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Principal Counter Terrorism Security Advisor

Location: East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire

Salary: £33,915 - £40,950

Contract: Permanent

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Closing date: 23rd June, 2024

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About Counter Terrorism Policing - East Midlands (CTP-EM)

Leicestershire Police: before applying for this role, please contact your current Head of Directorate and the Resource Planning Inspector at Leicestershire Police to understand whether you can be released.

Counter Terrorism Policing - East Midlands (CTP-EM) are looking for a dynamic and high performing Principal Counter Terrorism Security Advisor.

We work as part of the national Counter Terrorism Policing network to keep people safe by preventing, deterring, and investigating terrorist and extremist activity.  We work collaboratively with a range of partners to reduce the threat and fear of terrorism and wider national security threats and deliver our objectives across the 4 pillars of HM Governments CONTEST strategy - PURSUE, PREVENT, PROTECT & PREPARE

Overview of the role

In this role, you will ensure the efficient delivery of counter terrorism protective security strategies; represent the regional, Protect and Prepare lead as required on counter terrorism protective security issues and maintain positive and effective engagement with Police Chief Officers teams, Senior Investigation Officers (SIOs), the national CT network, MI5, NPSA, NaCTSO, Local Authorities (to CEO Level).

Key Responsibilities

  • To be accountable to the regional Protect and Prepare lead for the delivery of CTSA protect and prepare national and regional priorities within the East Midlands.
  • To quality assure, the consistency and compliance with national standards in all areas of CTSA activities, to challenge individual and team performance where appropriate, seeking efficiencies and consistency of effort.
  • To direct the promotion of awareness of the terrorist threat and develop positive ongoing relationships with internal and external partners and the delivery of presentations.


The must haves

  • The applicant must have successfully completed the national CTSA accreditation process and attained a City and Guilds Licentiateship in Counter Terrorism Security Management or a certificate of occupational competence as a CTSA and maintained accredited status.
  • To hold the Award in Education and Training (AET) level 3 qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience of working and liaising with other statutory agencies and business communities developing partnerships in problem solving
  • Hold a full driving licence and prepared to travel throughout the East Midlands Policing region.

To support you with your application we have provided our recruitment process.

  • Vacancy closes Sunday 23rd June 2024 at 23:55
  • Shortlisting will take place 24th/25th June 2024.
  • Interview will be held 8th and 9th July 2024.


Security Requirements

This post requires regular access to sensitive material and applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo enhanced security clearance before taking up the post. 

The material may be of sensitivity to the UK and may therefore be restricted to UK nationals.  In approved circumstances, dual nationals (of which one element is British) may be granted access.

However, if potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed, the post holder will not be permitted access the systems or material required for the role and will not therefore be able to perform their duties. 

For the purposes of safeguarding national security, applicants who do not hold or achieve the required levels of security clearance requirements cannot be offered the post.

Please refer to the job description for full role requirements.

Police Stations

Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall

Working for the constabulary

Policing in Derbyshire takes more than 3,500 people in a wide range of roles. Around half of these are police officers, but we also have a variety of police staff. From police community support officers to police staff and volunteers, we all play an equally important role in protecting the people of Derbyshire.

It’s a vibrant, challenging and rewarding place to work and we’re committed to equality and diversity. We aim to create a constabulary that truly reflects the communities we serve. As part of this, we promote Positive Action. This means when you apply to join us, as well as assessing you on merit, we’ll look at your application according to our need and in line with current legislation to actively encourage a more diverse workforce.