ERSOU ROCU - Support Administrator - Cyber Crime Unit

Posted on 12th Oct 2018

ERSOU ROCU - Support Administrator - Cyber Crime Unit

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) as a Support Administrator within their Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) based in Hertfordshire.

The successful candidate will become a member of staff for Bedfordshire Police (as lead force for ERSOU) in grade SC6/SO1. Scale 6 is for police staff who meet the essential criteria, movement to SO1 would involve a separate assessment against the post holder being fully competent and meeting all of the desirable criteria.

The RCCU conduct proactive and reactive investigations into serious and complex cyber-crime, which could include both cyber enabled and cyber dependent criminality, having significant regional or national impact and/or linked to organised crime. The RCCU also has responsibility to ensure that both national Cyber Prevent and Cyber Protect strategies are represented within the Region. Cyber Prevent is to identify and deter individuals from the Region to commit cybercrime. Cyber Protect is to ensure that the community across the Region is made aware of risks, threats and impact of cybercrime.

This new role is crucial in ensuring the smooth running of the RCCU by performing a range of administrative duties, including those of a complex nature. It will involve travel within the region to ensure close liaison with the Region’s Forces, as well as on occasion national travel to attend relevant meetings.

An ideal candidate would have; excellent communication and customer service skills, good working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases and general office equipment, experience of working in an administrative role, strong use of IT (including knowledge and understanding of social media and websites), and will be creative and innovative as the role will involve developing new schemes and projects. An understanding regarding fraud and financial investigations, cybercrime and network investigations would be desirable, as would an understanding of offender management and criminal investigations.

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting and Security Clearance or Development vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

You will need to have current and valid driving license and be prepared to travel as this is essential.

You will be expected to provide written evidence around the following competencies and the minimum entry requirements from the role profile:

• We take ownership
• We are collaborative
• We analyse critically
• We are innovative and open-minded

Please note there is a 500 words limit for each competency.

Your evidence within the application should ideally be in the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action & Results).
The full role profile is attached and further information on the posts can be obtained by emailing

Closing date is 28th October 2018. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all personal qualities and entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile and not just those listed above.

ERSOU endeavours to reflect the diverse communities we serve and to build an inclusive workforce where everyone is valued and respected. We encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups.

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