An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the ERSOU CTP Prevent team as a Prevent Officer. The purpose of the role is to support the Prevent strand of CONTEST by connecting counter-terrorism policing, neighbourhood policing and communities. All activity undertaken is based on threat, risk and vulnerability, with a key responsibility to manage a caseload and take action to identify, support, safeguard and disrupt those identified as vulnerable to radicalisation and extremism, working collaboratively with our statutory and non-statutory partners and the community.
ERSOU Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk with Bedfordshire Police as the lead force.
There is currently one vacancy for this position which will be covering the county of Hertfordshire however given the nature of the CT effort there may be a requirement to travel throughout the Eastern Region based on operational need. Therefore applicants should hold a full UK driving licence. The hours of work can be flexible however are mainly Monday to Friday 08:00hrs – 16:00hrs. There will be occasions when late night or weekend working is required.
The role of the Prevent Officer is wide-ranging and includes:
• Identifying and maintaining relationships with key individuals, institutions and groups within the community in order to promote Prevent and support its delivery and objectives.
• Maintain responsibility for Prevent Case Management (PCM) in order to manage risk, threat and vulnerability associated with individuals, institutions and ideology.
• Work with partners to utilise powers at their disposal to disrupt and deter persons believed to be extremists or vulnerable to radicalisation who, due to their level of perceived radicalisation or extremism, are not suitable for voluntary engagement or support programmes such as Channel.
• Deploy in the role of Contact Officer at the time of executive action.