Digital Learning Training & Exercising Officer - Grade 6 | Counter Terrorism Policing

Digital Learning Training & Exercising Officer – Grade 6

Contract type – Full Time

Location – Birmingham

Grade/scale – Grade 6

Salary – £30,777 – £36,369

Today terrorism is a constant threat within the United Kingdom. By joining Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), you can directly contribute to keeping the UK safe and help us tackle the threat.

Operating out of our modern offices near to Birmingham International Airport, the Operational Development Unit (ODU) provides the Counter Terrorism Policing network with Organisational Learning, Training and Exercising (LTE) services.  The unit forms a key part of the Prepare strand of the Home Office CONTEST Strategy. Working alongside our partners, the ODU harnesses the value of shared LTE to ensure the CT Network is ready, prepared and interoperable to respond to current and emerging terrorism threats.

We are happy to consider a more agile approach to your working location and as this is a National role we will be happy to consider the successful candidate working from an area outside of the West Midlands.

You’ll work Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm but an element of flexibility is necessary to meet operational requirements.

We would like our department to be diverse and inclusive, to be able to provide the best possible service to the communities that we serve. We encourage applications from those with protected characteristics.

The role 

As part of CTPs investment in LTE services, we are recruiting Digital LTE specialists to support the development of our national immersive and interactive capability, developing digital products and increasing CTPs delivery capacity to deliver  events online, in-person or a hybrid of both.  You’ll support the development of Digital LTE products and events across Counter Terrorism Policing, multi-agency partners and external organisations.  As a national role you’ll be afforded autonomy and accountability in respect of the effective design, creation and delivery of these products and events.


Role responsibilities

  • Developing and co-ordinating innovative and interactive events that showcase Digital LTE products such as major incident exercises, national CT training courses and national operational debriefs, whilst considering the technical and environmental complexities of creating and delivering these products and events, identifying constraints, limitations and advising on the art of the possible to strategic seniors.
  • Exploring new technologies, immersive and interactive delivery methods (Virtual, Augmented or simulated) along with potential collaboration opportunities. Briefing and advising on potential opportunities with associated costs and benefits on a regular basis.
  • Creating Digital exercise or training products (Video’s, e-learning and hybrid) that educate individuals and test operational plans and processes. The products will remain operationally accurate and relevant through on-going liaison with national Subject Matter Experts.
  • Co-ordinating and/or facilitating of  events, ensuring briefings are provided and that real time technical, environmental, logistical and welfare issues are resolved for the event to achieve its strategic objectives.
  • Liaising with CTP Senior Leadership Team and National leads in the commissioning and identification of strategic objectives for new  products and events, conducting briefings and chairing meetings with key stakeholders
  • Matrix-management of resources from regionally based  teams for the regional delivery of Digital LTE events.


Skills and competencies


Highly skilled and knowledgeable in video and audio editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro or similar)

Proven knowledge and experience of industry standard e-Learning publishing suites (Adobe Captivate and Articulate 360 or similar)

Experienced at using Adobe Creative Cloud applications especially, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop or similar products

Demonstrate a creative approach to visual storyboarding with a proven track record of creating high quality and innovative content

Experience of using a blended learning approach to training/event delivery and development, utilising the training design cycle to develop and deliver on new and innovative projects

Knowledge of learning and development tools, techniques and best practice

Experience in managing multiple work streams with the ability to prioritise and manage stakeholder requirements

Possess strong and effective inter-personal skills



Experience of working with Learning Management Systems/Organisational Learning Systems

A technical understanding of camera and audio equipment

Previous experience of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and simulated environments

A recognised training qualification (Level 3 Award in Education & Training) or equivalent training experience

Understanding of Counter Terrorism Policing and the CONTEST strategy


Additional information

Previous applicants need not apply

The post holder will be contracted to work 36.5 hours per week, but will need to be flexible to meet the demands of the post and may have to work outside normal core hours.

The role will predominantly be completed during the hours of 0800hrs to 1600hrs Monday to Friday

There will be an expectation that the post holder is prepared to occasionally travel nationally to perform this role.


⚠ This role is subject to successful completion of Security Check vetting.


You must be a British citizen to work for the Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands (CTP WM). If you hold dual nationality, with the primary nationality British, you may also be considered. For the purposes of safeguarding national security, applicants will be required to hold or acquire the appropriate national security vetting clearances of Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002). CTP WM will support preferred candidates through the appropriate vetting process.

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West Midlands Police (WMP) are a Disability Confident Leader – the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a “Disability Confident Interview Scheme” – all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview.

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job.  For example, in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.  In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

WMP Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities, whilst protecting them from harm”


Please do not attach a CV/covering letter as these will not be used during the application process.