Police/Detective Constable – Border Policing Officer (CTPSE)

Border Policing
Near Gatwick
Police Constable
Full Time

About Us 

Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE) – Working to keep people safe from the threat of terrorism.

Who are we?

CT Border Policing (BP) officers are at the front line of protecting national security from the threats posed by Terrorism and Hostile Acts by Foreign States at the borders and ports of Surrey and Sussex.

Our CT BP officers are tasked to manage the known and unknown threats posed by individuals and groups seeking to travel across borders in furtherance of terrorism.

The role is intrinsic to the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy and supporting the British Intelligence Services including MI5 and MI6 in mitigating the threat to UK interests at home and abroad.

About the role

CT BP officers will have responsibility for proactively and reactively identifying persons of CT interest from entering and leaving the UK and in doing so, protecting our National Security and keeping our communities safe.

This will involve working closely with our partners including MI5, MI6, UK Border Force, the National Crime Agency, Gatwick Division Policing, Gatwick Airport Ltd, and the airlines.

Our team are based airside and have officers and detainee facilities in both the South and North Terminals.  We have an in house research and analysis team who work closely with CT Border Officers to identify the threats and risk and help to manage the changing threat picture.

The role requires the officer to be up to date with geographical and political knowledge, to be able to adapt to dealing with persons internationally.

Officers will be working to local, regional and national direction and will play an active part in keeping our communities safe from; Islamic Extremism, Right Wing Terrorism, Single Incident Terrorism, Hostile Acts by Foreign States and Northern Ireland Related Terrorism.

There is specific legislation that CT Border Officers use to detain, interview and determine if someone is or has been involved in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of Acts of Terrorism.  

Have you ever wondered what the role of Counter Terrorism Border Officers is…?

We are holding a recruitment session via MS Teams on the dates below where we will explain our role, discuss some of the incidents we have been involved with and where you will be able to speak to the team. 

·         Monday 10th May 2021 @ 1000hrs

·         Saturday 15th May 2021 @ 1000hrs

·         Tuesday 18th May 2021 @ 1600hrs

If you think this may be a role for you, email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk  quoting the Job Reference and your shoulder number/Force.

About you 

This post is open to all Constables who are willing and able to undertake an accreditation process including a pass or fail exam. The successful applicant will possess strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with a wide range of partner agencies and members of the travelling public.

This role involves working within an international airport, international ferry port, other portal areas and deal with persons from all over the world. We are seeking to appoint a candidate with effective report writing skills, self-motivation and good investigative and interviewing skills. If you have any language skills, this is also beneficial to the role!

At CTP SE, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level.  Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals.  This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for purposes of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

How to apply 

To apply, please click on the Apply button below. The closing date is 23:55hrs on Sunday 30th May 2021.

We expect interviews to take place in the week commencing Monday 28th June 2021.

For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting the Job Reference 17872.

Please note Hampshire Officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application via Hampshire HR. All officers will be required to complete the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the advert).

Officers from the South East Regional Forces (Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire) will not need to transfer to Thames Valley Police and remain with their home Force. 

Please use Google Chrome when completing your application, wherever possible, as this will enhance performance.