CTP NW - Prevent -Transfer / Secondment -PC | Counter Terrorism Policing

CTP NW – Prevent -Transfer / Secondment -PC

Number of Posts – 1


Branch/Division – Counter Terrorism Policing North West

Location – Force Headquarters – Central Park Complex

Rank – Police Constable

Leadership Level – Unknown

Contract Type – Permanent

Hours – 40 per week

Hours – Full time

Advertised Salary – N/A

Shift Allowances /Enhancements/ Additional Info

Enhanced Vetting Required

DNA Elimination Required


Established in April 2007, CTPNW exists as one of five Counter Terrorism Units (CTU’s) within a National Counter Terrorism Policing (NCTP) framework, designed to strengthen the UK’s response to the threat from terrorism.

In April 2018, the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) was rebranded to Counter Terrorism Police North West (CTPNW), reflecting a collaborative restructure in operations. This follows a review undertaken in 2015 of how the Force Special Branches operate, as a result, changes have been actioned to streamline processes across the NW region to ensure they are consistent, maximise opportunities and deliver unified working.

The CTPNW manages and coordinates the operational counter terrorism response on behalf of the 5 North West forces: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. It also offers CT assistance and guidance to the Isle of Man Constabulary.

Operational governance is managed by ACC Russ Jackson and the Head of CTPNW is Detective Chief Superintendent Dominic Scally, who coordinates and delivers the four strands of the CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies.

The Head of CTPNW is assisted by 7 Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) who are responsible for leading one of each of the seven thematic strands covering Investigations, Operational Support, Intelligence, Borders Policing, Prevent, Protect & Prepare and Business Services.

In addition to protecting the communities of the North West the CTPNW also works hand in hand with the CTP South East, CTP North East, West Midlands CTU, Counter Terrorism Command and a network of Counter Terrorism Intelligence Units (CTIUs) to ensure that the United Kingdom is able to manage the threat from terrorism.

CTPNW are looking for a Constable Prevent officer to join the team as a prevent officer you will work to prevent people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, acting as a single point of contact between CTPNW and the BCU. You will engage with a wide range of sectors and organisations in order to identify and support opportunities for prevent activity or intervention. You will work in partnership with divisions and communities to increase confidence in CT activity.

You should therefore be able to demonstrate experience of safeguarding vulnerable people and working in partnership with communities around sensitive issues. Excellent communications skills are also essential for this role.

Closing Date

28 Jan 2022

Recruitment Team Contact


Other Information

Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note you only NEED to evidence essential criteria during the application stage however if you possess a desirable criteria marked (AF) please do evidence this.

Please view the Person Specification within the job description, when applying you will have a maximum of 150 words PER essential/desirable criteria listed beneath Qualifications, skills, knowledge, experience and other. Unfortunately if you are unable to evidence all of the essential criteria listed, you are not eligible to apply.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice please contact GMPrecruitment@gmp.police.uk.

This is a designated post under the Force Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore attract an enhanced level of vetting.

CTPNW are happy to accept officers on secondments from their current force. Details of secondment opportunities will be discussed if you are found appointable. Please complete and return the attached Secondment Support form.

This vacancy is open to Officers wishing to transfer into Greater Manchester Police, relocation costs will be covered. But, please note, you must be employed by a Home Office Force in order to apply, or the Ministry of Defence (if you have been recruited after 2014 and have attended SEARCH and followed the IPLDP training programme). Regrettably, we cannot accept applications from officers working for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

Successful applicants will be invited in for a competency based interview and you will have to pass a medical, background checks and a job related fitness test. All successful candidates must be willing to undergo enhanced vetting and would transfer directly into Greater Manchester Police working for CTPNW

Greater Manchester is an excellent place to live and work. There are good access routes to all of the policing boroughs and the North West is full of beautiful places to visit, including the Lake District, Wales and beautiful coast lines of Yorkshire and Northern England.

If you have any further questions, please email CTPNW’s Resource Management Team: ctpnw.rmg@gmp.pnn.police.uk

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the sickness will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process and therefore candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and officers and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application please contact gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist .

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.
Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

Greater Manchester Police is committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce reflective of the communities we serve and would welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

You will find attached the Code of Ethics and Competency and Values Framework for policing, these nationally recognised behaviours and values set out the guidance that you will be tested against within any specialist recruitment process. This will provide a consistent foundation for a range of local and national processes to be evidenced and which GMP adhere to.

This framework will ensure that there are clear expectations of Police Officers working in a policing environment which in turn will lead to standards being raised for the benefit and safety of the public. GMP have now aligned their recruitment process for Specialist Police Officer posts to the Competency and Values Framework. As a result of this change the Leadership Expectations assessment criteria have now been removed for this recruitment process.

For further information regarding the National Security Vetting process, please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance’
Please note for applications which carry enhanced vetting you should have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

Minimum Age for Applications – 18

Job Description

Competency and Values Framework

Code Of Ethics

Secondment Support Form

Transfer / Secondment CTPNW Constable Prevent 1881782