Experienced Police or Detective Constable - Dedicated Source Unit Handler

C Division
Bradford, Darlington, Doncaster, Grimsby, Hull, Leeds, Middlesborough, Newcastle, Sheffield, Sunderland, York, Carlisle, Chester, Crewe, Lancaster, Manchester Piccadilly, Preston, Southport, Stoke, Wigan, Liverpool Central
Full Time

British Transport Police (BTP) police and protect 10,000 miles of track and 3,000 railway stations every day – a network that is at the heart of Britain’s community, commerce and industry. Join us and you’ll be providing specialist policing to a unique community in a unique environment, dealing with rewarding challenges that you won’t find in any other Force.

We are seeking an experienced Dedicated Source Unit Handler in the rank of Constable to work within BTP's Dedicated Source Unit located in the Pennines region that covers the North of England. Due to the area covered, the post can be located flexibly within the Pennines area and locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis on application.

The CHIS Handler assists in the recruitment and handling of sources related to crimes linked to the Force Control Strategy ensuring all relevant information is legally and ethically gathered and appropriately recorded on Force systems. The successful candidate will also prepare detailed risk assessments and be able to action the control measures around these risk assessments. They must be able to maintain awareness around current intelligence trends and offer advice and guidance to other Police Officers and staff in relation to good practice.

Please download the role profile and candidate’s information pack below for more details

Initial Eligibility Criteria

Before the BTP progresses your application, consideration will be given to a number of initial eligibility criteria. Therefore, please consider the following before completing an application:

  • Candidates must be (or have been) substantive in the rank of Constable, or above.
  • Those applying on a transferee basis must currently be serving in a police force and be substantive in the rank of Constable, having completed the full probationary service.
  • Those applying to re-join service must have previously served as a member of a police force, having satisfactorily completed the period of probationary service in the rank of constable and resigned or retired from that force.
  • Candidates must be qualified as an advanced handler (L3).
  • Candidates must have experience working as a source handler.

You will not be eligible to apply if you have an existing CCJ or IVA outstanding against you. Applicants who have been registered bankrupt will not be considered. Failure to disclose any of the above will lead to your application being rejected.

Applicants with a criminal record will be reviewed on a case by case basis, but may be rejected from the process dependent on the date and nature of the conviction. You are encouraged to email recruitmentteam@btp.pnn.police.uk if you have any queries on previous convictions.

How to Apply

Please submit an online application form by clicking the Apply button, below.

Please be advised that we do not accept CV’s or prospective applications for areas not listed. All applications will be subject to a paper sift in line with the required competencies and criteria for the role.