1. Overview

Salary: £58,516 to £71,537 plus £3,216 location allowance. You will receive £58,516 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £71,537 will be via incremental progression.

Recruitment code: WCN1158

Location: Central London

Closing date: 11:55pm, 26 February 2018

Boost our power to protect the nation.

UK security is under threat – and we need to be prepared. Developing our armed policing capability is key and can help protect the nation. We now need an Armed Policing specialist to take plans forward nationally. You'll be a strategic leader working with high level figures to ensure the armed policing capability throughout the country is trained, equipped and structured to respond to the threat.

This is your chance to join us at the forefront of the fight against terrorism. You'll be instrumental in developing armed policing capabilities – both specialist and core police officers. It's a role that will place you at the centre of a group of strategic partners. In effect, you'll be the link between national armed policing infrastructure, police forces UK-wide, the Armed Forces and government organisations. There'll be a particular focus on building Specialist Armed Policing as part of the national Specialist Capabilities Programme.

We're looking for a proven leader who can operate at a strategic level. You'll be working with diverse, senior partners, so you need to be an experienced and highly credible expert. You'll therefore need in-depth knowledge of armed policing structures and operating procedures throughout the country. You'll also need to know about Armed Policing Professional Practice, the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum, the Counter Terrorism network and associated policies and doctrines.

At the same time, you'll need the ability to set strategic direction and drive projects forward. This means managing a team to deliver work with national scope and impact. A qualification in project management would therefore be an advantage. But experience of effecting business change and developing national policy is more important. As you'll be overseeing the delivery of national training too, proven skills in this area would help you succeed in your role.