ERSOU CTP - Control Desk and Research Officer

Police Staff
ERSOU CTP Borders Policing
Bedfordshire Police Force
ERSOU CTP Borders Policing
Scale 5/6
Full Time
Counter Terrorism Borders Policing Control desk and research officer

ERSOU Counter Terrorism Policing

37 Hours – (Police staff)

ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. Where possible we will also consider flexible working requests.

The opportunity has arisen for the role of a Counter Terrorism Borders Policing Control desk and research officer within ERSOU-CTP based at Luton airport.

The control desk is a regional capability delivered at two points (Luton and Stansted airports) being responsible for the receipt and recording of all actions coming into the region's ports. Calls may be received from national partners, both internal and external to CT Policing, along with local partners, for example Border Force, airport security, airline and handling agents and local policing. Control desk and research officers will prioritise the action to be taken, make a record of it and engage with the duty Police supervisor. Additionally, some research will be undertaken of police and CT databases to support Police officer activity. Further tasks may arise over standards of recording following completion of tasks and actions.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated people looking to work within the Counter Terrorism environment. You will be recognising the priority of those calls received and working with police officers to support the gathering of high quality intelligence from CT subjects of interest. Successful candidates will be an integral part of developing and maintaining a first-class relationship with all partners who engage with CT Border Policing, recognising the value of calls received and the scope for CT intervention in pursuit of CT intelligence objectives. At the same time, opportunities around safeguarding and crime will be exploited within CT borders policing or diverted to appropriate partners after officer intervention.

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. Additionally, successful applicants may be required to provide a DBS check certificate. 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 minimum entry requirements from the role profile (maximum 500 words).

If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the minimum entry requirements.

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and evidence against the minimum entry requirements from the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed.

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.

For further information about the role or mileage from your home address to the working location please contact:
16 February 2020

This opportunity is closed to applications.