Operational Security Advisor - JRN 20756
 

The role:
Do you have a passion for developing Operational Security provision?

Northumbria Police are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and resilient individual to lead the organisation’s Operational Security provision.

The role has responsibility for the strategic direction, development and implementation of all aspects of operational security in Northumbria Police. This is achieved through providing an independent source of specialist, covert law enforcement and risk management expertise and providing advice around these areas to ensure that Northumbria Police operates at the best possible levels of operational security.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

You will have responsibility for all aspects of operational security to ensure that operational security protocols are implemented and maintained across the areas of physical, personnel, assets and information technology.

You will provide a comprehensive review process around all aspects of operational security ensuring that all operations and activity are lawful, developing a detailed recording system for any compromises to covert policing techniques.
 
The post holder will also be expected to engage proactively with partners and stakeholders to maintain an overview of national, regional and local trends, operational risk and changes to criminal activity which impact on operational security, sharing this knowledge and learning as appropriate to ensure best practice.

What do I need?

You will have personal resilience to support you to perform to a high standard even when working under pressure.  This role is demanding yet rewarding as the incumbent will be delivering and developing Operational Security across the Force. 

You should have knowledge and awareness of Operational Security and Covert Policing and why this is important in a policing context, alongside experience and understanding of how to undertake risk assessments.

A key part of the role is working with a range of internal and external stakeholders to assess and manage operational security, therefore experience of working with a range of internal stakeholders on projects and also with external agencies and partner organisations is essential.

The successful post holder will be expected to complete a mandatory OpSy Operational Security Course.
 
The post holder must hold a current driving license to meet the travel requirements of the role.

The hours of work associated with the role will be Monday to Friday with flexible working but there may be an occasional requirement for out of hours work.

For further information please see the role profile:Operational Security Advisor.pdf

Vetting level: 

Management Vetting (MV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:  To discuss the position in more detail please contact Richard Sterry, Information Security Manager by email at 9735@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone


Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade J
Location
Northumberland
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£40,038 to £43,830
 
The role:
Do you have a passion for developing Operational Security provision?

Northumbria Police are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and resilient individual to lead the organisation’s Operational Security provision.

The role has responsibility for the strategic direction, development and implementation of all aspects of operational security in Northumbria Police. This is achieved through providing an independent source of specialist, covert law enforcement and risk management expertise and providing advice around these areas to ensure that Northumbria Police operates at the best possible levels of operational security.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

You will have responsibility for all aspects of operational security to ensure that operational security protocols are implemented and maintained across the areas of physical, personnel, assets and information technology.

You will provide a comprehensive review process around all aspects of operational security ensuring that all operations and activity are lawful, developing a detailed recording system for any compromises to covert policing techniques.
 
The post holder will also be expected to engage proactively with partners and stakeholders to maintain an overview of national, regional and local trends, operational risk and changes to criminal activity which impact on operational security, sharing this knowledge and learning as appropriate to ensure best practice.

What do I need?

You will have personal resilience to support you to perform to a high standard even when working under pressure.  This role is demanding yet rewarding as the incumbent will be delivering and developing Operational Security across the Force. 

You should have knowledge and awareness of Operational Security and Covert Policing and why this is important in a policing context, alongside experience and understanding of how to undertake risk assessments.

A key part of the role is working with a range of internal and external stakeholders to assess and manage operational security, therefore experience of working with a range of internal stakeholders on projects and also with external agencies and partner organisations is essential.

The successful post holder will be expected to complete a mandatory OpSy Operational Security Course.
 
The post holder must hold a current driving license to meet the travel requirements of the role.

The hours of work associated with the role will be Monday to Friday with flexible working but there may be an occasional requirement for out of hours work.

For further information please see the role profile:Operational Security Advisor.pdf

Vetting level: 

Management Vetting (MV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:  To discuss the position in more detail please contact Richard Sterry, Information Security Manager by email at 9735@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone