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G3 Surveillance Operations Manager – Dedicated Unarmed Surveillance Team

Contract Type
Public Sector
Kingston - Upon - Thames
Expiry Date
The NCA is creating a new dedicated surveillance team to enhance agency support to proactive operations against high risk, high priority, Organised Crime Groups impacting across England and Wales.

Job Description

The team will be based in the South of England, but will operate in support of NCA operational teams anywhere across the country. It will undertake surveillance in respect of all types of criminal activity; ranging from firearms supply to child sexual exploitation, and money laundering to the supply of Class A drugs.

Surveillance operatives with considerable experience and other related skills from a variety of backgrounds are required to be part of the new team.

The Successful candidate will:

Will be responsible for building, leading, developing and mentoring the team when it initially forms and when it becomes fully operational.

Once established, the G3 will lead the team in day to day surveillance tasks.

They will have considerable previous operational experience, with a law enforcement background.

They will have considerable experience of the criminal justice system.
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You will be able to demonstrate the below Criteria


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Able to demonstrate extensive experience of leading surveillance operations against sophisticated criminals or other relevant subjects, in highly pressurised and sensitive environments.

Able to demonstrate experience of managing complex pro-active investigations.

Able to demonstrate an ability to work with a range of operational teams, including Mobile Armed Surveillance Teams (MASTS) and to co-ordinate the response to a challenging operational scenario, utilising the skills of others to overcome those challenges.

Thorough knowledge of Regulation Of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), forensic and other related authorities and legislation.

You will also have the below essential qualifications or skills:

Police Advanced Driver
Q1 (Q100) Surveillance trained College of Policing Surveillance Operative.

Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP2) Supervisor accreditation or hold an alternative Government issued investigative qualification.

Successful candidates will be expected to pass a five day Officer Safety Training course (OST) during their probationary period or during their first six months in the Agency (Civil Service transfers). Failure to do so would mean you would not be able to continue in the operational Investigator role, we would seek to find you an alternative non-operational role within the agency.

The OST combines cognitive input, armed and unarmed defence theory and practical techniques and as such, requires a level of physical exertion, due to the nature and repetition of the drills. The practical techniques include use of body weapons, movement and positioning, strikes (armed/unarmed) blocks, restraint and control. We will expect officers attending the course to have a standard of physical fitness. Progressive full body warm-ups are conducted each day to minimise risk of injury to the officer. It is expected the officer is capable of a ground descent and ascent, unaided and within a reasonable timeframe. This is important both individually and in team tactics.

The National Crime Agency welcomes applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Our Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We are committed to providing a positive and inclusive environment where officers from all backgrounds and identities can succeed; and make a real difference in the fight against serious and organised crime. We want to recruit the very best and build a workforce that reflects modern Britain and the communities we serve.

***All NCA officers must hold DV Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 7 out of the past 10 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***