ERSOU CTP - PC/DC - Border Policing (Ports) - Ref 7123

Police Officer - Internal
Bedfordshire Police Force
Full Time

There are currently applications sought from Detective Constables/Police Constables for projected vacancies within the Counter Terrorism Border Policing Team (formerly Special Branch) at London Luton Airport.

This advert is open to officers within the region from Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

At this time this advert is not open to Essex or Hertfordshire police officers.

This is an opportunity for highly motivated officers to assist in tackling the threat of terrorism. The current threat to the UK is considered SEVERE therefore protection of our borders is paramount. Police officers, intelligence partners and the UK Border Force have to work together to tackle the threat of terrorism.

London Luton Airport is fast becoming one of the busiest ports in the United Kingdom. Examining Officers who work at ports have a vital role to play in tackling terrorism by utilising powers from Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act. This legislation allows Examining Officers to identify persons to ascertain if they have any involvement in terrorist activities. Officers who are successful in their application will be provided a training course in Ports Policing and upon conclusion will be accredited as Examining Officers.

Examinations consist of questioning subjects, searching property and conducting media examinations to collect vital intelligence to assist in protecting the country from the threat of terrorism. This exciting opportunity allows Examining Officers to work in partnership with the intelligence services, UK Border Force and the National Crime Agency.

Examining Officers have a responsibility to engage with the public and maintain key partnerships with commercial employers and law enforcement at London Luton Airport

ERSOU Counter Terrorism Policing is currently responsible for the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. This means that officers based at London Luton Airport are part of the regional ports policing team and are responsible for all ports within the Eastern region.

Constables at the port are on a shift pattern and provide 24 hour cover including a skeletal night turn coverage.

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting and Security Clearance or Development vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

This post is designated a ‘reserved post’ under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is open only to UK Nationals. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non‐British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with CTP. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time.

If you’re already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn’t a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn’t a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.

You will be expected to provide written evidence around the following competencies and the minimum entry requirements from the role profile:

- We take ownership

- We are collaborative

- We analyse critically

Please note there is a 250 words limit for each competency.

All applicants must print off a copy of the CT application approval form and pass this onto their line manager and head of department for authorisation. As this is a PDF document this will need to be wet signed. We will accept an audit trail of emails from your line manager and Head of Department if a wet signature is not achievable.

The completed approval form needs to be returned to as close to the closing date as possible.

Application forms will not be progressed to the shortlisting stage until the recruitment team has received a completed approval form.

For further information about the role or millage from your home address to the working location please contact:

6 January 2019

This opportunity is closed to applications.