DDAT Director - Chief Digital Data Analysis and Technology Officer - Police Staff - Counter Terrorism Policing HQ | Counter Terrorism Policing

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DDAT Director – Chief Digital Data Analysis and Technology Officer – Police Staff – Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

Contract type – Full Time – Permanent/Secondment

Location – London

Band/Scale – MPS Broadband 2(b) / SCS Pay Band 2




The post holder is one of four senior leaders at Director Level in the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ), reporting to the Director General. The HQ provides an extensive range of corporate and policy setting services both to the Counter Terrorism Policing network nationally, and for the Specialist Operations Business Group in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).


To achieve our ambitions we have taken a unique and novel approach. We have brought together all of our analytical, data, technology and scientific functions into one directorate at the core of our national Network. This group is led by our Chief Digital, Data, Analysis and Technology Officer who is responsible for strategic leadership of all aspects of CTP’s capability in data, technology, analysis and science. The role manages five senior leaders in CTP HQ:


  • Head of ICT leads our ICT function, including demand, delivery, support and architecture teams across multiple sites. CTP’s ICT pillar is a multi-disciplinary function running core services, advanced data applications and secure system to enable our operational business.
  • Head of Analysis leads our national functional lead and professional head for intelligence analysis and research. They also lead our central strategic assessment capability, analytical tool development and national training function.
  • Head of Data leads our national data policy and governance functions, operating as our corporate Chief Data Officer. They also lead commissioning of central data projects to support our technology teams to deliver capability to meet our operational missions.
  • Chief Scientific Officer is responsible for our national scientific and research functions, managing requirements from our operational leaders and working with cross-Departmental research networks. They lead our engagement with academia and industry to enable access to scientific expertise and drive innovation.
  • Head of Data Science leads our growing advanced data science and engineering functions to answer our most challenging operational demands and enable rapid, safe adoption of emerging technologies.


These teams include approximately 300 staff, including permanent officers and staff, secondees and a significant number of specialist contractors. In addition, the Head of Analysis leads our national Intelligence Analysis & Research function, which includes 420 analytical and research staff nationally.


In addition to leadership of these core teams, the Chief DDAT Officer is responsible for management, oversight and support for our national development of technical collection and digital forensic capabilities.


Partnership working is critical to success in this role. The post holder, working with Director level equivalents in the Intelligence Agencies, will develop, oversee and drive forward the data and technology strategy for CT Policing. They will need to ensure effective assurance of the integrity and compliance of all data held by CT Policing and to determine technology requirements for the future. In doing this the post holder will need to navigate complex governance arrangements involving the Home Office, Cabinet Office, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) , the MPS, and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).


Salary and Allowances


External/Seconded candidates


The role will attract a salary in the range of £103,000 – £129,500 depending on the strength of job related skills and knowledge


Internal MPS Candidates


Starting salary for the role would be set at either:


  • If you are in a pay band below BB2b: 10% higher than the value of current substantive total package (i.e. including any service related pay and location allowance), as long as this did not take it above the BB2b target rate of £129,746


  • The value of current substantive total package (subject to RemCo approval), if it is already above the BB2b target rate of £129,746


Please be aware that location allowance and service related payments do not operate at the BB levels and would therefore be consolidated into starting salary.



To apply for this post, please submit;


  1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and
  2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role

This should be sent to CTP HR Recruitment Mailbox by 23:55pm on Sunday 24th September 2023.


Additional Forms


Please also complete and return the diversity monitoring and additional information forms alongside this information pack.


The information on the diversity monitoring form will be treated as confidential and will not form part of your application. The information provided in this form is used for statistical purposes only.


The additional information asks for detailed information (i.e. address history) which enables you to conduct an initial eligibility sift; this also includes information regarding reasonable adjustments/disability confident employer.




Your application will be assessed against the essential and desirable criteria detailed within this information pack. Applicants who meet this criteria will be asked to attend an interview panel in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence. The selection process will include a presentation followed by a panel interview.



Initial sifts are provisionally scheduled for W/C Monday 25th September 2023.

  • Interviews will take place in October 2023, please provide dates to avoid for October within your application.

Additional Information Form

CTPHQ – Candidate Information Pack – DDAT Director FINAL

CTPHQ – Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire