Detective Chief Inspector – Deputy Head of Investigations (Substantive Only)

Investigations, Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE)
Near M4 Junction 12
Detective Chief Inspector
Full Time

We welcome applications from substantive Chief Inspectors for an opportunity to work as part of Counter Terrorism Policing Unit (CTPSE) on behalf of the South East region.

In this role you will work as deputy to the Head of Investigations, leading a team of CTSIOs and covert operatives; you will also undertake the role of Counter Terrorism Senior Investigating Officer (CTSIO) and investigate serious crime and critical incidents as they arise. You will provide oversight to counter terrorism investigations and work with partners to ensure efficient and effective use of resources to mitigate risks to national security.

To be successful in this role you will have previously undertaken the role of SIO or DSIO in serious crime management and investigation. You will also have experience of managing investigations using covert tactics in either Counter Terrorism Policing, Serious Organised Crime investigations, or serious / major crime investigations. You will be a qualified detective (to PIP2 or PIP3) and a skilled communicator.

CTPSE are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to Developed Vetting (DV) 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 the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

You will be shortlisted against the Essential Criteria and should submit an online application form. You will be required to upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent copy of your CPD record/Focus Feedback meeting) and a copy of your Training Record. You will be also required to upload the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the Job Advert) in the ‘Line Managers Approval Form’. Thames Valley Police (TVP) officers who have already passed the TVP Promotion, can apply as a substantive (above application requirements). 

Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application via Hampshire HR.

For further information please email quoting the Job Reference 17547

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 17th January 2021.

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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Thames Valley Police, 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.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via:  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.