CBRN - Testing & Exercising Officer - PC | Counter Terrorism Policing

CBRN – Testing & Exercising Officer – PC

Contract type – Full Time – Secondment

Location – CBRN – Ryton, Coventry

Rank – PC

The role

As part of a small multi-agency team, you will work across the four thematic teams of: Training, Capabilities, Operations and Performance & Development to support, strengthen and assure the police response to CBRN Terrorism.

You’ll be involved in taking forward a national CBRN programme on behalf of the Homeland Security, specifically the UK Capability Exercise (CAPEX) in 2022 whilst also supporting European CBRN projects.

The national nature of the work and engagement with senior leaders offers significant development opportunities as well as presenting the opportunity to travel extensively across the UK to identify good practice, access capability, deliver events, support CBRN capability building and exercises at the operational, tactical and strategic level.

Up to date knowledge and experience of operational/contingency planning and the development of guidance, plans and processes is required

You will be an excellent communicator to all audiences, sound decision maker with a flexible approach who takes personal responsibility for making things happen and achieving results.


  • Developing robust CBRN UK Emergency Service testing, exercising and assurance, ensuring improved and efficient planning, delivery and review processes.
  • Providing support to the UK Regions and Forces from NCBRNC  in relation to CBRN testing and exercising.
  • Supporting international projects.
  • Maintaining, developing and enhancing relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring that lessons learned are disseminated and built into training products, doctrine and operational processes.
  • Assisting NCBRNC Training team in facilitating and delivering exercises.
  • Reviewing and examining opportunities for better organisational learning processes.
  • Assisting in the further development of the Organisational Learning System (OLS) to enhance reporting of CBRN operational, training and T&E lessons.
  • Being part of an on call cadre which provides 24/7 advice and support to the UK Police Service in relation to suspected CBRN incidents.
  • Holding a valid UK driving licence as you’ll be required to visit various locations across the UK.

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