Investigators Exam (NIE) and/or the NCA Specific Powers Exam).

Desirable Criteria:
• Rural surveillance operative, technical surveillance experience or skills.


Please note:
• Successful candidates will be expected to pass a five day Officer Safety Training course (OST) during their probationary period or during their first six months in the Agency (Civil Service transfers). Failure to do so would mean you would not be able to continue in the operational Investigator role, we would seek to find you an alternative non-operational role within the agency.
• The OST combines cognitive input, armed and unarmed defence theory and practical techniques and as such, requires a level of physical exertion, due to the nature and repetition of the drills. The practical techniques include use of body weapons, movement and positioning, strikes (armed/unarmed) blocks, restraint and control. We will expect officers attending the course to have a standard of physical fitness. Progressive full body warm-ups are conducted each day to minimise risk of injury to the officer. It is expected the officer is capable of a ground descent and ascent, unaided and within a reasonable timeframe. This is important both individually and in team tactics.
• This role requires officers to obtain DV Enhanced within 12 months of entry. If DV Enhanced cannot be obtained the officer will be required to move to a non-DV role.

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***

Licences

Advanced driver or military/other agency similar standard

Qualifications

The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

-Q1 (Q100) Surveillance trained College of Policing Surveillance Operatives or military or other agency certified equivalent
-Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP) 2 accreditation or holds an equivalent Government issued investigative qualification

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.

Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.
Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Able to demonstrate extensive experience of working as a surveillance operative in a highly pressured environment.
  • Demonstrate evidence of having worked as a productive and positive team leader of a task orientated unit or number of units, in challenging law enforcement or other equivalent operating environment and having delivered on the task.
  • Demonstrate experience of having prepared or having assisted in the preparation of a criminal case where the evidence gathered during a surveillance operation, was vital to that case.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Regulation Of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and other relevant legislation to a Surveillance Ground Commander / G4
 
APPLY TODAY