GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE
POST TITLE: Surveillance Monitor
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION/BRANCH: North West Counter Terrorism Unit
SECTION/UNIT: Counter Terrorism Police Operations Room (CTPOR)
RESPONSIBLE TO: CTPOR Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: N/A
AIM OF JOB: To provide ‘real-time’ support within the CTPOR
during surveillance, undercover and technical
To staff technical observation posts and complete
surveillance logs where necessary.
To assist in the process of gathering and
disseminating intelligence/evidence obtained during
covert counter terrorism operations.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support covert counter terrorism operations within the Counter Terrorism Police Operations
Room by providing a timely two-way conduit of information/intelligence between surveillance
team and the CTPOR.
Conduct static observations from technical observation posts in support of surveillance
Complete/assist in completion of a surveillance log where necessary during surveillance
operations. If necessary attend nationally accredited log-keeping course.
Utilise computer packages following appropriate training.
Support covert assets and technical deployments in counter terrorism operations within the
CTPOR in line with duties undertaken as surveillance monitor.
Where necessary assist CTPOR staff in developing intelligence in support of surveillance
Assist in maintenance of surveillance subject profiles/briefing packages.
Accurately document all actions, information, intelligence and evidence and retain such
material in accordance with the Government Protective Marking Scheme and The Criminal
Procedure and Investigations Act 1996.
Undertake the role of principal decision maker within the CTPOR environment.
Support national mobilisation requests for CTPOR resources
Provide cover for the Intelligence Development Officer within the CTPOR
Ensure compliance with statutory requirements in relation to information management
including the Data Protection Act 1998, The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Code
of Practice on Management of Police Information 2005, as appropriate.
Comply with requirements of GMP’s policies on drug and alcohol testing requirements in
respect of specific posts/roles as outlined on Force Intranet.
Be responsible for improving your performance by participating in the Performance Appraisal
process with your manager.
Promote and comply with GMP’s policies on equal opportunities and health and safety, both
in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.
Carry out such other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and grading
of the post
This job description records the principal responsibilities of the job at the date shown. The job
description will be updated from time to time in conjunction with the post holders to reflect
The terms and conditions of the post are currently under review and may be subject to change.
POST TITLE: Surveillance Monitor
LOCATION: NWCTU Counter Terrorism Police
BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES TO UNDERTAKE THE ROLE
Effective communication (C)
Speaks clearly and concisely, and does not use jargon. Writes in plain English and uses
correct grammar. Listens carefully to understand.
Community and customer focus (C)
Provides a high level of service to customers. Maintains contact with customers, works out
what they need and responds to them. Is aware of issues of diversity, understands and is
sensitive to cultural and racial differences.
Planning and organising (C)
Plans and carries out activities in an orderly and well-structured way. Prioritises tasks, uses
time in the best possible way, and works within appropriate policy and procedures.
Personal responsibility (B)
Takes personal responsibility for own actions and for sorting out issues or problems that
arise. Is focused on achieving results to required standards and developing skills and
Problem solving (C)
Gathers enough relevant information to understand specific issues and events. Uses
information to identify problems and draw logical conclusions. Makes good decisions.
Respect for diversity (A)
Understands other people’s views and takes them into account. Is tactful and diplomatic
when dealing with people, treating them with dignity and respect at all times. Understands
and is sensitive to social, cultural and racial differences
Team working (C)
Works effectively as a team member and helps build relationships within it. Actively helps
and supports others to achieve team goals.
Explanation of competency levels:
(A), (B), (C) indicates the level of competency taken from the National Competency
All behavioural competencies will be discussed in the Performance Appraisal.
SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Uses legal knowledge to good operational Knowledge of other specialist departments
effect. and how they operate*
Effectively applies a wide range of Force Understanding of Public Interest Immunity
operational procedures and preserves Issues (PII)
integrity of evidence.
Understanding of the management and use
Understands policing within the wider of Covert Human Intelligence Sources
context of social issues. (CHIS)
Knowledge of the legal issues affecting Awareness of current surveillance
surveillance. techniques and strategies.
Able to disseminate information concisely
both verbally and in writing.
Willing to learn to use computer software to
assist in the role.
TRAINING /EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Be willing to undertake a level 2 surveillance Level 1 surveillance trained
Level 2 Surveillance trained*
Proficient in use of existing NWCTU
research databases including PNC, OPUS,
Clue or willingness to undertake such
training as required.
Experience of liaising with the legal
profession regarding complex issues.
Has achieved a good attendance record.
This is a designated post under the Force
Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore
attract an enhanced level of vetting.
Full UK driving licence and access to a
vehicle for business purposes.
A shift pattern will apply however there will
be a requirement for flexibility of working
hours subject to operational demands.
On occasion you may be required to work
outside of the Force area.
All the essential criteria above will be discussed in the Performance Appraisal. The desirable
criteria marked with an asterisk will be desirable at the selection stage, but will become
essential once in post and will be discussed in the Performance Appraisal.
Please note that we will consider making reasonable adjustments to the above, in line with the
Disability Discrimination Act.