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National Desktop and Field Engineer – Police Staff – Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

Contract type – Permanent

Location – Birmingham

Band – Band I

Salary –The starting salary is £43,227, which includes allowances totalling £2,841. The salary is broken down as £40,386 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £45,615. Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Information about the role

Behind Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) is a remarkable tech team, helping to keep the UK safe. As a National Desktop & Field Engineer, you’ll join this unique unit in an exceptionally challenging role. It’s a fast-paced, diverse environment where your tech skills will be crucial. Our team is determined to protect the country. Are you?

Join us in this fulfilling role and you’ll be supporting CTP across the UK and overseas. Your main task will be to manage problems with a range of hardware including cryptographic devices. Our portfolio is mainly off the shelf but rest assured you’ll get the training to handle bespoke tech. You’ll also get the chance to work with the Desktop Manager, Field Support Team Leader and the wider technical/project teams.


Day to day, you’ll take ownership of hardware faults, liaising with hardware users and resolution teams. You’ll need to explain technical issues clearly, so concise communication will be key. We’re also looking for the ability to uphold excellent working practices, improve Field Support processes and shape leaner, more efficient systems. Even the smallest of improvements could make all the difference.

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