Detective Sergeant – Intelligence Management Unit (IMU) Supervisor (Substantive/On Promotion opportunity)

Intelligence, Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE)
Detective Sergeant
Full Time

We welcome applications from substantive Detective Sergeants and Detective Constables seeking promotion for a Detective Sergeant opportunity with Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE). You will join our Fixed Intelligence Management Unit (FIMU) crucial to CTP SE.

You will provide supervision, guidance and leadership in the Counter Terrorism (CT) and Right and Left Wing Terrorism (LRWT – previously known as Domestic Extremism (DE) Intelligence Management Unit. You will ensure the professional and consistent management and control of all intelligence and information that enters and leaves the CT / DE Intelligence Management Unit, providing quality assurance and ensuring adherence to national standards. You will also provide resilience to Detective Inspector, Intelligence Manager when required.

You will sound experience of intelligence gathering, analysis and risk management.  You must also have a good understanding of relevant policy/legislation and awareness of Counter Terrorism (CT) policing together with an ability to demonstrate handling of information management and technology. 

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.

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. The Intelligence department operates 24/7 and supervisor roles are expected to support the provision of an on call function. The post holder should be aware that the role may require exposure to violent, disturbing or extreme material.

All vacancies of Sergeant and above are advertised to substantive and on promotion applicants at the same time; 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) 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’.

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). 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) and the Police Officer Promotion Reference Form.

For further information please email quoting the Job Reference 17088.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 22:55hrs on Sunday 02 August 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.