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Transfer/Secondment – Intelligence Unit – Intelligence Unit – Detective Chief inspector – Counter Terrorism Policing NW

Contract type – Full Time

Grade/Band/Scale/Rank – Detective Chief Inspector


Information About The Role

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 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 for the role of Detective Chief Inspector responsible for the Fixed Intelligence Management Unit based in GMP and the regional CTPNW Nominal Management and Prisons Intelligence teams. You will oversee three Detective Inspectors who will work with you to deliver an outstanding level of service. You will be responsible for teams conducting assessment and development of intelligence to identify and manage risk and threat. You will also be the Local Responsible Officer (LRO) for CT Nominal Management, overseeing the overt management of Terrorist convicted/ related nominals within the region, including co-chairing of MAPPA’s. You will own and deliver on strategic partnerships with local delivery partners including MAPPA and HMPPS. You will also have the opportunity to influence nationally as an integral member of the national CTP Interventions Capability Board.

The post will predominantly be based at GMP Headquarters with regional travel in the North West force areas.

If you would like any further details about the role please contact Det Supt Helen Collier –

Please note there are currently two DCI vacancies within CTPNW Intelligence and you may apply for both vacancies with the same evidence, however please make two submissions on the portal.

Other Information

Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note you only NEED to evidence essential criteria on the following, 150 words per criteria.

• Experience in partnership working.

• Completion of the ICIDP, IMSC, IDIDP or equivalent.

• Knowledge of both overt and covert investigation techniques.

• Knowledge of legislation relating to the gathering of intelligence e.g. RIPA, ECHR and their practical application in areas such as prisons etc.

• Has good knowledge of Force operational procedures in relation to integrity, security and confidentiality of intelligence products.

• Demonstrates knowledge of conducting continuous risk assessments and have an understanding of Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Diversity issues.

• Knowledge of procedures relating to the use of Covert Human Intelligence Sources.

• Knowledge of the workings of the National Intelligence Model.

• Evidence of an operational understanding of the diverse communities (of the applicants force) and an ability to evidence delivering a policing response informed by that understanding.

Please note that your secondment form needs to be completed and attached no later than a week after the closing date or we will not process the application.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice, please contact

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:’
Please note for applications which carry enhanced vetting you should have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

CTPNW are happy to accept officers on secondments from the Forces within the Collaboration Agreement – Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside. Details of secondment opportunities will be discussed if you are found appointable. Please complete and return the attached Secondment Support form.

This vacancy is open to Officers wishing to transfer into Greater Manchester Police. But, please note, you must be employed by a Home Office Force in order to apply, or the Ministry of Defence (if you have been recruited after 2014 and have attended SEARCH and followed the IPLDP training programme). Regrettably, we cannot accept applications from officers working for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

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 HR Team:

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 and the recruitment team will be happy to assist .

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

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 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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