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ROCU Cyber Protect Coordinator

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Job Title: ROCU Cyber Protect Coordinator
Grade: 6
Salary: £31,425- £37,134
Closing date: 7th December
 
 

MANAGEMENT VETTING / SECURITY CLEARANCE DESIGNATED POST

This opportunity is only open to serving police staff from West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Forces

The threat from Cyber Crime has been recognised as a priority at both regional and national levels, and work has been on-going for the last few years to create a structure capable of responding to this. Each of the Regional Organised Crime Units across the UK now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit, and this year increased investment has created further opportunities within these teams.

As part of the 4P’s strategy a network of dedicated Protect & Prevent Officers and staff has been established, and the increase in funding has created the opportunity for an additional staff member from within the West Midlands region to join this team as Regional Cyber Crime 3P Co Ordinator.

Working as part of the ROCU the post holders will help to deliver the following strategic objectives:

  • Support the NCA, ROCU and local forces in developing and delivering effective 3P strategies across the UK to protect the public and organisations from becoming victims of cyber crime.
  • Develop relationships creating opportunities for partners to work together, encouraging tailored responses, and identify and make use of existing programmes and relationships.
  • Create and implement effective external and internal communication strategies aimed at delivering 3 P messaging to the public and private sector, and our law enforcement partners.
  • Identify and assess those individuals and organisations that might be vulnerable to cyber criminals or cyber-attack within the West Midlands region.
  • Support the recording and submission of 3p activity within the performance framework (APMIS)

The post holder will also at times be expected to support the unit’s response to incidents working with victims to evaluate emerging threat and risk, and provide appropriate security and preparedness advice where necessary. Because of the nature of the role the post holder must therefore be willing to learn new skills, and have a keen interest in technology. Full training will be provided.

You will need to demonstrate skills and competencies in the following areas:

  • Ability to demonstrate creativity in policing, and build effective relationships with significant partners
  • Ability to negotiate and influence people and partners, often managing upwards to achieve common goals
  • Ability to operate under pressure, and identify and manage operational threat and risk
  • Drive, determination and self-motivation
  • Outstanding communication, report writing and interpersonal skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the CiSP (Cyber Information Sharing Platform) in the region and any collaborative groups to identify further opportunities to share emerging threats and trends to individual communities or the community at large.
  •  Play an active role within the national network of Cyber Crime Prevent and Protect Officers, attending national meetings, developing and cascading best practice.
  • Support the local forces in developing and delivering protect strategies across the region.
  • Provide protective security and preparedness advice to business (both large organisations and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)), academia, and law enforcement, in relation to the threat from cyber crime.
  • Develop relationships creating opportunities for partners to work together, encouraging tailored responses, and identify and make use of existing programmes and relationships.
  • Identify and assess those individuals and organisations that might be vulnerable to cyber criminals or cyber-attack within the West Midlands region.
  • Share best practice identified with partner agencies, commercial partners and professional contacts to minimise the risk of harm and thus ensure that future criminal opportunities are minimised and crime reduced.
  • Work closely with representatives of trade organisations and cyber security experts to ensure cyber security advice is incorporated in general crime prevention regimes.
  • Work with established programmes in national, regional and local areas, implementing effective external and internal communication strategies aimed at delivering protect and prevent messaging to the public and private sector and law enforcement partners.
  • Deliver appropriate awareness events to ensure effective, consistent and detailed information is made available to the appropriate communities.
  • Identify relevant support for other departments, ensuring all opportunities to reduce harm to the region from cyber crime are identified and exploited.
  • Develop and maintain specialised and up to date technical knowledge, keeping abreast of developments within the computer industry in order to counter emerging threats.
  • Ensure security and maintain the integrity of all systems and processes.
  • Conduct other associated tasks that are considered appropriate given the rapid changes in technology, and embrace any new working practices which are introduced to deal with those changes.
  • Support the recording and submission of 3p activity within the performance framework (APMIS)
  • The ROCU is currently based in Birmingham and the cyber crime unit has a regional, and at times national, responsibility to respond to cyber incidents. The post holder may be expected to support this response from a Protect and Prevent aspect, so could at times have to work unsociable hours at short notice and potentially travel within the UK and internationally.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential:

  • Ability to demonstrate creativity in policing, and build effective relationships with significant partners.
  • Can operate under pressure, and identify and manage operational threats and risks.
  • Possess excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Have excellent planning and organising skills in order to manage and lead initiatives within the region in support the ‘prevent’ strands of the Organised Crime Strategy.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the legislation regarding the Computer Misuse Act, as well as those offences associated with the commission of serious organised crime.
  • Ability to absorb technical information and relay to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to understand detailed technical procedures, projects and policies.

Skills

Essential:

  • Must possess integrity and professionalism at the highest standard.
  • Must be a dynamic motivated individual who seeks a challenging role in policing and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess a high level of flexibility in order to respond to new and dynamic information.
  • Must possess a good understanding of the benefits of accurate information and the ability to assess and utilise this knowledge to maximum effect in furtherance of Regional and National objectives.  A technical aptitude and the ability to learn new skills, being adaptable and open to change, embracing new ideas and ways of working.
  • Be able to negotiate at all levels to effectively manage requests for assistance and seek effective engagement with partners.
  • Be able to concentrate on high volumes of information and provide analysis and inference to inform decision making.

Desirable:

  • Experience of partnership working and relationship management within a law enforcement or private sector role
  • Experience related to the specialist field of computer investigation and cyber crime.
  • Knowledge of hacking, malware, database construction and network architecture.

Contact:

For more information or an informal chat please contact: DS Ed Trimbee, ed.trimbee@westmidlands.police.uk or DI Chris Brown, christopher.brown@westmidlands.police.uk

Vetting

Successful applicants will be required to pass Management Vetting and Security Clearance scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background & financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.

Medical
Appointment to this role will be dependent upon successfully medical checks, which may include a drugs test and if required a fitness test.

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview. 

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

Diversity and Inclusion Vision:  Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities"

Applicants from underrepresented groups should contact ROCU for additional information and support

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