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Closing date: 11.55pm, 27 March 2023
Salary: £50,897 to £62,015. You will receive £50,897, which is the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £62,015 will be via incremental progression.
Recruitment code: Oleeo 14169
If you have in-depth knowledge of armed policing, we have a key role for you at the heart of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). As head of strategy, business support and policy, you’ll directly influence the NPCC Armed Policing Portfolio at a strategic level.
Reporting to the head of the NPCC Armed Policing Portfolio, you’ll head up strategy, business support and policy, which are three vital areas. In particular, you’ll be driving the development and implementation of national doctrine and policy towards armed policing. This is a huge responsibility.
It means linking up with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) to commission scientific research, and chairing working groups where necessary. Meanwhile, you’ll be analysing reports from government, policing and other sources, leading on National Armed Policing Organisational Learning, and compiling the National Armed Policing Strategic Threat and Assessment.
Your work will have far-reaching implications, so it’s crucial that you have experience of armed policing at a strategic level. We’re also looking for knowledge of the:
Along with this technical expertise, you’ll bring high-level communication skills and the ability to write reports for senior leaders. A capable leader yourself, you’ll know how to build relationships and develop team members.
Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, a competitive salary and a civil service pension, you'll also benefit from excellent career and professional development. If you’re looking to progress, this is an outstanding opportunity.
The post holder, working directly to the head of the NPCC Armed Policing Portfolio (who provides the link to the chief officer lead), will:
The post holder leads the day to day business of the strategy, business support and policy functions within the NPCC Armed Policing Portfolio structure. In doing so the post holder:
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) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post. You'll also have a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.
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.
Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.
Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.
Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve. As Counter Terrorism is rooted in local policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.
Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable).
Counter Terrorism Policing recruitment is open to all, but we are keen to positively support those who are younger in service to join into our specialist environment.