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Intelligence Management Unit – Police Officer – Counter Terrorism NW

Location – Bank

Rank – Police Constable

Contractual hours – 40


Information About The Role

*Police Officer vacancy*

Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW) is a five-force collaboration delivering Counter Terrorism (CT) services to our regional forces as well as forming part of the national CT Network. Our staff work to the Government’s CONTEST strategy under the four pillars of Prevent, Protect, Prepare and Pursue. We use a functional model with Senior Responsible Officers, line managed by the CT Head, leading areas of Investigations, Intelligence, Business Services, Borders, Special Projects, Prevent and Change.

CTPNW’s mission is to work together to keep people safe from terrorism. Our priorities focus us to drive business through performance, improvement, and transformation so we can continue to counter the ever-changing threat of terrorism and extremism. Operational oversight and governance is managed by the CT ACC and the CT Head coordinates delivery against the four strands of CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies. At the heart of CTPNW is our people, we are committed to continuing to make the CTPNW a great place to work.

For us to reduce the risk and threat of terrorism and protect the public, our people need to be at their best. They can only be at their best if they are able to be themselves at work and are supported through development and learning within their current role and future roles within the network.

Cumbria Constabulary’s Counter Terrorism Policing North West Department is seeking a Constable to work within the Intelligence Development Unit based at Penrith. Please find the attached Candidate specification which highlights in yellow the Essential Criteria that we are looking for you to evidence in no more than 300 words for each area.


  • Receive and assess new information and intelligence from internal and external sources to identify and manage CT/DE related threat, harm and risk, ensuring that all key functions are carried out according to the National Standards of Intelligence Management (NSIM) and the Intelligence Handling Model (IHM).
  • Manage the development of intelligence in respect of Priority Investigations, IHM leads and during Intelligence Enhancement. Identify opportunities and suggest tactics to address intelligence gaps and information requirements utilising a wide range of sources.
  • Gather and develop intelligence in line with national, regional and, force control strategy intelligence requirements, and produce intelligence packages, collection plans and briefing products as directed.
  • Manage nominals as directed either within a Priority Investigation, following the closure of a priority investigation, as part of a Part 4 Order (Terrorism Act 2006) or a nominal subject to the Terrorist Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (TPIM).
  • Research information in order to identify potential opportunities to convert intelligence into evidence, and to ensure that at all times, intelligence gathering is undertaken, secured and preserved in a manner which meets criminal evidential standards.
  • Interview people with information and intelligence as an outside enquiry, including people suspected of involvement in CT/DE related activity.
  • Ensure operational activities are fully risk assessed and documented.
  • Perform duties in support of Fusion and Counter Terrorism Police Operations Room (CTPOR) during a major covert terrorist investigation, as set out in the ACPO (TAM) Manual of Major Covert Terrorist Investigations and Fusion Manual.
  • Attend briefings, presenting intelligence as appropriate.
  • Support other functions within CTPNW as required.
  • Maintain an awareness of the local force and Basic Command Unit (BCU) intelligence requirements.
  • Ensure intelligence gathering and recording activities are undertaken in compliance with all relevant legislation (e.g. CPIA, RIPA) and according to national standards (e.g. MIRSAP, and NIM Guidance).
  • Ensure intelligence is correctly marked, evaluated, sanitised and disseminated as appropriate with the correct and detailed handling instructions, in line with legislation and guidelines and supported with a risk assessment where necessary.
  • All staff and officers must adhere to and comply with Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Human Rights legislation and the Authorised Professional Practice (Information Management). It is the responsibility of all staff and officers to maintain data quality and security. Therefore when inputting, updating and using GMP information, you are to ensure that it is Accurate, Adequate, Relevant and Timely (AART), and that it is used / disclosed for business purposes only and kept secure.  The most current guidance and advice in respect of compliance with the legislation and information / records management standards can be found on the Information Management Intranet site/Information Services SharePoint site
  • Liaise with police officers and police staff from Intelligence Management Units (IMU’s), FIB, divisions and departments on CT related matters and give advice and support when necessary.
  • Liaise closely with other intelligence sources and users both inside and outside the Force e.g. Security Services, NCA, HMRC and Local Authorities.
  • Work in partnership with, and form good working relationships with colleagues in other parts of the National CT network, other Forces and with external agencies such as the Security Service, and UKIC, to ensure procedure is followed, duplication of effort is minimised and intelligence / evidential opportunities are maximised.
  • Obtain and maintain a level of knowledge regarding matters that pose a threat to national security.
  • To fully participate in GMP’s development review process.
  • To promote and comply with GMP’s policies on health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.
  • Comply with and promote equality legislation and GMP’s policies on diversity and equality. Take steps to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
  • Comply with the National Crime Recording Standard and minimum investigative requirements.
  • To comply with the requirements of GMP’s policies on Drug and Alcohol testing – requirements in respect of specific posts/ roles are described in the policies which are available on the Intranet/SharePoint.
  • Supervisors and managers have the additional responsibility of ensuring that staff undertake the appropriate training and fully understand and apply the required Force policy, procedures and information / records management standards in the course of their duties. Supervisors and managers should ensure that staff / officers understand their responsibilities in maintaining data quality and security and have appropriate processes in place to monitor compliance.
  • If you have responsibility for staff; to manage staff development, performance and attendance using appropriate GMP policy and procedure

How to Apply

Please apply using the attached paper EOI, rather than the electronic system. 

Please send your completed application to the HR Department, Cumbria Constabulary HQ: by Tuesday 26th September 2023.



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