Surveillance Motorcyclist


Birmingham, Bridgend, Bristol, Chelmsford, Chorley, Crawley, Dover, Exeter, Fareham, Gartcosh, Gillingham (Kent), Kingston-upon-Thames, Liverpool, London, Normanton, Nottingham, Sheffield, Slough, St Neots, Stevenage, Sunderland, Warrington, Heathrow


About the job


To provide surveillance motorcycle support to National Crime Agency led operations so as to enable the effective and accurate collection of information, intelligence and evidence.


Job description

The role is to provide surveillance motorcycle support to National Crime Agency led operations so as to enable the effective and accurate collection of information, intelligence and evidence.


Key Responsibilities

• 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.

***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***


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

• Q2 or Q200 College of Policing Surveillance motorcyclist accreditation or equivalent.
• Completed at least 12 Months accredited surveillance operative.
• Current/Active PIP1 or an equivalent recognised qualification/accreditation in Investigative crime issued by a Government body.

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.


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

  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

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
  • Experience of working collaboratively with a range of teams and stakeholders to reach an outcome.


If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.
We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

Apply today!