Closing date: 11:55pm, 12 October 2022 Salary: £50,897 to £62,015 plus a location allowance of £1,721. Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience. Recruitment code: Oleeo 12665 Location: Based at Empress State Building, SW6, with national travel required at times
How would you improve a £1 billion plus estate?
Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) is vital to keeping our country safe, so it’s crucial that CTP estates around the country are utilised and optimised to the full. To that end, this could be your opportunity to being your influence to bear on some 30 plus buildings with a total estate value in excess of £1 billion.
With a key role in influencing and implementing National Estate Strategy, you will lead, shape and manage its delivery in a way that builds on the estate’s vision, strategic objectives and design principles. As well as defining future operational CTP scenarios, you will understand partner estate strategies and identify and agree any assumptions relating to business, operational, workforce, estate and technology.
Leading different options at national and regional level, you’ll work closely with senior leaders nationally and at HQ to ensure that the estate is efficient, effective and fit for purpose. In addition, you’ll lead on the coordination of renewals and major projects, develop an asset plan and prepare capital funding bids that address key building priorities. Throughout, you’ll look to increase building capacity and create a flexible, more scalable estate.
You’ll bring us estates knowledge at force and regional level or with an equivalent organisation, backed by a good understanding of effective stakeholder engagement and customer communications, especially in a complex stakeholder landscape.
Adept at handling and resolving problems with high profile customers, you’ll be equally skilled at forming effective working relationships across a wide range of people and groups, both internally and externally. Lastly, you’ll be experienced in interpreting utilisation data, making recommendations and explaining issues in language that non-technical people can understand.
In return, you can look forward to benefits including substantial annual leave, civil service pension arrangements, interest free season ticket loans, flexible working conditions and more.
The national estates lead is a coordination role and will operate across the Counter Terrorism Network and build on the estates vision, strategic objectives and design principles and will:
lead, shape and manage the delivery of the National Estates Strategy
define future operational CTP scenarios
understand partner estate strategies
identify and agree a number of business, operational, workforce, estate and technology assumptions
lead different estate options at a national and regional level
work closely with senior leaders nationally and at HQ level ensuing the national estate is efficient, effective and fit for purpose
lead the coordination and acquisition of owned, leased and three party premises renewals including break clauses and exit strategies
develop an asset plan and prepare capital funding bids to address key building priorities
lead on the coordination of major projects with senior stakeholders, suppliers and contractors
engage with regional business managers to map each regions business and strategic investment requirements and options
lead on smarter working and increase utilisation making best use of available estate capacity whilst demonstrating value for money
vice chair of the National Accommodation Board
The post holder will be required to do the following:
optimise the use of core assets with some new provision in the southeast and south west working with national business managers and home force property service departments to fully utilise current building capacity
build a picture of all national estates assets by maintaining a high-level data base of all buildings and locations used by CTP which will include owned, leased and rented assets and their end, renewal and termination dates to be able to fully understand the impact of reductions and associated costs and savings
phase refurbishment of the Counter Terrorism Units (CTUs) and Counter Intel Terrorism Units (CTIUs) to ensure their fitness for the future
respond to lessons learned during COVID-19 and align with the workplace vision established by the CORVINA Programme (as appropriate)
implement the ten year National Estates Strategy to realise a new CTP workplace vision to support a smarter, more agile way of working
accommodate additional national requirements in the southeast with associated operational, partner and co-location benefits as outlined in the CTP Blueprint
rationalise and optimise other parts of the CT estates that are underutilised building capacity before creating new facilities enabling value for money
explore opportunities for co-location with other partners to enable stronger closer working relationship
Scope for impact
The scope for this role is to:
increase building capacity by improving space utilisation before creating new facilities
enable the strategic and operational direction of the Counter Terrorism Network (CTN) Next Generation Blueprint and decisions made under the strategic efficiencies and reinvestment review
create a more flexible and scalable estate to accommodate surges in space demand in response to major incidents and to support business continuity
move national units outside of London and more widely when opportunities arise and where appropriate, and retain where national units are already outside London
implement smarter working principles to support remote working and operational resilience, with an ambition for workforce agility aligned to the CORVINA programme
provide a working environment that encourages collaboration across CTP and with partners through careful design and infrastructure implementation
advise on infrastructure investments which will need to ensure compliance with mercury and other infrastructure projects
plan estates investments and seek funding via the CT Capital Subgroup
pull together a national estates board and act as vice chair (line manager will chair)
The role holder with not have any line management responsibility either directly or indirectly.
The role holder will play a key role in influencing and implementing National Estate Strategy, utilisation and optimisation across more than 30 buildings nationally with a total estate value of more than £1billion.
Note that all buildings are owned and managed by other forces and not through CTP.
If you have submitted an application for this role within the last six months and did not meet the required standard at the sift stage, we will be unable to progress your application.
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) Developed Vetting (DV) 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.
Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.
Our employee commitments
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 and 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.