Police/Detective Constable– Filed Intelligence and Operations (Kent)

Intelligence, Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE)
Police Constable
Full Time

This is a challenging role that requires the successful candidate to work within a complex multi-agency environment dealing with all aspects of Counter Terrorism, Right Wing Terrorism and Left, Anarchist and Single Issue Terrorism. (Previously referred to as DE Domestic Extremism). The successful candidate should have an interest in Counter-Terrorism and a willingness to undertake training and hold responsibilities relevant to this specialist role.

As a Field Intel and Operations officer, you will be working closely with local, regional and national partner agencies. You will develop and maintain professional relationships in order to maximize the exchange of information and intelligence, responding to threat and risk. You will therefore need to demonstrate excellent professional and collaborative abilities.

You will be required to proactively gather and submit intelligence from communities to enhance the wider CT intelligence picture in line with the CTPSE and Kent Control Strategy. A good knowledge and understanding of the collection, assessment and management of intelligence is essential along with knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation of Investigative Powers Act, 2000 (RIPA), Management of Police Information (MOPI) and Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act, 1996 (CPIA).

The successful applicant will be required to assist forces in the planning, intelligence development and attendance (as necessary) of Counter Terrorism impacted events and operations, providing operational resilience to spontaneous, critical and major incidents.

Part of the role will be to plan and administer lifestyle management operations around those individuals with relevant Counter Terrorism risk. Working in conjunction with the Fixed Intelligence Management Unit (FIMU) you will receive and manage actions to enhance intelligence relating to mitigating the wider Counter Terrorism threat and risk.

This opportunity would suit a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic individual who can perform the role with little supervision and self-task. You will need to manage time efficiently, work well under pressure and deal with conflicting demands. Having excellent communication and interpersonal skills is essential with the ability to communicate information effectively at strategic and tactical levels, producing top quality reports.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working in a team environment, have the ability to develop top class products that can be shared at local, regional and national level. The applicant should therefore be competent in the use of Police IT systems such as Athena, PNC and Microsoft Office products, with the ability to be trained on bespoke IT platforms. The successful candidate should ideally also have Anti-Terrorism experience.


This post requires frequent access to the most sensitive intelligence and material. The post holder must have a high level of personal integrity and professionalism. The applicant should be aware that this role may expose them to violent, disturbing or extreme material.

CTP SE and SEROCU 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.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home and providing an on call capability.

Any Kent Police officers applying or interested in applying, the role will be offered on Kent Terms and Conditions. Applicants should be aware that although they may be successful for this role, their release date will be determined in line with organisational need and the requirement to balance the Force resources. . Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application. All applicants will be required to complete the Recommendation for Appointment Form enclosed with the Job Advert.

For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting Job Reference17251

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 04 October 2020


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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.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.