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- NCTPHQ - International Protect and Prepare Team - Overseas

Force Wide
Full Time

National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters

International Protect and Prepare Team


Overseas Coordinator

Band V*/Sergeant/Inspector

Secondment: Two years  

Location: International


Job Summary

The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of a number of key areas of international Protect and Prepare capability and capacity building overseas.

The post holder will be posted overseas as a Protect and Prepare coordinator. You will be the first point of contact for high level governmental and policing partnership representing the National Coordinator Protect & Prepare, UK Police at both a strategic and tactical level.

This requires the highest levels of professionalism and personal responsibility in this challenging and very rewarding position that will test all your core skills and experience.

Your aim will be to identify, develop and manage the delivery of products and activity overseas with the assistance of the UK team, in collaboration, with local agencies and key stakeholders. Based at the Embassy you will work alongside the Counter Terrorism Police Liaison Officer (CTPLO) and the Foreign Commonwealth Office in country, as well as other overseas partner agencies.    


Vetting and STRAP

This post will require you to hold National Security Vetting (NSV) at Developed Vetting (DV).

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 various locations both UK and internationally, travel will be required. 

For an application pack, please contact CTPHQ HR via email

For further information regarding the roles please contact DI Stephen Atkinson

Completed applications must be returned to CTPHQ Recruitment, PO BOX 57192, London, SW6 1SF by 8th December 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.