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- NCTPOC - Public Order Policing Section (POPS)

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National Counter Terrorism Policing Operations Centre

Public Order Policing Section (POPS)


Police Constable


Secondment: Two Years

Location: London



To advise and assist forces in the development of strategies and tactics for the policing of significant public order events throughout the United Kingdom. You will support the flow and gathering of intelligence, attend demonstrations and provide detailed post event reporting. You will be expected to be the regular interface between the CTP-NOC and all levels of commanders and partner agencies dealing with significant national strategic public order events.


Vetting and STRAP

This post will require you to hold National Security Vetting (NSV) at Security Check (SC).

The post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) before taking up the post. Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post. 

Additional Information:

No accommodation provided, excess travel may be met subject to prior consultation.

All posts are on secondment for a period of two years and based in London although some travel UK travel will be required. 

For an application pack, please contact CTPHQ HR via email

For further information regarding the roles please contact DI Paul Mann  or PS David Casson

Completed applications must be returned to CTPHQ Recruitment, PO BOX 57192, London, SW6 1SF by 24th November 2017.

Applicants should send an electronic copy to CTPHQ HR but a hard copy of your application form including wet signatures must be forwarded to the above address.

All appointments are subject to the post holder satisfying the highest levels of security clearance at the time of appointment and for the duration of the secondment agreement. Failure to achieve such clearance or removal of such clearance will result in termination of the secondment agreement and the post holder will be returned to force. This does not affect your statutory right.

This opportunity is closed to applications.