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UKPPS Senior Officer - Central and Regional Operations



About the job

Please see the candidate information pack for more detail.

The UK Protected Persons Service provides authorised protection to individuals judged to be at risk of serious harm. The NCA host the UKPPS Central Services Unit, which is the national co-ordination centre of the UKPPS.

On 1 April 2019, the UK Protected Persons Service will be forming a national unit under NCA management. (The Metropolitan Police Service and Police Scotland will remain aligned to the service.)

The UKPPS delivers specialist protection measures using both traditional methods and covert capabilities that are not replicated within UK Law Enforcement.

The Central Operations Unit (COU) provides specialist protection arrangements to witnesses and other vulnerable people at risk of serious harm. It is a multi-functional team of operational, intelligence and finance and business support officers.

Regional Operations Units.

The Regional Protected Persons Units (PPUs) are responsible for the provision of specialist protection arrangements to those at risk of serious harm. The PPUs are multi-functional teams of operational, intelligence and finance and business support officers.

Within Regional Operations there are two G4 role profiles: one will hold NCA Powers and will not hold NCA Powers. Merit lists will be formed for each separate role to allow suitable posting processes to take place. Candidates are advised that they request to be on both lists should they meet the essential criteria for that particular role.

Role Description:

• To manage a team of officers engaged in developing, implementing, maintaining and reviewing bespoke protective measures packages for designated protected persons cases.
• To participate in operational deployments in support of Protected Person case management.
• Identify, assess and manage risks using agreed national model and forms.
• Adhere to and oversee compliance with Authorised Professional Practice, Practitioner Guidance and NCA Policy and Procedure.
• Identify internal and external partnerships to support in support of Protected Persons activity.
• Ensure security matters relating to covert operational activity are properly assessed and robustly maintained.


Person specification

Please provide a statement of suitability (250 words per criteria) on how you meet the following:

For all roles:
• Current front-line experience of dealing with vulnerable and/or intimidated persons or individuals at risk of serious harm.

For role with NCA Powers:
• Full Police or NCA Powers held within the last 12 months (if NCA powers not held, required to pass the SPE exam within probationary period in order to pass probation)


A full UK driving licence is required for this role.


• PIP1 accreditation or PIP2 accreditation (or eligible for PIP2 grandparent rights via prior training and experience).

For roles with NCA Powers, candidates are required to forward proof of the qualifications/accreditations listed in the Person Specification to [email protected] as soon as the application has been submitted.


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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
  • Experience in decision-making within front-line operational deployment activity
  • Risk management
  • Experience in dealing with vulnerable and/or intimidated individuals or witnesses