RPD Intelligence Unit – Retention, Review, and Disposal Practitioner (RRD) – Grade E – Counter Terrorism Policing NW | Counter Terrorism Policing

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RPD Intelligence Unit – Retention, Review, and Disposal Practitioner (RRD) – Grade E – Counter Terrorism Policing NW

Contract type – Full Time

Grade – Grade E


Information About The Role

Ever thought about a career in Counter Terrorism Policing? Well we have an opportunity for you to start your CTP career right here!
We are 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.
If you have experience and enjoy considering a wide range of complex data in order to make independent decisions, then this role is ideal for you.

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.

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.

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.

In addition to fascinating work and talented colleagues you’ll find a range of benefits including:

• a competitive pension
• generous holiday allowances, increasing with amount of service
• flexible working options available
• flexi time scheme
• access to exciting opportunities within CTP

Due to the sensitive nature of the role, Developed Vetting is required before successful candidates can commence training. Please note that this can take 6-12 months. Information and guidance is available to support applicants during the vetting process.

Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note (unless otherwise stated) 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.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice, please contact GMPrecruitment@gmp.police.uk.

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

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post

For further information regarding the National Security Vetting process, please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance’
Please note for applications which carry enhanced vetting you should have resided in the UK for the last 10 years.

Successful applicants will be invited in for a competency-based interview and you will have to pass a medical, background checks and a job-related fitness test.

If you have any further questions, please email CTPNW’s Recruitment Team: CTPNWRecruitment@gmp.police.uk

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the sickness will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process and therefore candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and officers 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 or any part of the selection process, 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 gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist .

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

CTPNW is committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce reflective of the communities we serve and would welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

You will find attached the Code of Ethics and Competency and Values Framework for policing, these nationally recognised behaviours and values set out the guidance that you will be tested against within any specialist recruitment process. This will provide a consistent foundation for a range of local and national processes to be evidenced and which CTPNW adhere to.

This framework will ensure that there are clear expectations of Police Officers working in a policing environment which in turn will lead to standards being raised for the benefit and safety of the public. GMP have now aligned their recruitment process for Specialist Police Officer posts to the Competency and Values Framework. As a result of this change the Leadership Expectations assessment criteria have now been removed for this recruitment process.


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