ROCU Surveillance Motorcyclist - 2 years fixed term contract

190000HH Requisition #

ROCU Surveillance Motorcyclist



25           £28,353                

26           £29,289                

27           £30,195 


Basic Pay - Police Staff Motorcyclists to be paid at non-Wide banding pay scale with salary range of £28,353 - £30,195 reflective of PSC SO1 (SCP 25 – SCP 27)


Shift Pattern* – Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:00 (sat & sun rest day)


*alternating start/finish times does not attract shift allowance or unsocial hour’s payment


Remuneration for short-change - with less than five days’ notice (of span of 4 hours between 6am x10am) at least once week at basic salary rate with maximum of 7.3 hrs. (20% additional payment)


Standby / On-call – Based on £29.17 standby rate for 73 days per year (working 7 periods of standby for every 5 weeks) Overtime for call out on Mon–Fri (19:00 – 07:00) or rest day to be paid at time and half, to be claimed on occasion. 




Flexible Duty Allowance (20%)


(total per annum)

Total Remuneration


















Closing Date:  20th December 2019


About the role:


Under the direction of the Regional Tasking and Co-ordination Group, provide specialist motorcycle surveillance support to operations undertaken into Serious and Organised Crime that affect the communities of the West Midlands Region and Nationally. 


Main Responsibilities:

  • Undertake surveillance duties by way of physical and technical observations which could be static, foot, mobile or technical observations in line with the Regulation Of Investigatory Powers act 2000 and Police Act.
  • Supply mobile surveillance support to operations by use of both motor cycle and cars.
  • Deliver to service user’s evidence, intelligence or other information of subjects in line with legislation and policy.
  • Undertake administrative duties to support tasking and co-ordination for the effective deployment of surveillance resources.
  • Provide statements of evidence in support of the criminal prosecution of subjects.
  • To manage operational surveillance product effectively within legislative guidelines.
  • Provide out of hours cover through the regional surveillance on call rota. Surveillance teams provide on call facility 24/7 365 days of the year and candidate is required to complete a commitment to this rota.
  • Identify and manage operational risks and undertake dynamic risk assessments.
  • Plan and prepare briefings.
  • Prepare and drive police vehicles safely in line with Force Policy and departmental operating procedures.
  • Undertake training as directed by the Surveillance Manager in legislation, log keeping, and general surveillance field craft in order to maintain skill level.
  • Participate in surveillance training courses as directed by the department to improve techniques and effectiveness.
  • Be conversant with all items of technical equipment necessary to undertake surveillance, maintain knowledge and to keep abreast to current technological developments              
  • Be able to make use of cameras and other equipment to supply imagery for use for intelligence and evidence.
  • Strive and achieve best value in the work undertaken and where possible develop and maintain best practice.
  • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of Serious and Organised Crime and Terrorism landscape in order to ensure up to date awareness of both issues locally and globally that impact on our area of business.
  • Undertake the role with professionalism, integrity and empathy.

Customer service and Representation:


  • To present a positive image and service to both internal and external customers. 
  • Individuals are required to effectively engage with internal and external customers at all levels, in order to provide a high quality standard of service.
  • Maintain confidentiality in relation to data protection issues and management of police Information (MOPI) standards. 

In addition, the post holder must be prepared to undertake such additional duties which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity, change the general character or level of responsibility of the post. 




  • Must hold a Police Advanced Driver’s certificate AND Police Advanced Motorcycle certificate
  • Must hold a Q1 Surveillance Certificate/National Core Skills or equivalent
  • Must have successfully completed a Q2 Motorcycle Surveillance Course or equivalent      



  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications               

Personal Qualities:


  • Previous experience of dealing with matters of a confidential nature
  • Experience of obtaining evidence and intelligence
  • Experience of using photographic and technical equipment
  • Experience of preparing case files / report writing
  • Experience of developing effective working relationships to work together for a common outcome
West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

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 Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

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