Contract type – Full Time
Location – Force Headquarters – Central Park Complex
Grade/Band/Scale/Rank – Police Constable
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 managed 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.
We are looking for a committed and outstanding individual who can support the command team for CTPNW.
Information about the specific Job
The CTPNW team are looking for a Constable, Intelligence Development Officer to join the team. The aim of the role is To support local, regional and national covert counter terrorism operations within the CTPNW Police Operations Room. To receive, record, research and develop intelligence obtained during counter terrorism operations in support of deployed covert assets in accordance with the ACPO (TAM) manual of major covert terrorist investigations.
You should be able to demonstrate experience in dealing with complex criminal investigations and disclosure (CPIA) and liaising with the legal profession the ability to work as part of a team. Having experience of working with partner agencies is also essential.
You should be willing to work outside the NW Region when operationally necessary as part of a national cadre. A shift pattern will apply however there will be a requirement for flexibility of working hours subject to operational demands.
Please note the only criteria that needs to be covered on the application form in the supporting statement are:
• Ability to work as part of a team and having experience of working with partner agencies.
• Experience of interrogating Force intelligence and other computer systems or willingness to undergo training as required.
Other Information –
As at 1st April 2022, an HR Secondment Model was implemented for all posts at CTPNW. This means that all officer and staff posts that are based in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire or Merseyside, are seconded to CTPNW c/o Greater Manchester Police.
If you are a police officer from the any of the 4 forces named above and are successful in your application for this CTPNW post, you be seconded to CTPNW c/o GMP and you will be located at (insert name of your Force).
If you are police officer from GMP, you will be seconded to CTPNW you will be located at (insert name of your Force).
If you are police officer from any other Force you will transfer to Lancashire Constabulary and be seconded to CTPNW c/o GMP. You will be located at (insert name of your Force).
If you are successful in applying for a police staff post, you will take up a contract of employment with (insert name of your Force) and then be seconded to CTPNW c/o GMP and you will be located at (insert name of your Force).
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 5 years.
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.
Apply and submit your application before the closing date of Monday 2nd October 2023 at 23:55hrs.
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