ERSOU CTP - Prevent Officer

Police Staff
Bedfordshire Police Force
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the ERSOU CTP Prevent team as a Counter Terrorism Case Officer. The purpose of the role is to support the Prevent strand of CONTEST by connecting counter-terrorism policing, neighbourhood policing and communities. All activity undertaken is based on threat, risk and vulnerability, with a key responsibility to manage a caseload and take action to identify, support, safeguard and disrupt those identified as vulnerable to radicalisation and extremism, working collaboratively with our statutory and non-statutory partners and the community.

ERSOU Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk with Bedfordshire Police as the lead force.

There are currently two vacancies for this position, one located in Bedfordshire and the other in Suffolk; however given the nature of the CT effort there may be a requirement to travel throughout the Eastern Region based on operational need. Therefore applicants should hold a full UK driving licence. The hours of work can be flexible however are mainly Monday to Friday 08:00hrs - 16:00hrs. There will be occasions when late night or weekend working is required.

The role of the Prevent Officer is wide-ranging and includes:
• Identifying and maintaining relationships with key individuals, institutions and groups within the community in order to promote Prevent and support its delivery and objectives.
• Maintain responsibility for Prevent Case Management (PCM) in order to manage risk, threat and vulnerability associated with individuals, institutions and ideology.
• Work with partners to utilise powers at their disposal to disrupt and deter persons believed to be extremists or vulnerable to radicalisation who, due to their level of perceived radicalisation or extremism, are not suitable for voluntary engagement or support programmes such as Channel.
• Deploy in the role of Contact Officer at the time of executive action.

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) 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 ECTIU. 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 are innovative and open-minded

Please note there is a 500 words limit for each competency.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

For further information about the role or mileage from your home address to the working location please contact:
4 March 2019

This opportunity is closed to applications.