Designing Out Crime Officer

B Division, FHQ
Crime Management
Part Time
18.5 = 0.50

Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO) is required for a Permanent, Part-time role paying £30,614.33 (Pro-rata salary £15,307.17) per annum, with the British Transport Police (BTP) based at FHQ with a requirement to travel for Site Visits, primarily along the Greater Anglia route.

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 Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO) with BTP you will support the British Transport Police (BTP) strategy by delivering a designing out crime service to reduce crime occurring on the railway, to reduce disruption to the railway network and to increase passenger confidence across the transport network.


As a Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO) you will be required to:

  • Where appropriate, liaise with Network Rail (NR), Train Operating Companies (TOCs), Government agencies such as the Department for Transport (DfT), London Underground Ltd (LUL), Transport for London (TfL), statutory and public bodies and their planners, developers, architects, surveyors and engineers to provide specialist advice, guidance and promote the provision of crime reduction and prevention measures within designs for buildings and other environmental developments
  • Proactively support and promote the development and implementation of crime reduction activities across the railway network
  • Carry out a site visit following every fatality or serious injury on the railway and make recommendations aimed at preventing future loss of life and injuries at the same location
  • Research and prepare detailed reports and supporting media where appropriate, including surveys, briefing papers, meeting minutes and other responses to requests for information or advice from internal and external stakeholders or customers.
  • Assess and accredit rail operators under the Secure Stations Scheme (DfT) and Safer Car Park Scheme (BPA).


Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description. The successful Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO) will be required to evidence the following:

  • Have completed or are willing to undertake Level 5 Diploma in Designing Out Crime.
  • Proven ability to negotiate, influence and develop strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver persuasive presentations to varied technical, professional and non-technical audiences
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

If you are interested in applying to this Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO) 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 £30,614.33 (Pro-rata salary £15,307.17) per annum
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • Flexible agile working approach
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • 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+. If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

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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 June 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.