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Detective Inspector Transferees - Dedicated Source Unit Controller

C Division
Wales and Western AHQ
Detective Inspector (DI)
Full Time

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.

The Dedicated Source Unit (DSU) Controller is responsible for supervising day-to-day activities of the DSU, particularly in direct line management of the Deputy Controller and BTP’s Source Handlers, as well as controlling Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) and any intelligence gathered in accordance with the National Intelligence Model.

The Controller will also make recommendations on suitable targets in accordance with departmental priorities and policies, and supervise and direct the activities of the department to respond as directed in line with those priorities.

This is an outbased role serving Wales and West Midlands. Please download the role profile below for more details

Initial Eligibility Criteria

Before 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 substantive in the rank of Inspector, or above
  • Candidates must be a trained Controller by a College of Policing approved course 
  • Candidates must currently be serving in a Home Office force, or have served in a Home Office force within the previous two years
  • Candidates who have a current unsatisfactory performance review and/or a performance action plan in place may be rejected during the initial eligibility screening process
  • Candidates must have no current findings of guilt in respect of any disciplinary actions or complaints
  • All mandatory training must be up to date

You will not be eligible to transfer to BTP if you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands and penalty notices (other than some driving penalty notices). 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.

How to Apply

Please submit an online application form along with a copy of your most recent completed PDR and your sickness record for the previous three years. Candidates who have not submitted this documentation with their application will not be considered.

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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.