Cyber Protect Prevent Prepare Officer

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

SW ROCU is part of the national ROCU network who work hand in hand with local forces and national partners to target and disrupt criminals posing the greatest risk of Serious and Organised Criminality (SOC).

This includes offenders involved in cyber threats, economic crime, drug conspiracies, modern slavery and human trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation. SW ROCU seeks to lead and support the region working with the forces and national leads to promote consistency and use of best practice and technology.

SW ROCU is a great place to work in a job like no other, working alongside other specialist capabilities at a regional, national and international level.  You will be at the forefront of the fight against serious and organised crime, which is one of the greatest threats facing the UK today.

The ROCU network is growing nationally and brings exciting opportunities. We’re strengthening our officer numbers and we continually invest in both our people and new technology, so that as serious and organised crime evolves, so too do our skills and capabilities. In order to achieve this we need the best people who are keen to develop their careers, unleash their full potential and are up for the challenge of working on complex investigations.

We are now looking for individuals who are keen to progress their careers as part of our Regional Cyber Crime Unit as a Protect, Prevent, Prepare Officer.

You will be part of a team who makes a positive impact on the future prospects of those people with cyber skills who are at risk of criminality.  You will part of a team who reduces the likelihood of organisations suffering a cyber-attack, and help them better recover if they do. You will part of a team who works as part of a wider UK team to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.

In this role your Main Responsibilities will be:-

  • Promoting a wide range of prevention material that is designed to educate and raise awareness about the threat from cyber crime.
  • Engaging with press and social media to deliver messages and engagement around cyber crime and the work of the RCCU, and ensure the SWROCU website has updated information regarding current cyber threats.
  • Representing 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.
  • Attending debriefs of operational activity and identify lessons learned together with best practice and then ensuring this is disseminated to minimise the risk of harm and thus ensure that future criminal opportunities are reduced.
  • 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.
  • Providing administrative and ongoing support to deliver appropriate cybercrime awareness events.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:-

  • You must be computer literate
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Experience of conveying technical matters to a non-technical audience
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and prioritisation of workload
  • Knowledge of the threats posed by cybercrime
  • Previous experience of working in a Cyber security environment or the holding of a relevant qualification would be advantageous
  • Experience of working in partnership with private industry and of media engagement and message delivery would be desirable

To find out more about the role we will be holding a Recruitment webinar on: Wednesday 3rd August at 11:00am.    To attend please contact, whereby invites will be sent accordingly. Please note that webinars will not be recorded.

If find out more about the SWROCU please email:-

Applicants will remain on their home force terms & conditions and move onto the relevant pay scale for the advertised position:-

  • A&S – Scale 6
  • D&C – Grade 7
  • Dorset – Grade F
  • Gloucestershire – Scale 6
  • Wiltshire – W9

This post is a subject to a higher security clearance at MV and SC – Management Vetting and Security Clearance Level.  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.

If you reach the assessment/ interview stage of a process and become a reserve applicant, we would like to retain your application. This will be pending further vacancies arising for the same role in a 12 month period. By giving your consent this does not prevent you from applying for any other opportunities

Interviews will include a presentation.

Does this sound like the role for you?  To apply click on the blue button below.

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

Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. For more information please see attached the blended working principles. All applicants must reside within the UK.

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    £27,432 - £29,331
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    Police Staff
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