Police Constable/Detective Constable - Dedicated Source Unit (DSU) | Counter Terrorism Policing

Police Constable/Detective Constable – Dedicated Source Unit (DSU)

We welcome applications from Police Constables and Detective Constables for opportunities to join Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE) as Dedicated Source Handlers to run Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS).

This is a unique and exciting role to be a part of a proactive team engaged in combating the threat from National and International Terrorism and Domestic Extremism across the UK and beyond. The role provides the opportunity for a candidate who may come from any background and have a wealth of experience from many diverse roles they have performed or been successful in.

You will identify, recruit and handle CHIS to provide intelligence in support of initiatives aimed at preventing, disrupting or detecting Terrorism and Domestic Extremism. In doing so you will build and maintain relationships with people from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds. Therefore you will be excellent at communication and rapport building.

This will include; developing, tasking and applying appropriate levels of trade craft in the management of CHIS. You will also be responsible for exploiting intelligence opportunities and the sanitising and recording of intelligence in accordance with changing threat picture.  You will also act as co-handler where appropriate to those other sources utilised by the Security Services.

You will have a good working knowledge of modern day policing, with an interest and understanding of covert investigations and having an investigative mind-set. This will include an excellent working knowledge of IT and online Social media. You will have a thorough working knowledge and understanding of legislation in relation to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, European Convention of Human Rights. The expectation of gaining further knowledge around CHIS Codes and guidance will be integral to the role.

In this role you will act as a professional point of contact with regard to CTP SE Source related issues and where appropriate, act as a point of contact for other Police Forces and associated agencies such as the Security Services.

Hours of duty will be as required to meet operational needs including call-out working a basic shift pattern dependant on the location and role selected. Periods away from home may be required on rare occasions.

Please note that although this role is currently based Near Gatwick, we will be vacating our current premises by Autumn 2022, and roles will move to alternative sites. Detailed planning work is ongoing to identify interim and long term options, which will include planning for growth and development of Counter Terrorism Policing in the South East into the future.

CTP SE are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to Developed Vetting (DV) level.

Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

Following a successful paper-sift the candidate will;

  • Attend and pass an external third party assessment centre date TBC
  • Attend an internal interview expected to be held on date – 27 February 2020 – TBC
  • Attain Developed Vetting (DV).
  • Attend and Pass a National Police Advance CHIS Handling Course (3 Weeks).
  • Attend and Pass a National Security CHIS Handling Course (4 Weeks)

Successful completion of these courses is a requirement for the appointed person to remain in the post.*

Candidates who have applied for DSU roles advertised in the last 6 months need not apply.

For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or telephone 01865 555839 quoting Job Reference 16556

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 02 February 2020.