Chief Inspector – Head of Protect and Prepare (CTP SE)

Protect and Prepare, Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE)
Near M4 Junction 12
Chief Inspector
Full Time

Our Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) Protect and Prepare (P&P) Unit work collaboratively with the UK government, forces and overseas partners to keep people safe from the threat of terrorism. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead the P&P portfolio as Head of Protect and Prepare. Working as part of the Senior Leadership Team in CTPSE you will be responsible for the continual development, implementation and co-ordination of the CT P&P Strategy for the South East region. The role holder will lead and manage the CTPSE training, organisational learning and development resources to ensure officers and staff working within CT policing in our region, are properly equipped to perform their role.

We welcome applications from substantive Chief Inspectors and Inspectors suitably qualified and supported to apply for promotion. We are seeking to appoint a candidate with excellent communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills.  The successful candidate will have experience of working in partnership with other agencies to deliver results.

Developing our talent is important.  We recognise that professional progress is important and in this role, and with CTPSE you will have the opportunity for continuous development.

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 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.

Are you interested to hear more about the role …?

Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes (Head of CTPSE) and DCI Dick Meadows (Head of P&P) are holding a recruitment session on Thursday 03 June 2021 at 10.00am via MS Teams.  Here you can find out more about working in CTPSE and what you can expect if you were to take on the role.

If you think this may be a role for you, email  quoting the Job Reference and your shoulder number/Force.

How to apply 

To apply, please submit an online application (Apply button below). Please ensure that you have support  from Head of Command / Department. Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application via Hampshire HR. Kent Officers will need to inform HR Resource Planning at the earliest opportunity of intention to apply.   

Candidates will be short listed against the Essential Criteria.  Please 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. Please also 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 (Recommendation for Appointment form not required). 

The closing date for applications is 23:55hrs on Sunday 13 June 2021. 

For further information please email quoting the Job Reference 17901

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This opportunity is closed to applications.