Technical Surveillance Offier NN5866

I am looking for an ex RMP security trained individual for the below role.

NN5866 Technical Surveillance

Industry Sector: Security
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: £28,107.00 + Government Pension Scheme
Job Summary
An opportunity has arisen with Bedfordshire Police in their HQ office in Kempston for a Technical Surveillance Officer (SO1) reporting to the Head of Technical Surveillance. The successful applicant will be supporting Bedfordshire Police in achieving its objectives by delivering an effective and comprehensive technical surveillance service

  • Use knowledge and experience to be able to analyse and define user problems and provide sustainable technical solutions.
  • The ability to prioritise own workload and operate with minimum supervision.
  • Maintain complex technical equipment that is suitable for deployment when tackling major incidents and serious organised crime.
  • Employ a variety of advanced techniques to deploy and operate sensitive equipment approved by the Technical Surveillance Unit.
  • To act and deploy in a manner that conforms to the nationally recognised Standard Operating Procedures to protect the security and integrity of operations, techniques, equipment and staff involved. The safety and security of all personnel connected in any way with the technical solution.
  • To participate in the safe use, maintenance, storage, retrieval, and disposal of equipment and administer in accordance with the organisations policy.
  • Conduct local and national site visits as required to support the completion of accurate feasibility studies for consideration by Chief Officers, Senior Investigating Officers and authorising officers.
  • Work in accordance with the Government Protective Marking Scheme.
  • Competent in preparing accurate reports, statements of evidence, risk assessments and feasibility studies using good written and information communication technology skills.
  • Maintain accurate TSU records and ensure that these are resilient to inspection.
  • Provide instruction and mentoring in the appropriate use of technical solutions.
  • Conduct briefings and presentations at all levels of the organisation.
  • Maintain security measures for TSU premises, its equipment and operations in accordance with TSU SOP’s.
  • Working at heights and safe use of ladders (for the installation and recovery of equipment) in accordance with the identified Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
  • The safe use of the harmonised and colour coded electrical cabling of all equipment in order to comply with the latest IEE Wiring Regulations.
Skills and Experience
Decision making

  • Decision making - Level Practitioner
  • Gathers, verifies and assesses all appropriate and available information to gain an accurate understanding of situations.
  • Considers a range of possible options before making clear, timely, justifiable decisions.
  • Reviews decisions in the light of new information and changing circumstances.
  • Balances risks, costs and benefits, thinking about the wider impact of decisions.
  • Exercises discretion and applies professional judgement, ensuring actions and decisions are proportionate and in the public interest.
Leadership: Openness to change - Level Practitioner

  • Positive about change, adapting rapidly to different ways of working and putting effort into making them work.
  • Flexible and open to alternative approaches to solving problems.
  • Finds better, more cost-effective ways to do things, making suggestions for change and putting forward ideas for improvement.
  • Takes an innovative and creative approach to solving problems.
Leadership: Service delivery - Level Practitioner

  • Understands the organisation's objectives and priorities, and how own work fits into these.
  • Plans and organises tasks effectively, taking a structured and methodical approach to achieving outcomes.
  • Manages multiple tasks effectively by thinking things through in advance, prioritising and managing time well.
  • Focuses on the outcomes to be achieved, working quickly and accurately and seeking guidance when appropriate.
Professionalism - Level Practitioner

  • Acts with integrity, in line with the values and ethical standards of the Police Service.
  • Takes ownership for resolving problems, demonstrating courage and resilience in dealing with difficult and potentially volatile situations.
  • Acts on own initiative to address issues, showing a strong work ethic and demonstrating extra effort when required.
  • Upholds professional standards, acting honestly and ethically, and challenges unprofessional conduct or discriminatory behaviour.
  • Asks for and acts on feedback, learning from experience and developing own professional skills and knowledge.
  • Remains calm and professional under pressure, defusing conflict and being prepared to step forward and take control when required.
Public Service Serving the public - Level Practitioner

  • Demonstrates a real belief in public service, focusing on what matters to the public and will best serve their interests.
  • Understands the expectations, changing needs and concerns of different communities, and strives to address them.
  • Builds public confidence by talking with people in local communities to explore their viewpoints and break down barriers between them and the police.
  • Understands the impact and benefits of policing for different communities, and identifies the best way to deliver services to them.
  • Works in partnership with other agencies to deliver the best possible overall service to the public.
Working with others Working with others - Level Practitioner

  • Works co-operatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues.
  • Is approachable, developing positive working relationships.
  • Explains things well, focusing on the key points and talking to people using language they understand.
  • Listens carefully and asks questions to clarify understanding, expressing own views positively and constructively.
  • Persuades people by stressing the benefits of a particular approach, keeps them informed of progress and manages their expectations.
  • Is courteous, polite and considerate, showing empathy and compassion.
  • Deals with people as individuals and addresses their specific needs and concerns.
  • Treats people with respect and dignity, dealing with them fairly and without prejudice regardless of their background or circumstances.


  • Ability to deal with complex issues in adverse, covert, hostile environments.
  • Proven ability for innovation and development of new techniques.
  • Preparation of reports for operational & or Technical matters.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills dealing with people under challenging and sensitive conditions.
  • Qualified in at least one technical discipline - HND, HNC or a minimum of BTEC level in RF, C.C.T.V, Electronics or computing (a minimum of 3 years recent practical experience of computer networking technology is an essential attribute for this role).
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Full driving license


  • Working at heights. Mast rigging (Tall structures).
  • Domestic Electrical regulations.
  • Tactics for Technicians.
  • TSU Core skills.
  • Firearms awareness.
  • Close target Reconnaissance.
  • Vehicle Technical Deployments.
  • Any other courses as deemed necessary to fulfil the role


  • Eyesight standard must meet Group 2 DVLA (Vocational Standards) together with full colour vision.
  • Must have hearing to of a standard to effectively listen to conversations.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Ability to work in confined, wet and dark locations.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather.
  • Police staff must be capable of passing an annual fitness test and attend conflict management training.
Vetting – MV & SC

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Have you spoken to the COs about this post?

Yerp, I've reported it already.

I wouldn't get out of bed for £30K. That would involve me actually getting out of bed.