ERSOU ROCU - Detective Sergeant - Dark Web Team - Cyber Crime Unit


Posted on 22nd Jul 2021
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Eastern

ERSOU ROCU - Detective Sergeant - Dark Web Team - Cyber Crime Unit

ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the ERSOU team by using the email provided below. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. Where possible we will also consider flexible working requests.  

This secondment is open to officers Substantive Detective Sergeants from (Beds - External Only), Cambs, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Applications are invited from substantive Detective Sergeant’s to join the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) to tackle the growing issue of Dark Web Criminality. 

In this role you will work alongside the ERSOU Cyber Crime Unit which has an established reputation for innovation and ground-breaking investigations. This role is within the Dark Web (DICE) unit, which works closely with National and International partners to tackle criminality on the Dark Web. 

The successful candidate will undertake reactive and proactive investigations and operations against targets involved in the supply of illicit commodities and services on the Dark Web (Cyber-crime, drugs, firearms, etc) within the region. The post holder will have experience of dealing with complex investigations including a sound knowledge of disclosure. By using various techniques and tactics you will identify, attribute and successfully prosecute suspects actively using the Dark Web. 

You will act as centre of excellence and give advice to the wider ROCU capabilities and the Eastern forces on all matters relating to the Dark Web and Cryptocurrency. 

The successful candidate will have proven ability to handle intelligence/sensitive information. 

ERSOU supports principles of agile working, and encourages Officers and Staff from any force or location to apply for positions, regardless of where the main base for the particular team is. Whilst some functions will need to be delivered at designated / appropriate sites on specific occasions, many functions can be undertaken remotely – either at another ERSOU or Force premises, or from home. Your designated place of work can be considered as part of the recruitment process to ensure options are workable, and also can be discussed in advance with the contact point named in this advert. 

For further information please contact T/DCI Ian Kirby Head of Cyber Crime at Ian.Kirby@herts.police.uk  to discuss the roles. 

To apply this is via the Bedfordshire Police Recruitment portal at Welcome - Tri-force (tal.net) 

Applicants should cover the following three areas in no more than 500 words: 

  • Skills and experience regarding investigation and management of serious/complex crime.
  • Skills and experience regarding managing intelligence development.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in dealing with investigations into cybercrime, cryptocurrency and the dark web. 

The closing date for applications is 23:55 on 08/08/2021. 

ERSOU supports principles of agile working, and encourages Officers from any force or location to apply for positions, regardless of where the main base for the particular team is. Whilst some functions will need to be delivered at designated / appropriate sites on specific occasions, many functions can be undertaken remotely – either at another ERSOU site or Force premises, or from home. Your designated place of work can be considered as part of the recruitment process to ensure options are workable and in line with business needs. 

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) 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. 

All applicants must print off a copy of the ROCU application approval form and pass this onto their Superintendent or Force Workforce Planning for authorisation. As this is a PDF document this will need to be wet signed. We will accept an audit trail of emails from the appropriate person/department. The completed approval form needs to be returned to ersou.recruitment@herts.pnn.police.uk as close to the closing date as possible. Application forms will not be progressed to the shortlisting stage until the recruitment team has received a completed approval form. 

Kent Officers must inform HR Resource Planning (hr.resource.planning@kent.essex.pnn.police.uk) at the earliest opportunity of your intention to apply for this secondment.   Every Officer application form must be signed by your Ch Supt or police staff equivalent and sent to HR Resource Planning (hr.resource.planning@kent.essex.pnn.police.uk) no later than 5 working days prior to closing date, unless exceptional circumstances.  This is required so that Chief Officer approval can be obtained for your application to progress, which will be managed by HR Resource Planning.  These steps must be completed prior to submission to the recruiting organisation.  If your application for an opportunity is not approved prior to submission to the recruiting organisation you may not be supported for release to the role, should you be successful. “Release may be subject to the forces wider commitment” 

For further information about the role or mileage from your home address to the working location please contact: ersou.recruitment@herts.pnn.police.uk 

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