Maintenance Operative (NERSOU) - JRN 30371

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
Closing Date


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Please note: This advertisement will be advertised from Wednesday 7th June 2022 until Wednesday 29th June 2022.



The North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) is one of nine Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCU’s) in England and Wales who lead the regional response to tackling serious and organised crime whilst supporting local and national delivery.


The ROCU network continues to expand and Home Office funding through police officer uplift and increased police staff capacity presents exciting opportunities to further enhance service delivery and positively impact on our partners and the public.


The Home Office Serious and Organised Crime Strategy defines ROCU’s as leading the regional fight against Serious and Organised Crime and NERSOU have a critical role in leading, connecting and co-ordinating delivery across our region in all four P’s of the strategy;


                Pursue – prosecuting and disrupting people engaged in serious and organised criminality.

                Prevent – preventing people from engaging in serious and organised criminality.

                Protect – increasing protection against organised crime.

                Prepare – reducing the impact of serious and organised crime where it takes place.


NERSOU comprises of specialist teams delivering across intelligence, operations, investigations, cyber, technical and digital capabilities.


Every role at NERSOU contributes to making the North East a better place to live, work and visit.


Are you  self-motivated, dynamic and looking for a new challenge? Ever wondered what it’s like working behind the scenes of a busy police force? We’ve got the perfect opportunity for you to join our business services team as a Driver/Maintenance Officer.


This is a diverse role where you’ll be providing support and development to your team who will be responsible for all maintenance and administrative duties in our building. We can guarantee that no two days will be the same – you’ll face new challenges, work with colleagues with all levels of experience and generally – expect the unexpected!


This role is crucial in ensuring our busy regional team can operate smoothly and your team will be instrumental in supporting Police Officers/Staff on a day-to-day basis. One day you could be ensuring our fleet vehicles are ready for operational duty and the next you could be completing office moves. Most importantly, you’ll be delivering a fantastic service to a wide variety of stakeholders.


What will I be doing?


·          Maintaining the building and exterior areas to ensure that staff and visitors using the building are provided a safe and functional environment

·          Carrying out basic repairs and maintenance throughout the building and on vehicles

·          Undertake office moves and transfers to ensure staff have the correct equipment and supplies

·          Support and work alongside external contractors

·          Report faults within building to ensure these are completed in realistic timescales

·          Undertake driving duties as and when required


What essential skills will I need?


·          You’ll need to have excellent planning and organisational skills to ensure a high quality of service to our customers. 

·          An understanding of health and safety.

·          Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to a variety of stakeholders.

·          The confidence to manage expectations of numerous stakeholders.




This is a varied role where you’ll also provide support all staff across NERSOU. You’ll need to be flexible in your approach and able to manage a variety of people in different roles. You’ll also need a valid UK driving licence to travel between sites when required.


For more information please see the role definition: Maintenance Operative NERSOU.pdf                                                                                                 


Vetting level: Management Vetting (MV), Security Clearance (SC)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.

 Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition team.


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact;


Sharon Sybenga at


Talent Acquisition Team by email at


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


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For further details of this opportunity, please contact providing your contact details.


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone