Police/Detective Sergeant - CT Borders Policing (Substantive/On Promotion Opportunity)
Counter Terrorism Border Police officers are at the front line of protecting national security from the threats posed by Terrorism and serious and organised crime at the borders and ports of Hampshire and Sussex.
Border Police officers are tasked to manage the known and unknown threats posed by individuals and groups seeking to travel across borders in furtherance of Terrorism and serious organised crime. This role is intrinsic to the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy supporting partner agencies in mitigating the threat to UK interests at home and abroad.
You will supervise a team of Border Police officers and work closely with UK Border Force, Port/Airport/Docks staff and security partners. You will gather and supervise the submission of quality intelligence in relation to terrorism, extremism and serious and organised crime.
You will be self-motivated and have strong interpersonal/communication skills. You will also have good investigative and interviewing skills
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 opportunity is open to substantive Sergeants and Constables suitability qualified to apply for promotion. There are different application requirements for Substantive Officers and those Officers applying for Promotion. If you wish to apply you need to have support from Head of Command / Department. Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application.
Substantive officers 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).
In addition to this information, officers applying on promotion should also submit a ‘Why Me, Why Now’ letter which outlines your motivation and suitability for the role at this time. Your evidence should also demonstrate the relevant behaviours, skills, knowledge and experience in relation to your capability at this rank in accordance with the core competencies (CVF) Step up Criteria. The letter must be no more than two (2) sides of A4. The margins must not be modified from 2.54cm. All evidence outside the margins should be removed. You will also be required to upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent CPD record//Focus Feedback meeting) and the Police Officer Promotion Reference Form (not the Recommendation for Appointment form).
For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting the Job Reference 17437.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 29 November 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.
This opportunity is closed to applications.