OMU Operative

B Division
Central Justice Unit
Full Time
Up to £27,174.00

An Occurrence Management Unit (OMU) Operative is required for a Permanent Contract role paying up to £27,174.00 plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum with British Transport Police (BTP) based in Albany House, London. This role is for London- based only.

This role offers a blended working approach, after training the role will offer 3 days home working and 2 days in the office. 

BTP is the national police force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As Occurrence Management Unit (OMU) Operative with BTP you will evaluate recorded crime in accordance with the Home Office Counting Rules (HOCR) and National Crime Recording Standards (NCRS) to ensure that where a crime has been committed the occurrence on Niche and PNC are updated with the appropriate outcome and disposal for all offences involved.

Ensure all data held on Niche in regard to each occurrence is completed to a satisfactory standard in relation to information subject to Home Office Returns and arrest record/disposal updates.

To support the Force in the management of data quality in relation to Home Office data returns and provide assurance in relation to Non-Crime Occurrences.

As Occurrence Management Unit (OMU) Operative you will be required to:

  • Review all crime and apply the relevant Recorded Crime Outcome in accordance with Home Office Policy, quality assuring reports to ensure they are completed to a satisfactory standard in relation to information subject to Home Office Returns and arrest record/disposal updates.
  • Process External Arrest Report (EAR), Standalone and Custody Arrest Report (CAR) tasks received from officers, ensuring information held on Niche is correct and correlates with the appropriate case file documentation, linking occurrences and returning tasks where required for further information and updating PNC with the relevant disposal for each offence.
  • To ensure the Police National Computer (PNC) and Force Systems (NICHE) comply with the requirements of the Data Protection act and to keep systems updated with any relevant information obtained.

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.

The successful Occurrence Management Unit (OMU) Operative will be required to evidence the following skills:

  • Evidence of having worked successfully in a busy office environment
  • Experience in exercising diplomacy, tact and discretion in management sensitive and confidential matters
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own workload with minimal supervision

If you are interested in applying to this Occurrence Management Unit (OMU) Operative role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Salary up to £27,174.00 plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
  • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
  • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships 
  • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
  • Pension scheme


BTP is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035.


We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 Years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

BTP has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is October 2023. If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team –

Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum indicator of 3 / developing' or' 'Indicator 5 / no rating must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.

This opportunity is closed to applications.