Retention, Review Disposal Practitioner - Grade E | Counter Terrorism Policing

Retention, Review Disposal Practitioner – Grade E

Contract type – Full Time

Location – Force Headquarters – Central Park Complex

Grade/scale – Grade E

Salary – £24,576-£26,565

Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of police forces that help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity.

Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW) is one of five Counter Terrorism Units (CTUs) within a National Counter Terrorism Policing (NCTP) Network. CTPNW manages and coordinates the operational counter terrorism response on behalf of the five North West forces: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

CTPNW also houses a number of unique national CT capabilities that sit outside of regional operations and operate on behalf of CTP Headquarters. These national functions focus on the delivery of activities designed to strengthen the UK’s response to the threat from terrorism.

Your skills could help protect the UK. With the ongoing terrorist threat, there has never been a more important time to be working alongside some of the best and brightest to help keep people safe.

A career in Counter Terrorism Policing (CT Policing) is like no other. Every day offers a variety of exciting challenges and exceptional opportunities played out on a regional, national and international stage.

As a Practitioner in the Retain Review and Disposal (RRD) Team – based in the CTP North West – you will work to deliver RRD across the national CT network.
Working within a busy environment as part of a brand new team you will make risk-based decisions ensuring records are reviewed and retained for a CT network policing purpose or destroyed in compliance with CT Policing’s legal obligations.

Due to the sensitive nature of the role, Developed Vetting is required before successful candidates can commence training. Please note that this can sometimes take up to six months or longer. Information and guidance is available to support applicants during the vetting process.

Successful candidates will receive RRD training that will be both classroom and office based. The training – which lasts 8 -12 weeks – must be completed in full before the role can actively commence. Therefore, please note that annual leave during this time will only be granted by in exceptional circumstances. With a variety of training and development opportunities, you’ll find a range of exciting career pathways waiting for you.

Work with us and you will be joining a world-class Counter Terrorism Policing network and the team will have the opportunity to shape the future of RRD practice across the CT network, through working group and steering group frameworks. In addition to fascinating work and talented colleagues you’ll find a range of benefits including a competitive pension, exciting career pathways, generous holiday allowances, and much more.

Closing Date
5 Jul 2022
Recruitment Team Contact
Other Information
Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note you only NEED to evidence essential criteria during the application stage however if you possess a desirable criteria marked (AF) please do evidence this.

Please view the Person Specification within the job description, when applying you will have a maximum of 150 words PER essential/desirable criteria listed beneath Qualifications, skills, knowledge, experience and other. Unfortunately if you are unable to evidence all of the essential criteria listed, you are not eligible to apply.

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Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6 month break is required.

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application please contact and the recruitment team will be happy to assist .

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.

This is a designated post under the Force Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore attract an enhanced level of vetting.

For further information regarding the National Security Vetting process, please click the following link:’

Please note for applications which carry enhanced vetting you should have resided in the UK for the last 10 years

Minimum Age for Applications