About the job
• Knowledge of covert investigation techniques, with a sound understanding of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and Human Rights Act 1998
• Knowledge and Experience in the role of a Surveillance Motorcyclist
• Experience of working in a high performing team and able to evidence how you contributed to the teams’ success and why that made a difference
• College of Policing Surveillance motorcyclist accreditation or equivalent.
• Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP1) or a recognised qualification/ accreditation in investigative crime issued by a Government body.
• Completed at least 12 Months accredited surveillance operative.
• Our Armed Operations Unit are also recruiting Surveillance Motorcyclists. Please tick the box at the application should you be willing to undertake Firearms training at a later stage.
• Officers will be required to visit crime scenes and may encounter distressing crime related images.
• 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 Officer Safety Training
(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.
If you are interested in joining the NCA as a surveillance motorcyclist, we would urge you to apply now so that you could be posted when vacancies become available.
***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***
• Provide advice on legislation, policy and tactical options to assist in the planning and implementation of operations specifically in relation to the deployment of Surveillance Motorcyclists.
• Provide support to facilitate the implementation of the operation in line with appropriate authority and policy restriction. To maintain accreditation as a designated Motorcyclist and to comply with NCA policy.
• Deploy as a motorcyclist operationally or in a training environment on a minimum of ten occasions in a rolling six month period.
• Work co-operatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of the team and NCA objectives.
• Attend court and give evidence in accordance with legislation. Ensure all actions and activities comply with Health and Safety legislation.
• Maintain qualifications in Staff Safety, First Aid and Personal Protective Equipment and utilise these skills in accordance with legislation and NCA policy.
• Deploy throughout the country as required as the role is considered a national resource.
• Investigate serious criminality; collecting and developing intelligence and evidence to build and contribute to case file preparations to prosecute offenders.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Working Together
- Making Effective Decisions
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Experience of making decisions under pressure and in time critical situations
- Knowledge of covert investigation techniques, with a sound understanding of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and Human Rights Act 1998
- Knowledge and Experience in the role of a Surveillance Motorcyclist
- Experience of working in a high performing team and able to evidence how you contributed to the teams’ success and why that made a difference