Criminal Enforcement Officers - Cybercrime

Reference: 348596136

Date Posted: 7 Oct 2022

Location: UK


Salary: £29,752 (National)/£33,502 (London) per annum plus benefits

Location: Home Working

Contract: Permanent/Full-time

We currently have an exciting opportunity for 2 Criminal Enforcement Officers – Cybercrime to join our Enforcement team in the Safety and Surveillance group.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.

The Criminal Enforcement Unit (CEU) is a dedicated law enforcement function within the MHRA, leading interventions to tackle the most serious criminal threats to the public from the illegal sale and supply of medicines and medical devices.

This is an omnicompetent role. You could be involved in a variety of activities, including tackling cybercrime, investigation, covert operations, intelligence collection, or delivering innovative interventions to criminal threat

Job description

We are currently looking to fill a vacancy and are especially keen to hear from candidates with significant experience in combatting cyber-threats.

The MHRA conducts work to identify, tackle and where appropriate prosecute those responsible for criminal offending. Our activities are generated through an intelligence-led approach, focusing on the key threats to the UK and managing risk to patients.

Desirable criteria

It is desirable, but not essential, for candidates to have significant recent experience in:

  • Understanding of the cyber landscape and emerging criminal methods
  • Appropriate skills to collect data, understand threats and deliver innovative cybercrime reductions
  • Experience in delivering technical solutions to online criminality
  • Practical knowledge of internet investigations


We will assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We will assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation such as Computer Misuse Act, National Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence, and the Data Protection Act.
  • Knowledge of network investigation and evidence handling.
  • Knowledge of investigation techniques to determine cyber-threats.
  • Ability to deliver penetrating reports that articulate complex matters clearly and concisely in a way that aids comprehension.

This is a full-time home working role on a permanent basis with the potential of working from one of our London sites – Canary Wharf London E14 4PU / Potters Bar London EN6 3QG. This post will require some occasional travel within the UK. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas.

If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification! 

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