CTP - Project Manager - Band C | Counter Terrorism Policing

CTP – Project Manager – Band C

Closing date: 11:55pm, 3 November 2021
Salary: £37,569 to £45,189 plus a location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £37,569 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £45,189 will be via incremental progression.
Recruitment code: Oleeo 9497
Location: Across London – Whilst the post and the team are located in Central London, and some time in London will be expected as part of the role, we operate a hybrid way of working and welcome applications from candidates anywhere in the UK.

As the threat of terrorism changes and evolves, we need to be ready – and that means constantly adapting. As a project manager working within Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), you’ll help to deliver change within the National CTP network. It’s your chance to play your part in a challenge that’s as important as it gets: protecting the UK and its communities. We are looking for a number of strong candidates to join our team, so please don’t hesitate to apply.

The Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ) is based in London but has a national reach and remit.

Working within CTPHQ, our project managers are responsible for the successful delivery of specific projects and work packages within the national Counter Terrorism and Protective Security (CT & PS) change portfolio. As a project manager you would be deployed to lead change projects or provide support to the senior project manager and/or programme manager.

The Change Pillar manages the delivery of the Counter Terrorism (CT) and Protective Security (PS) Policing Change Portfolio to meet our strategic objectives. It is split into 3 teams; Portfolio and Change Management, Project and Programme Management (PPM) and Business Design. Our project managers work within the PPM team which manages the CTP portfolio of projects and programmes for Counter Terrorism, Right and Left Wing Terrorism and Protective Security (CT/RLWT & PS).

Our project managers are directly accountable to the senior responsible owner or a senior project manager for delivery of a standalone project or workstream. You would be line managed by a senior project manager, and work flexibly across the change portfolio, deployed on specific change project(s) as requested.

Job purpose

Day-to-day management and delivery of projects or workstreams across the change lifecycle to agreed parameters (time, cost, quality).

Key responsibilities

Proactively manage discrete projects or project work packages, including; management of blended (staff and contractor) project or workstream teams, maintenance of specific programme or project management products, putting in place and active management of appropriate project governance, project plans, risk and issue registers, tracking and monitoring updates, managing escalations and effective change control.

More specifically, you will be expected to:

  • Ensure allocated project(s) maintain a defined PPM maturity, as directed by the Portfolio Office.
  • Develop business cases at appropriate points of the project lifecycle and then ownership and management of these cases through the multistage CTPHQ governance process.
  • Facilitate and coordinate workshops to assist in the development of programme and project management products.
  • Create and maintain consistently high quality, accurate and relevant programme and project level governance products (e.g. delivery RAG, dependency logs, project plans, risks and issues register, benefits realisation plan, financial data, resource / workforce data).
  • Manage programme and project Change Control Request (CCR) processes in line with portfolio office standards, ensuring that all change governance decisions and actions are proactively followed through effectively and audited appropriately.
  • Lead a project team and maintain summary of Programme/Project resources including organisation charts and trackers. This could include managing suppliers and commercial arrangements to deliver project outputs.
  • Establish and manage regular reporting cycles, ensuring highlight reports are submitted into the PMO or PfMO in accordance with reporting timelines and appropriate summary dashboards are prepared to enable effective decision making.
  • Managing effective and efficient standards, practices and processes, ensuring that all parts of the reporting framework are managed in a consistent and controlled way, so that the deliverables needed by the Project / Programme Board are correct, timely and fit for purpose.
  • Provide budget control.

The project manager will be able to seek professional guidance from specialists either in a dedicated Programme Management Office (PMO) or the Portfolio Management Office (PfMO), and will ensure implementation of programme / project management processes and standards, as defined by the Portfolio Office Centre of Excellence.

The project manager will also be responsible for line management and pastoral care for one or more Project Support Officers who are likely to be working on other areas of the portfolio.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, and including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable).


Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

Confidentiality agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.