Cyber Prevent Protect Prepare Officer

Cyber Prevent Protect Prepare Officer – South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

Do you want to make a difference in your community by reducing the likelihood of organisations suffering a cyber-attack, and help them better recover if they do?

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit are recruiting for a Cyber Prevent Protect Prepare Officer, to reduce the overall impact from Cybercrime in the Southwest Region through raising awareness, information sharing and promoting preventative measures that allow individuals and businesses to protect themselves.

In this role you will be able to have a positive impact on the future prospects of those people with cyber skills who are at risk of criminality. You will educate, inform, and inspire people at all levels working as part of a UK-wide team to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online. You will also identify and divert people away from cyber dependant crime.


In this role, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Promote a wide range of prevention material that is designed to educate and raise awareness about the threat from cybercrime.
  • Engage with the Digital Media and Comms Officer to deliver messages and engagement around cybercrime and the work of the RCCU (Regional Cyber Crime Unit) via press and social media, and ensure the SWROCU (South West Regional Organised Crime Unit) website has updated information regarding current cyber threats.
  • You will represent the RCCU and SWROCU at meetings, seminars, conferences and other forums, delivering briefings and/or presentations as and when required to partners, public and industry.
  • Attend debriefs of operational activity and identify lessons learned together with best practice and then ensure this is disseminated to minimise the risk of harm and thus ensure that future criminal opportunities are reduced.
  • You will be the single point of contact for the Southwest Regional Cyber Information Sharing Platform (CiSP) and to share emerging threats and trends to the CiSP community.
  • You will deliver appropriate cybercrime awareness events.


Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • You must be computer literate and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • You have experience of conveying technical matters to a non-technical audience
  • You must have proven ability to work under presser and prioritise workload
  • You have knowledge of the threats posed by cybercrime
  • You must be self-motivated and have proven previous experience of developing knowledge and understanding through own research
  • You should ideally hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the region using suitable transport.

For further information regarding the role please contact #SWROCU Recruitment.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

Work on a bank or public holiday as part of the normal working week will be compensated in line with conditions of service.

Please note the SW ROCU commuting policy is currently under review with Regional HR.


Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.


For further information in respect of the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit and how the unit disrupts serious and organised crime within the communities across the South West of England, please visit our website –

Why work for the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit?

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative collaboration, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population across the region.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit will most definitely be of interest to you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit is working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the ROCU, where communities are currently under-represented including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.  All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £26,865 - £28,725
  • Job Category
    Police Staff
  • Disability Confident
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