We welcome applications from substantive Detective Inspectors, and Detective Sergeants suitably qualified for promotion, for the role of Detective Inspector – South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT).

In this role you will be managing a team, which is responsible for gathering and developing intelligence from HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). Uniquely, SERPIT provides a service to both Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime, nationally, regionally and locally in forces, sitting within the CTPSE Intelligence department but also working as a member of SEROCU’s management team. The role has responsibility for the management of resources, ensuring an effective and efficient provision of service in partnership with the prisons, police forces, and a range of law enforcement agencies and other partners. It will also have responsibility for developing new and effective process across both organised crime and CT, so experience in both is essential.

To be successful in this role a PIP2 accredited detective is essential. You should also be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver effectively in a multi-agency environment, but most important is the ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills, as the successful candidate will be managing a team across the region, as directed by the departments Detective Chief Inspector.

Please note that this role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you may be required to travel for business purposes mainly across the south east region and occasionally throughout the UK. Therefore, the successful candidate will require a full UK driving licence.

Due to the nature of our work, security is of paramount importance to us and therefore it will be necessary to pass and maintain vetting level DV.  In order to achieve this, you must be a British National and have resided in the UK for the past ten years. Exemptions 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 Sunday 21st August 2022 at 23:55hrs.

Substantive Officers and those Officers applying for Promotion. 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 wfplanning@hants.gov.uk if you have any queries relating to this.
  • Kent Officers will need to inform 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 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 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.

Substantive officers will be shortlisted against the Essential Criteria and should submit an online application form.  You will be required to 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. You will be also required to upload the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the Job Advert) in the ‘Line Managers Approval Form’. Thames Valley Police (TVP) officers who have already passed the TVP Promotion, can apply as a substantive (above application requirements). 

In addition to this information, officers applying on promotion should also submit a ‘Why Me, Why Now’ letter which outlines your motivation and suitability for the role at this time. Your evidence should also demonstrate the relevant behaviours, skills, knowledge and experience in relation to your capability at this rank in accordance with the core competencies (CVF) Step up Criteria. The letter must be no more than two (2) sides of A4. The margins must not be modified from 2.54cm. All evidence outside the margins should be removed. You will also be required to upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent CPD record//Focus Feedback meeting) and the Police Officer Promotion Reference Form.

At CTPSE we are committed to reflecting the communities we serve. We value diversity and encourage applications from our under-represented groups.

Our people say that benefits include a good work/life balance, a supportive and welcoming place to work and great opportunities to further develop your own capabilities.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.police.uk quoting the Job Reference number 19364.

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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