Systems Audit Officer

C Division
Full Time

As we gear up for the new year, we are seeking motivated individuals who are ready to embark on their next career step, offering a fresh start and ample time to prepare for this exciting new chapter.

Three x Systems Audit Officers are required for Permanent, Full time opportunities paying £32,757.33 per annum with the British Transport Police (BTP) based in Cardiff.  

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 Systems Audit Officer with BTP you will conduct audits on the use of national systems or systems which hold elevated or privileged information. These include (but are not limited to) Police National Computer, Police National Database, National ANPR Service and Internet Intelligence and Investigation to ensure BTP’s compliance with PNC usage guidance, National PND Audit Standards, National Standards for Compliance and Audit of Law Enforcement ANPR (September 2020) and the Surveillance Code of Practice.

You will support the Systems Audit Team Leader to deliver a comprehensive audit programme for these systems, maintaining a high level of accuracy and integrity at all times and produce high quality written reports to highlight audit findings and recommendations for action.


As Systems Audit Officer you will be required to:

  • Conduct regular audits of the Police National Computer (PNC Managers), Police National Database, National ANPR Service and Internet Intelligence and Investigation ensuring users are complying with system rules, utilising the systems lawfully and proportionately and acting as an independent provision for the Force in relation to monitoring usage.
  • Carry out any other audit work as directed by the Systems Audit Team Leader to ensure that BTP complies with BTP policies, PNC usage guidance, National PND Audit Standards, National Standards for Compliance and Audit of Law Enforcement ANPR (September 2020) and the Surveillance Code of Practice.
  • Produce high quality written reports highlighting audit findings and recommendations for action required.
  • Apply knowledge of the systems and guidance to protect the integrity of the use of systems, reporting any
    erroneous use or other concerns to the Systems Audit Team Leader. 

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description. The successful Systems Audit Officers will be required to evidence the following:

  • Educated to A-Level and/or possess equivalent experience.
  • Experience of internal / external compliance auditing of systems and usage.
  • Experience of exercising judgement and interpreting complex national guidance and legislation (such as Computer Misuse Act 1990, Data Protection Act, National PND Audit Standards, National Standards for Compliance and Audit of Law Enforcement ANPR (September 2020) and the Surveillance Code of Practice).
  • Experience of making effective, risk-based decisions and documenting the rationale, specifically in relation to improper use of police systems, ensuring compliance with Computer Misuse Act 1990 and other specific system guidance.

Desirable criteria (Training can be provided once in post) : 

  • Must be able to hold or attain a recognised Audit Qualification (such as PND NSS Auditor course)
  • Trained in the use of police systems, specifically PNC and PND
  • Experience in working with Police information and computer systems.

If you are interested in applying to this Systems Audit Officer 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 of £32,757.33 per annum
  • Yearly base salary increments (subject to satisfactory performance in last PDR year)
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended working
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible agile working approach
  • 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. 

At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.

Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons who identify as LGBTQI+. We use positive action to encourage potential candidates from underrepresented groups through targeted workshops or advice sessions.  If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

For more information on Positive Action please click here or email the team on

If you want to ask us any awkward or ‘obvious’ questions, if you are you unsure whether your personal circumstances are suitable for a career as Police Staff but don’t know how to talk to us about it OR you have any questions about the application process, please email our friendly and helpful team where we will be happy to help you: If your question related to equality or diversity then you can also contact our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team directly at: To reassure you, anything you ask us will be in the strictest confidence and will not form part of your application.

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 5 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 GPP Police Staff Pension Scheme is administered by Royal London and this is a group personal pension plan which is available to all police staff. It’s a defined contribution scheme, offering employees the flexibility to vary their pension contributions from 4.4% to 12% of their salary. For more information, visit the Royal London dedicated pension page or email us at 

Please note if you are an existing member of Police Staff in the RPS your pension will not be affected.  

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 rating of 3 (performing) or a rating of U (no rating) must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.