Regional Control Desk Officer (CTPSE)

CTPSE Borders
Near M23, Junction 9
TVP Broad Band 3G
£32,287 per annum plus 25% Shift Allowance
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) within the Regional Control Desk. The Regional Control Desk Team works in a busy environment receiving communications from various agencies that work at the Border to protect the UK from terrorist threats. The role can be demanding at times, as the environment is busy and a single point of contact into CTPSE at the Border. 

The RCDO role is an exciting, varied and challenging role; you will produce a wide range of verbal and written updates and assist with deployments for CTPSE teams at the Border for many different partners, both internal and external.

We are looking for an outgoing, hardworking, calm individual who is unflustered when busy and is excellent at verbal and written updates. The role is for someone who likes to assist and solve problems and represent CTPSE Borders to a high standard. This role requires working unsocial hours, overcoming the unexpected in order to get the job done. In return, you will be working in an incredibly unique and diverse environment contributing to the fight on terrorism in the UK.

The ideal candidate will be a good team player with relevant experience in a control room - style environment; we will support your training and development to transition into this role. As an RCDO, you will be required to:

  • Receive information, both verbally and electronically and respond promptly and effectively to requests to provide a secure environment at the UK Border.
  • To summarise information concisely and quickly to enable prompt and effective responses to notifications from a variety of partner agencies.
  • Support live operational activity.
  • Liaise with internal and external colleagues including Senior Officers to progress incidents relating to CT subjects of interest.
  • Work in partnership with teams throughout CT Policing and the wider intelligence community.
  • Support and respond to spontaneous/critical/major incidents and/or events within the remit of Policing.
  • Conduct Research using a range of systems.

You will be working on a varied shift pattern, which includes working weekend attracting a shift allowance in additional to the base salary.

Due to the nature of our work, security is of paramount importance to us and therefore it will be necessary to pass and maintain vetting level DV.  In order to achieve this, you must be a British National and have resided in the UK for the past ten years. Exemptions apply for overseas or other diplomatic service (with HM Government), and studying abroad.  

You can find more information about security vetting here.

Further Information

The following virtual information briefing will be held to give more information about the role and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions:

Thursday 30th November 2023 at 10:00am

If you would like to attend, please contact quoting reference 20902 to register your attendance. Please state which session you would like to attend.

How to Apply

Click on the “Apply” button before the closing date of Sunday 3rd December 2023 at 23:55 where you will be asked to attach your CV to the application form. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates the following essential criteria: 

  • Recent and relevant experience in a busy environment, working in intelligence is an advantage, experience of research. A good knowledge of the intelligence process and cycle, including NIM
  • Proven experience in collating and assessing and processing information and making rational decisions in a methodical way.
  • Previous experience of working in a security conscious environment with secret and confidential material. Understanding of handling and movement of such documents and able to recognise and deal appropriately with sensitive information
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation e.g. Data Protection, MOPI, CPIA & HRA, RIPA and be prepared to attend and give evidence at Crown Court, Coroner’s Court, County Court and any other required judicial process

To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. 

At CTPSE and SEROCU we are committed to reflecting the communities we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We welcome applications from those interested in part time and flexible working, and encourage applications from our under represented communities.

Our people say that benefits include a good work/life balance, a supportive and welcoming place to work and excellent terms including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact quoting the Job Reference number 20902.

IMPORTANT: If you are already a Thames Valley Police (TVP) member of staff, shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy if we receive a high volume of applications. Should you wish to apply for this post, we advise you to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.