Head of Strategy, Business Support and Policy - Band B | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Head of Strategy, Business Support and Policy – Band B

Contract type – Full Time

Band – B


Information about the role

Reporting to the Head of the NPCC Armed Policing Portfolio, you’ll head up Strategy, Business Support and Policy – three vital areas. In particular, you’ll be driving the development and implementation of national doctrine and policy towards armed policing – a huge responsibility.

It means linking up with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) to commission scientific research, and chairing working groups where necessary. Meanwhile, you’ll be analysing reports from government, policing and other sources; leading on National Armed Policing Organisational Learning; and compiling the National Armed Policing Strategic Threat and Assessment.

Your work will have far-reaching implications, so it’s crucial that you have experience of armed policing at a strategic level. We’re also looking for knowledge of the Code of Practice on Armed Policing and the Police Use of Less Lethal Weapons, and Armed Policing Authorised Professional Practice. Along with this technical expertise, you’ll bring high-level communication skills and the ability to write reports for senior leaders. A capable leader yourself, you’ll know how to build relationships and develop team members.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, a competitive salary and a Civil Service pension, you’ll also benefit from excellent career and professional development. If you’re looking to progress, this is an outstanding opportunity.


  • Reviews and analyses a wide variety of reports from policing, judicial, governmental, academic or other sources, determines the necessity for further action in respect thereof and advises the Senior Leadership Team on necessary responses.
  • Participates in and where necessary chairs and co-ordinates working groups at all levels in response to the development of doctrine, policy, standard operating procedures or other associated outputs in an armed policing context.
  • Is responsible for the compilation of the National Armed Policing Strategic Threat and Risk Assessment, in doing so building and maintaining relationships with the Criminal Use of Firearms Portfolio, the National Ballistic Intelligence Service, the National Crime Agency, the Home Office and other key stakeholders.
  • Leads on National Armed Policing Organisational Learning, receiving, assessing and co-ordinating the response to recommendations from public inquiries, inquests, inspections, reviews and other sources.
  • Ensures the collection, assessment and dissemination of strategic and national data, and receives, assesses and responds to a wide variety requests for information and data, and is able to analyse and interpret data from a variety of qualitative and quantitative sources.
  • Provides the NPCC Armed Policing link to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and leads and co-ordinates discrete work with them, identifying work packages that require DSTL involvement, commissioning this work through the Home Office Commissioning Hub and monitoring and reporting on progress.

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