Police Constable/Detective Constable –Border Officers x 2 and a Part time vacancy of 20hrs a week.

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

Counter Terrorism Border Policing (CTBP) 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 Surrey and Sussex. On occasion officers are also deployed to support our colleagues across the CTP SE region.

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

As part of the Borders Policing Team, your responsibilities will include to;

  • Undertake examination of persons using Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000.
  • Gather quality intelligence both in relation to Terrorism, extremism and serious and organised crime and disseminate intelligence to partner agencies to enable the process of further investigation.
  • Detect and seize cash from persons involved or suspected to be involved in terrorism or criminal activity
  • Proactively police the UK border in partnership with UK Border Force, NCA and Gatwick Police


The posts are 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. You will work within an international airport and deal with persons from all over the world. You will also have effective report writing skills, self-motivation and good investigative and interviewing skills.

CTP SE 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.

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.

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 the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

Please note (for South East Regional officers) there is no requirement to transfer forces, although there is that option based on your personal circumstances and choice.

For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or telephone 01865 555839 quoting Job Reference 16733.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 05 April 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.