CCTV Operator

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CCTV Operator
Contract / Temporary

Thames Valley BL TCL 359944

Posted: 26th September 2023 12:07
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.73 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary CCTV Operator   

Reference no: Thames Valley BL TCL 359944   

Pay Rate: £14.73 per hour PAYE   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 5 months  

City: READING   

NPPV Level 2 Vetting 

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure. 

The purpose of this role is to monitor multiple cameras in a number of locations to provide information to operational police officers and in any case to help reduce crime. A CCTV Operator will Monitor and operate CCTV equipment including cameras, radios and ancillary equipment making appropriate pro-active and reactive responses to assist with the detection of crime, antisocial behaviour and to support the reduction of crime, disorder and the fear of crime. 

A CCTV Operator must possess excellent communication and listening skills to gain trust with internal / external customers at all levels 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Operate all CCTV equipment, radios, and ancillary equipment to provide pro-active and reactive monitoring of CCTV cameras to assist with the detection of crime, antisocial behaviour and to support the reduction of crime, disorder and the fear of crime. 
  • Maintain a close liaison with the Control Rooms, police personnel and CCTV partners in relation to any incidents.  
  • Use police databases and computer systems to gather, monitor, record and communicate information to appropriate police personnel.  
  • Monitor, operate and communicate using all forms of equipment. 
  • Supply extracts from CCTV recordings to support the front line and maintain records in compliance with MOPI, CCTV Codes of Practice and TVP policies and procedures 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

NPPV Level 2 Clearance 



  • Good standard of education including excellent numeracy and literacy skills 
  • Willing to work towards or current and up to date Highfield level 2 award for working as a CCTV Operator (public space surveillance) within the private Security Industry SIA licence. (Training will be provided) 



  • Relevant knowledge of the local area (desirable) 



  • Recent experience of working within a team environment and relevant experience of working alone and setting own priorities. 
  • Recent experience using Windows IT systems (Word, Excel and Outlook) 
  • Previous experience of using CCTV equipment and using radio communication equipment. (desirable) 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Proven interpersonal and communicating skills including a clear and concise telephone manner and the ability to communicate at all levels 
  • Proven ability to concentrate for long periods of time and have excellent observational skills. 
  • Must have good attention to detail and ability to multi task when required. 



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Job Ref: Thames Valley BL TCL 359944
CCTV Operator
Client Category: Local Authority

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CCTV Operator
Client Category: Local Authority

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