Detective Sergeant - ERSOU Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU)

Location: Other
Role: Police Officer - Internal
Department: RCCU - ERSOU
Closing Date: 25-02-18

Applications are invited from Substantive Detective Sergeant for a role within Eastern Regional Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) for vacancies on the Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) based in Hertfordshire.

This advert is open to officers within the region from Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. At this time this advert is not open to Bedfordshire police officers.

ERSOU RCCU officers conducts proactive and reactive investigations into serious and complex cyber-crime criminality, which could include both cyber enabled or cyber dependant criminality significant regional or national impact and/or linked to organised crime.

There is one immediate vacancy and a further anticipated vacancy and a select list will be held for 12 months from the board process for successful candidates not posted to the immediate post.

The post is open to Detective Sergeant (who is substantive in rank), that have a proven track record in dealing with serious and complex criminal investigations. An ideal candidate would have an understanding regarding cyber-crime, money laundering, as well as experience in both proactive and reactive crime investigations.

Successful applicants must pass SC/MV vetting and this must be confirmed before starting in the role and would then be seconded to ERSOU in line with the secondment policy. It would also be necessary to be on-call for the regional cyber-crime on call rota.

Application forms are to be no more than 250 words per area and to include the following headings and examples of your work and what you did and why ideally in the STAR (Situation, Task, Action & Results) format around the following competencies:

We are emotionally aware
We take ownership
We are collaborative
We deliver, support and inspire
We analyse critically
We are innovative and open-minded.

Closing date is 25/02/2018 and application will marked against the role profile and questions asked.

Interviews to take place shortly after the closing date and will be a competency based interview marked against the competency values framework and will require you to provide examples (ideally in the STAR format).

For an informal discussion about the post please contact

For more information around operations that ERSOU have carried out please go to the following web site

All applicants must print off a copy of the ERSOU application approval form and pass this onto their line manager and head of department for sign off. As this is a PDF document this will need to be wet signed. Though we will accept an audit trail of emails from your line manager and Head of Department if this is not achieveable.

The completed approval form needs to be returned to the as close to the closing date as possible.  Application forms will not be progressed to the shortlisting stage until the Recruitment Team has received a completed approval form.

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