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Governance and Secretariat Lead – Police Staff – Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

Contract type – Full Time – Permanent

Location – London

Band – Band C

Salary – £42,232 – £50,385


The Strategy, Planning and Performance Pillar is a diverse and multi-skilled team that sits in the heart of the Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) headquarters. We ensure CTP has effective strategies, policies and plans in place, along with the capabilities it needs to keep the UK and its interests protected. Aligned to the governments Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) and other national security strategies, we set out clear strategic direction, ensuring that CTP targets its investment on the right things. We deliver this by establishing clear implementation plans with performance metrics that are monitored and delivered through effective governance structures.

The governance and secretariat lead will be part of a small team responsible for delivering governance for the highest levels of counter terrorism policing. Your role will involve a mixture of working on behalf of the chairs of the head of National Counter Terrorism Policing and the Director General CTPHQ among others, to deliver effective boards of the highest level of decision making.

Your role will include:

  • the day-to-day management of boards
  • provide strategic advice to the chair
  • clear requesting, monitoring and clearance of items and papers
  • set a strategic forward look to present the right items at the right time to seniors
  • support the maintenance of full coherence and effectiveness of boards

You’ll also be responsible for strategic briefings for seniors ahead of meetings including:

  • National Security Council
  • Civil Contingencies Committee (COBR)
  • Chief Constables Council
  • bi-lateral meetings and visits with key external figures including briefings, and in some cases attend senior meetings to support the principles

Key tasks

You’ll be required to do the following:

  • lead the delivery and coordination of the strategic boards
  • provide effective support mechanisms for the chair/s in delivery of their decision making functions related to the boards
  • clearly commission products based on requirements to ensure consistency and quality
  • drive the implementation of actions and decisions on behalf of the chair, reporting back on progress
  • deliver clear communication to members and representatives on the boards
  • deliver or oversee, as necessary, the timely production of board minutes
  • oversee effective links between all levels of strategic governance, including clear progression of items from thematic boards
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of CTPHQ and work collaboratively with other leads to provide a coordinated governance function
  • be visible to colleagues across the network, and able to engage effectively with His Majesty’s Government (HMG) where crossover exists
  • support the delivery of the governance review, bringing experience and expertise to offer proposals and solutions to existing challenges
  • be willing and able to support the strategic briefings function in times of high demand, including the ability to engage with HMG partners on joint briefing efforts, ministerial visits or other requirements
  • lead or support the wider delivery of initiatives and projects across the team

How to Apply

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