ERSOU CTP - PC/DC - Prison Intelligence Officer - Ref 7358

Police Officer - Internal
Bedfordshire Police Force
Prison Intelligence Unit (CT)
Full Time

ERSOU CT Prison Intelligence Officer

Applications are welcome from Police Constables and Detective Constables

Give terrorists nowhere to hide – ERSOU CT Policing fights terrorism at every level and the work we do potentially helps to save thousands of lives.

Working within Counter Terrorism is an exciting and challenging role which provides excellent development opportunities within a busy and fast-moving environment. The threat level from terrorism is at Severe and this role is critical to identifying and preventing terrorist acts within and outside the prison estate.

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

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

We are currently seeking applications for projected vacancies within the team and successful candidates will be placed on a board pass for 12 months.

The Prison Intelligence Unit works with the Regional and National prison OC/CT network to deny the opportunity to plan and commit terrorist acts.   The successful candidate must have a proven track record in managing intelligence and providing tactical options to mitigate threat, harm, and risk.

Supporting local forces, the prison estate, and the wider CT network you will be part of a team of police officers and police staff, assessing and responding to intelligence, radicalisation, extremism, and attack planning emanating from the prison estate. This is a regional role primarily covering our Cat A Establishment at HMP Whitemoor but you may be required to provide support across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. A vehicle will be available for your use in these circumstances. This role requires the post holder to coordinate prisons activity within HMP Whitemoor, aligning it where possible to the National Control Strategy and ensuring prison activities support regional and national priority CT operations.

This is your chance to rise to a new and exciting challenge while gaining invaluable experience that will move your career forward.

Due to the nature of operational policing there could be the need for staff to work additional hours as required but these will be negotiated and reimbursed against Force Policy.  

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 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 are emotionally aware

- We are collaborative

- We analyse critically

Please note there is a 500 word 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 please contact:

3 March 2019

This opportunity is closed to applications.