Data Scientist - Police Staff - Counter Terrorism Policing NW | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Data Scientist – Police Staff – Counter Terrorism Policing NW

Contract type – Permanent

Location – Force Headquarters – Central Park Complex

Grade – Grade H/J

Information about the role

Are you interested in joining a team that is going to revolutionise how counter terrorism police operate in the UK?

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) is establishing a brand-new Data Science Unit, based in Manchester, which will play a key role in supporting the national effort to disrupt the terrorist threat and keep people safe.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to get in on the ground floor and help shape a new department, which will deliver a range of pioneering services to the counter terrorism policing network and key partners.


  • Delivering advanced data analytics support to operational teams, corporate leaders and partner agencies. This will regularly involve working alongside intelligence analysts and digital experts nationally.
  • Working with operational partners, industry, and academia to produce dedicated products intended to address some of the most challenging problems in national security.
  • Leading experimentation and prototyping for new digital and analytical tooling which will evolve CTP’s national technical capabilities and core ICT.
  • Leading and representing CTP in policing, national security, cross-government, industry and academic partnerships on advanced data analytic capabilities and emerging technologies.

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