Job title: DSU Handling Supervisor DS Grade: Sergeant Role code: EP80413 Status: Police Home Office code: Operational Limited Duties Category: C - Vrbl&Physl RA & fullshfts
Main purpose of the role:
Supervise / Manage a team providing Essex Police Special Branch with a high level of intelligence gathered from Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS).
Supervise the day to day activities of DSU officers and support staff including training, professional development & welfare matters.
Manage staff performance.
Manage overtime, duties, leave and associated budgets.
Supervise covert accounts / Vehicles and Communications.
Provide advice to Unit members and other officers on all aspects of Source handling.
Managing all CHIS gathered intelligence appropriately.
Make applications to senior officers concerning participation, intrusive surveillance and other covert techniques and brief senior officers on operational options and situation updates.
Oversee the Completion of CHIS risks assessments.- Ensuring all policy is adhered to.
Supervise the Identification of suitable subjects for recruitment as CHISs so as to target SyS and Force priorities.
Cultivate Sources using forms of covert policing when required.
Maintain an up-to-date awareness of trends and intelligence.
Attend meetings when necessary giving appropriate briefings to operational teams and senior officers.
Supervise reports ensuring that they are of a high standard in order that the integrity of the unit is maintained.
Give evidence at Court when necessary.
Maintain contact with departments/agencies both internal and external to the organisation to ensure that there is an effective system to aid problem solving and decision making and to negotiate for, and acquire specialist help when necessary.
Perform role of Pegasus admin user and CAB.
Undertakes such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time.
If performing role as controller then in addition to above:
Manage the DSU undertaking the control and management of all CHIS and CHIS related intelligence.
Manage high risk CHIS in association with the Authorising Officer.
Attend meetings with CHIS in order to carry out periodic welfare / integrity checks and to make payment for sums in excess of 500 GBP.
Responsibility for managing covert accounts / Vehicles and Communications and maintaining audits.
Identify necessary resources and ensure those allocated to the SB DSU are managed effectively and efficiently.
Attend operational or strategic meeting in order to represent the DSU.
Provide advice and expertise to all Essex SB officers with regard to CHIS matters.
Acts as primary liaison officer with Security Service partners in the CHIS arena.
To undertake any other duties as directed by the Authorising Officer or line manager.
Updated April 2013
Management Vetting required.
Duties are normally 9.00 5.00, but there is a need to be flexible to meet divisional needs, hours can be changed at short notice.
Officer will be subject to SC Vetting (DV if performing role of controller).
Officers are based at Units across Essex, but work throughout the County, according to operational requirements.
Officers will be required to carry a mobile phone to provide means of contact, plain clothes will be worn, and will be expected to carry out on call duties (controller or handler) for which an allowance will be paid.
Undertake Level 3/4 CHIS training.
Undertake Security Service conversion course. (Undertake Controllers Source Management course).
Essential - Experience of dealing with disclosure of sensitive material.
The post holder will need to be aware of any Relevant Law, Legislation and Acts.
This post is deemed to be a designated post.
Vetting clearance is a pre-requisite of employment in designated posts and the post holder will be subject to management vetting assessment every 7 years. National security vetting clearances are reviewed every 10 years.
Analyse critically (level 2)
I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (level 2)
I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.
Deliver, support and inspire (level 2)
I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.
Emotionally aware (level 2)
I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.
Innovative and open-minded (level 2)
I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.
Take ownership (level 2)
I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public service (accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
National Occupational Standards:
CB3 Conduct intelligence driven briefing, tasking and debriefing.
CC7 Prepare for, monitor and maintain, law enforcement operations.
CD101 Supervise the response to critical incidents.
CI105 Supervise investigations and investigators.
GC202 Identify and implement interventions to maintain the safety and security of offenders at risk of harm.