1. Overview

Salary: £26,037 to £28,936 plus £3,216 location allowance. You will receive £26,037 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £28,936 will be via incremental progression.

Recruitment code: WCN789

Location: Lambeth

Closing date: 23:55pm, 18 December 2017

Be the key to covert operations

Want to be part of the Met's counter terrorism efforts? Ready for a unique and interesting role? Join us as a RIPA Compliance Officer and help ensure that our covert operations remain within the law.

To combat today's terrorists, we need to carry out all kinds of covert activities – but there are strict regulations we need to observe including the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). You'll be part of a team that manages the legal aspects of our Counter Terrorism (SO15) unit's work, responsible for advising officers who are making RIPA applications and explaining the requirements. When an application is submitted, you'll provide quality assurance to ensure it meets all set guidelines. You'll also be in close contact within the wider Counter Terrorism network, making sure our efforts are co-ordinated with broader policing. It's your chance to help us combat the terrorist threat – and keep Londoners safe from harm.

Rest assured that we'll provide full training and help you develop through further courses. However, you need to bring excellent IT skills including Excel. We're also looking for the communication skills to explain legal concepts plus a great teamwork ethic. If you've got the skills we're looking for, fantastic – but you will need to pass security clearance in order to be considered.

Vetting and STRAP
This post will require you to hold National Security Vetting (NSV) at either Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV).

The post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) before taking up the post. Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Period of posting is a minimum of two (2) years.