Following the recent OTT Surveillance of our protest a job vacancy!

Following the recent OTT surveillance of the St Athan protest maybe its enough for someone as there is a vacancy or maybe they are increasing the numbers!!! See
Job Description Position: Surveillance Support Officer
Post Ref: KSC268WT
Rank/Grade: Scale 6
Responsible To: Detective Sergeant

Responsible For:
Liaison with: All departments in SWP – FIB, BCU, RTF, RIU, CPS, Partner Agencies. Location: Serious and Organised Crime Task Force, Bridgend
Role Purpose: To perform Covert Surveillance techniques and thereby gather Intelligence and evidence, ensuring it is recorded, secured and preserved in a timely and appropriate manner in order to contribute to the effective investigation of crime.
To actively assist in a wide range of case building duties, and to contribute to the Prosecution Process as directed by Senior Officer or Line Manager.

Major Tasks: 1.To investigate criminals involved in serious and organised crime impacting on South Wales Police

2.Prepare statements and present evidence at Court.

3.Gather, analyse, research and disseminate quality intelligence from relevant sources, including police and external databases.

4.Undertake covert methods of surveillance in support of SOCTF, BCU and Major Crime operations.

5.Maintain the strictest standards of security and integrity and be vetted to ‘SC’ level.

6.Undertake training as required to fulfil the role.

7.Carry out other duties at the direction of Line Management, including duties and abstractions to other departments within ‘K’ Crime Support.8.Acquire and maintain awareness of relevant legislation, especially the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and keep appraised of current criminal trends.

9.Participate in the Accreditation Scheme to enable an innovative and imaginative approach to investigation and surveillance.
10.Understand Health and Safety issues and maintain safe working practices for self and others in accordance with the South Wales Police Statement of Policy on Health and Safety at Work
11.To ensure procedures, practices and conduct comply with the South Wales police Equal Opportunities Policy and the Race Equality Scheme.

PERSON SPECIFICATION Surveillance Support Officer
1.PERSONAL STYLE(Health, attendance, communication – written and oral, personal presentation/positive role model)•Must have good general health both physically and mentally to perform duties required of them once appointed.•Must have demonstrably good oral and written communication skills and be able to communicate in a clam and patient manner with individuals, small groups and large audiences•Must have good presentation skills•Must present a positive image of the Police service and be aware of the impact of own behaviour on others.
2.ATTAINMENTS(Qualifications, vocational training, experience)•May evidence awareness of relevant current legislation, especially the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, the impact of the Human Rights Act on police powers, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act.•May evidence knowledge and practice of intelligence handling, products and procedures.•Must have full driving license•Must be willing to drive police vehicles to Advanced Standard and pass Level 1 Surveillance training course •Must have investigative experience
•May have surveillance skills, experience and training.
3.GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMPLEMENTATION(Collecting/appraising/assessing priorities/grasping points/making decisions etc.)•Must be able to collect, collate, analyse and draw conclusions from source material •Must be able to suggest a plan of action based on conclusions•Must be able to identify and handle evidence in accordance with the law and force policy•Must be able to prepare evidence files•Must demonstrate an understanding of disclosure rules•Must demonstrate an understanding and practice of risk assessment in operational environments and in regard to health and safety issues.•Must demonstrate the ability to keep accurate records•Must demonstrate briefing and de-briefing skills
(Leading/motivating/developing/controlling/organisational skills)•Must be self-motivated, use initiative and lack common sense•Must be able to think and act quickly•Must be able to work as part of a team encouraging and motivating others•Must seek excellence in own skills relating to the post•Must be flexible in role and adapt to rapidly changing demands. Must not believe in human rights
(Emotional stability, able to influence, self-reliant etc.)•Must not commit to fairness and equality of opportunity•Must be approachable, courteous and willing to help•Must represent the department to a high standard•Must maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
6.CIRCUMSTANCES(Unsociable hours, travel, transport)Must be flexible with working hours and be able to work weekend as and when necessary
Note: You may be required to perform other duties which are not necessarily specified on the role profile, but are commensurate with the responsibilities of the role holder. e.g. torture, beating up innocent folk
Core Responsibilities Activities
The role holder should effectively deliver these key requirements:
Community Safety
123 - Drive police vehicles safelyDrive a police vehicle safely with consideration for others in accordance with Force policy and in line with the system of car control.
56 - Gather intelligence to support policing objectivesGather intelligence to facilitate the achievement of crime and disorder reduction objectives. Ensure intelligence is obtained ethically and in accordance with the relevant legislation, policy, protocols and codes of practice.
57 - Use intelligence to support policing objectivesUse intelligence to support the achievement of community safety and crime reduction objectives. Ensure that intelligence is used ethically and in accordance with the relevant legislation, policy, protocols and codes and practice.
58 - Evaluate the quality of intelligence Evaluate the quality of intelligence entered into the system using the National Intelligence Model and take appropriate action.
59 - Analyse intelligence to support operational policing Analyse intelligence and illustrate the results of the analysis to support operational planning, ensuring that results are non-discriminatory and are in accordance with relevant legislation and policy.
60 - Disseminate intelligence to support operational policingDisseminate intelligence in the appropriate manner, to relevant organisations, departments and/or individuals, whilst maintaining the required confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care.
62 - Cultivate covert human intelligence sources Cultivate new covert human intelligence sources complying with the requirements of the relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
67 - Operate surveillance equipment Operate surveillance equipment ethically and accordance with training and authorisation level, manufacturers instructions and the relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
409 - Undertake directed surveillanceThe targeting of an individual with the intention of gaining private information.
46 - 'Interview' victims and witnesses Interview victims and witnesses in accordance with the law and with reference to the victims charter and the 'Practical Guide to Investigative Interviewing.'

