Senior Communications Manager - Grade M | Counter Terrorism Policing

Senior Communications Manager – Grade M

There are many communication roles that claim to offer a unique opportunity to make difference to communities but joining Counter Terrorism Policing in the North West as the Senior Communications Manager is a rare chance to become a key part of the engine that drives efforts to keep our communities safe from terrorism.

Counter Terrorism Policing North West is seeking a confident communications professional with significant experience in campaign planning and delivery; stakeholder relationship development and the delivery of crucial public safety information that changes behaviour and supports the achievement of organisational and operational objectives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining and implementing critical areas of our communications strategy. Your goal will be to use communications to deliver outcomes that contribute to wider organisational and operational objectives, directly supporting CTP’s mission to protect the public from terrorism.

You will need to be able to work across multiple communications platforms to convey crucial public safety information in a compelling and reassuring way, influencing and encouraging the public, business and other partners to play their part in stopping terrorism. The role is also responsible for improving engagement with communication teams from forces across the North West to develop and deliver regional campaign activity.

The postholder will be a key member of the Counter Terrorism Policing NW management team and is responsible for managing a small communications team. The postholder will also be part of the wider corporate communications branch within Greater Manchester Police as well as having close links to the work of the national Counter Terrorism Police communication team.

CTPNW exists as one of five Counter Terrorism Units (CTU’s) within a National Counter Terrorism Policing (NCTP) framework, designed to strengthen the UK’s response to the threat from terrorism.

The CTPNW manages and coordinates the operational counter terrorism response on behalf of the 5 North West forces: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. It also offers CT assistance and guidance to the Isle of Man Constabulary.

Operational governance is managed by T/ACC Scally and the Head of CTPNW is TDCS Vicky Ellis, who coordinates and delivers the four strands of the CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies.

The Head of CTPNW is assisted by 7 Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) who are responsible for leading one of each of the seven thematic strands covering Investigations, Operational Support, Intelligence, Borders Policing, Prevent, Protect & Prepare and Business Services.

In addition to protecting the communities of the North West the CTPNW also works hand in hand with the CTP South East, CTP North East, West Midlands CTU, Counter Terrorism Command and a network of Counter Terrorism Intelligence Units (CTIUs) to ensure that the United Kingdom is able to manage the threat from terrorism.

Please note interviews will take place week commencing 30th August 2022.