Covert Operations Unit – Mobile Surveillance Operative – PC – Counter Terrorism Policing SE | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Covert Operations Unit – Mobile Surveillance Operative – PC – Counter Terrorism Policing SE

Contract type – Full Time

Rank – PC


Information About The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) Surveillance teams

The role of the Mobile Surveillance Operative is to undertake covert, mobile, technical and foot surveillance in order to obtain intelligence and evidence to assist investigations and /or operations. This is an instrumental role in an ever changing and agile environment.

You must be the holder of current Q1 surveillance accreditation and a current Advanced Driving permit. You will be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of relevant guidance within the Surveillance APP Programme and be an authorised firearms officer (or be will to undertake relevant training)

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This will include travel across the UK and is not limited to the South East. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working and/or staying away from home.

Due to the nature of our work, security is of paramount importance to us and therefore it will be necessary for the successful candidate to obtain and maintain vetting level SC.  In order to achieve this, you must be a British National and have resided in the UK for the past five. Exemptions may apply for overseas or other diplomatic service (with HM Government), and studying abroad.

You can find more information about security vetting here.

How to Apply

To apply, click on the “Apply” button below and submit your application before the closing date of 16 June 2024 at 23:55hrs. 

If you wish to apply you need to have support from your Head of Command / Department.

  • Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277b alongside their application. This form is not available on the force’s standard forms library. It can be found on the HR Portal. Please contact if you have any queries relating to this.
  • Kent Officers will need to inform Kent HR Resource Planning at the earliest opportunity of intention to apply.   Every Officer application form must be signed by the Chief Supt or police staff equivalent and sent to Kent HR Resource Planning no later than 5 working days prior to closing date unless exceptional circumstances apply. This is required so that Chief Officer approval can be obtained for the application to progress, which will be managed by Kent HR Resource Planning.  These steps must be completed prior to submission application.  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.
  • Officers from other forces are welcome to apply. You may wish to consult with your HR team regarding completion of additional forms.

Please upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent copy of your CPD record/Focus Feedback meeting) and a copy of your Training Record. Please  also upload the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the Job Advert) in the ‘Line Managers Approval Form’.

At CTPSE we are committed to reflecting the communities we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We welcome applications from those interested in part time and flexible working, and encourage applications from our under represented communities.

Our people say that benefits include a good work/life balance, a supportive and welcoming place to work and excellent terms including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact quoting the Job Reference number 21453. If you have applied for this role in the last six months, we respectfully ask that you do not reapply at this current time.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy if we receive a high volume of applications. Should you wish to apply for this post, we advise you to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

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How to Apply

Apply to the role by clicking the button below. Further information about the role is also available via this link.