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NWCU Investigative Support Officer - HC63072

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Job Title: NWCU Investigative Support Officer - HC63072

Salary Range: Scale 6, £26,865 - £28,725 Per Annum

Work Location: Stirling, Scotland or home based

Hours: 37.00 Hours Per Week Monday – Friday with flexible hours

Contact Type: Temporary (for 12 months, with the view to become permanent)  

Closing date:  Sunday 9th May 2021 at 23:59 Hours


About NWCU

The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is a national police unit, hosted by Hampshire Constabulary but based in Stirling, Scotland. We work on behalf of all forces to assist in the prevention and detection of wildlife crime and reducing the harm posed by organised crime.

The NWCU has three main strategic work-streams. The first is to collate, develop and disseminate intelligence within the UK and internationally in relation to wildlife crime. The second work-stream is to produce analytical products relating to emerging trends, identifying threat, harm and risk, and shining the operational spotlight on organised criminality. The third work-stream is to provide investigative support to police forces and partners, by supporting forces to pursue offenders and to protect the UK’s wildlife and endangered species.


The three work streams support the three operational objectives:

  • UK Priority Delivery Groups
  • UK wide specialist Policing operations
  • International Wildlife crime Policing


The successful applicant will support the team in providing investigative support to police forces and partners and supporting forces to pursue offenders.


The role of Investigative Support Officer (ISO) will entail taking responsibility for supporting wildlife crime officers on the front line and enhancing the service they give. As an ISO you will impart your specialist knowledge around complexed areas of wildlife crime and support investigations varying around:

  • UK based priorities
  • National operations
  • International wildlife crime policing
  • As well as identifying and supporting emerging trends within our area of business.


ISO’s will support our operational objectives by gathering and submitting intelligence to support our strategic work streams and will be tasked to bridge intelligence gaps. 


ISO’s build and maintain effective and productive partnership relations that work towards achieving the NPCC strategy.


ISO’s will bring the services of the unit into the local policing arena. They will upskill and raise the knowledge of WCO’s across the UK and promote the work of the PDGs and raise awareness of the operational tool kits available to assist investigations.


ISO’s will influence investigations by providing specialist knowledge on wildlife crime. Assist in the planning and conducting of searches and enforcement, and also being prepared to assist Police and enforcement agencies with interviews, case file preparation and giving evidence at court.


Candidates should note that this role requires regular travel which may involve overnight stays. The role holder must be able to meet travel requirements so therefore possess a valid passport for travel outside of the UK and have access to a reliable system of transport where required. A valid driving licence is also required.

The post holder may need to work occasional unsocial hours to respond to operational demands.


What’s on offer?


You will have access to a wide benefits package as a member of Hampshire Constabulary police staff, including generous holiday allowances (24 days + bank holidays upon appointment with an increase after 5 years' service), flexible working opportunities, family friendly policies, pension scheme (Local Government Pensions Scheme) and employee wellbeing/support.


Application and interview


If you’ve never completed a competency-based application or interview before, make sure you read each competency or value in detail, research the STAR (situation, task, action, result) format and use it when giving evidence.


We are Emotionally Aware Level 1

We are collaborative Level 1

We Deliver, Support and Inspire Level 2

We Analyse Critically Level 2


Candidate Guidance For Completing Application Forms

For more essential information on the role please see the job profile


Contact details for an informal discussion

The ACRO HR Team can be contacted by email at acro.personnel@hampshire.pnn.police.uk or by phone on 01489 569843.


The line manager (Chief Inspector Kevin Kelly) can be contacted via email: kevin.kelly@nwcu.pnn.police.uk

Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.


Hampshire Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.


The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting: positive.action@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


The Disability Confident campaign aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. We will accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments where possible throughout our recruitment and promotions processes and encourage anyone requiring reasonable adjustments to disclose this at the earliest opportunity.

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