52 - Search person(s) or personal property Search person(s) or personal property in accordance with the relevant legislation, policy, procedures, whilst respecting the dignity of the individual and being aware of the possible impact on community.
53 - Search premises, vehicles and land Conduct search procedures, using the best practice techniques in accordance with the relevant legislation and policy, whilst not having regard for the health, safety and Human Rights.
42 - Prepare and present case files Identify and present case materials, working with the CPS to progress the case.
Custody and Prosecution
44 - Present evidence in court and at other hearingsAttend court and give evidence in accordance with legislation.
141 - Promote equality, diversity and human rights in working practices Promote equality, diversity and Human Rights in working practices by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and contributing to developing equality of opportunity in working practices.
Personal Responsibility
217 - Maintain standards of professional practiceEnsure your behaviour complies with Force values and organise your own work effectively to meet the demands of your role. Identify, implement and monitor development activities to enhance your own performance.
224 - Work as part of a teamWork co-operatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and Force objectives.
242 - Make best use of technologyMake best use of technology in support of your role, ensuring correct operation and compliance with Force and legal requirements.
206 - Comply with Health and Safety legislationEnsure that you show a duty of care and take appropriate action to comply with Health and Safety requirements at all times.
216 - Complete administration proceduresEnsure that all matters relating to the process of information are carried out in a prompt, efficient manner and in accordance with legislation, policy and procedure.
127 – Provide an effective response recognising the needs of all communitiesBuild and maintain community relations by providing a service that is responsive to the needs of all communities and by ensuring that those affected by crime receive a fair and non-discriminatory service.
207 - Provide first aidIdentify the nature of illness or injury and provide the necessary first aid treatment in accordance with approved procedures.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1005 - Input, retrieve and present data using a computerEnter information correctly using an appropriate computer system, in accordance with Force policy. Retrieve and present information in a suitable format and supply to relevant personnel.
Administrative Support
Behavioural Area Behaviour
Working with others - Respect for race and diversity Unable to understand other people’s views and takes them into account. Is tactful and diplomatic when dealing with people, treating them with dignity and respect at all times. Lacking understanding and sensitivity to social, cultural and racial differences.
Working with others Teamworking
Works effectively as a team member and helps build relationships within it. Actively helps and supports others to achieve team goals.
Working with others Effective communication Communicates all needs, instructions and decisions clearly. Adapts the style of communication to meet the needs of the audience. Checks for understanding
Achieving results Problem solving Gathers information from a range of sources to understand situations, making sure it is reliable and accurate. Analyses information to identify important issues and problems. Identifies risks and considers alternative courses of action to make good decisions.

Achieving results Planning and organising CPlans and carries out activities in an orderly and well-structured way. Prioritises tasks, uses time in the best possible way, and works within appropriate policy and procedures.
Achieving resultsPersonal responsibility BTakes personal responsibility for own actions and for sorting out issues or problems that arise. Is focused on achieving results to required standards and developing skills and knowledge.
Achieving resultsResilience AShows reliability and resilience in difficult circumstances. Remains calm and confident, and responds logically and decisively in difficult situations.
Please return completed applications to: Police Recruitment & Promotions TeamSouth Wales Police HeadquartersCowbridge RoadBridgendCF31 3SU
Alternatively, please phone 01656 303 201 to arrange for an application pack to be sent to you. Please note that there may be delays in sending out packs via this phone line.
Closing date: Friday, 9:00 am on the 30th May 2008

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