Secure Networks Engineer Staff - Grade E/I | Counter Terrorism Policing

Secure Networks Engineer Staff – Grade E/I

Contract type – Full Time

Location – Force Headquarters – Central Park Complex

Grade/Band/Scale/Rank – Grade E/I

Salary – £23,817 – £37,281

Allowances/Enhancements/ Additional Info
Standby/Call Out
Telephone
Enhanced Vetting Required
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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 manged 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.

The Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW) is looking to appoint a Secure Networks Engineer to work within the CTPNW IT Department. As a Network Engineer you will be required to proactively provide a range of excellent, user focused IT services. Whilst controlling and supervising the access of several thousand users to diverse, complex CTPNW and NCTPHQ Secure Networks.

You will be required to protect from loss intelligence and evidential assets carried and stored on diverse CTPNW, CTPHQ and designated national partner agencies Secure Networks and when directed to perform the role of Alternate Crypto Custodian.

Experience of managing IT issues and problems is essential for this post together with experience of maintaining IT security standards through access control and configuration of specialist tools and must be prepared to work abnormal hours when necessary and take part in an on call duty rota relating to critical systems and have a Full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for business purpose.

Please refer to the attached Recruitment Assessment Criteria form for further details regarding the skills required to do this role.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk 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.

Policing values are enshrined in the Code of Ethics (a copy of which can be found at https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Ethics/Ethics-home/Documents/Code_of_Ethics.pdf
Every person serving with the police service needs to adhere to these standards of professional behaviour. As an applicant to Greater Manchester Police, we expect that you will hold views and attitudes in line with the Code; that if you are successful in your application you will uphold the Code of Ethics by displaying the behaviours that the Code sets out; and that you will report any conduct of others that falls short of those standards. Any failure or apparent failure to uphold the Code of Ethics will be taken seriously. It will be looked into and in cases involving serious and/or repeated failings, criminal and/or misconduct proceedings may follow. With that in mind, you are reminded that you must not share any information relating to the recruitment and assessment process. Sharing of such information could result in criminal and/or misconduct proceedings.

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: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance’
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.
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Minimum Age for Applications: 18