1. Overview

Salary: £34,643 to £39,434 plus £2,148 location allowance

Recruitment code: Oleeo 6805

Location: Across London

Closing date: 11:55pm, 28 August 2020

Keep crucial counter terrorism ICT projects on track.

Technology plays a crucial role in our counter terrorism (CT) efforts. Every day, our officers depend on a range of systems to combat all kinds of threats. As a CT technology support officer, you’ll play your part in complex, national IT projects and programmes that could be crucial to UK security. Make your skills count by joining our CT team.

Using your proven knowledge of ICT, you’ll support and work on tech projects and systems throughout their lifecycle. It's an opportunity to work on all types of ICT systems, projects and processes of national significance. However, working in the secure domain brings unique demands and you must be aware of the challenges. It’s important you’ve either worked or have a good knowledge on ICT projects, systems and technologies in a similar environment.

In addition to sound technical skills, you’ll need a gift for communication. It’s important that you can listen and express yourself well, both in person and on paper. Able to present information clearly and adapt to different audiences, you’ll be a team-focused professional who shares our drive to protect the country.

Flexible and part time working

Specialist Operations 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 the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated.


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; with 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.

Confidentiality agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.