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Border Policing – Luton Airport – Police Officer – Counter Terrorism Policing Eastern

Contract type – Police Officer (Internal & ERSOU Recruitment)

Rank – Constable

Hours – 40


Information About The Role


ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777. We also recognise the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. Where possible we will also consider flexible working requests.


Applications are invited from Constables (who have had their probation confirmed) for vacancies at Luton Airport. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Counter Terrorism Border Policing team within the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) CT Policing command. ERSOU Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The normal place of duty for this post will be Luton Airport. Successful applicants will be seconded to Bedfordshire for command and control purposes and thus may be deployed regionally. The shift pattern is available on request.

The role focusses on identifying passengers coming through the UK Border who may pose a National Security risk. Officers provide border policing services and gather intelligence relating to Counter Terrorism, Left-Wing, Anarchist and Single-Issue Terrorism (LASIT) and other associated ERSOU-CTP matters across the Eastern region.

The position requires engagement with partner agencies at the airport, foreign law enforcement bodies as well as engaging with passengers through operational deployment within the airport. This includes the terminal both airside and landside and travelling between the two Fixed Based operator terminals (private jets).

CT Policing Borders is a 24/7 operation. There will also be a pool for vacancies that may arise in the future


Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) or Development Vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

This post is designated a ‘reserved post’ under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is open only to UK Nationals. Anyone holding dual nationality can make an application but may be required to relinquish non-British nationality if successful (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with CTP. When applying please click Yes to the British Nationality Question in order to progress to the next step of the application process. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time.

If you’re already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn’t a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn’t a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.


    • Respond to alerts and gather intelligence as directed by supervisor.
    • Make proportionate and justified use of Schedule 7 of TACT policing power. Provide written reports after examination in accordance with established principles and submit within national timescales.
    • Maintain competence in the practice of downloading digital media devices using provided equipment.
    • Ensure compliance with the National Standards of Intelligence Management (NSIM). To include recognition of the Fixed Intelligence Management Unit (FIMU) responsibility in respect of all new intelligence received and personal responsibility in respect of all new intelligence received.
    • Conduct intelligence driven briefing, tasking and debriefing appropriate to the duties being performed and in accordance with organisational policy.
    • Promote equality, diversity and Human Rights in working practices by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and contributing to developing equality of opportunity in working practices.
    • Ensure that you show a duty of care and take appropriate action to comply with Health and Safety requirements at all times.

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