Community Engagement Officer – Counter Terrorism Policing

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Community Engagement Officer – Counter Terrorism Policing
Interim Position

MPS 0006 F1A8 / 1

Posted: 12th January 2023 14:40
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.52 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Community Engagement Officer – Counter Terrorism Policing 

Reference no: MPS 0006 F1A8 / 1   

£24.52 per hour PAYE  

Hybrid working  

CTC vetting required for this role  

Community Engagement & Oversight officer who can work on their own initiative and as part of a team, leading and managing community-led oversight programmes, training, workshops, and other community events. Supporting the delivery of the Independent Custody visitor programme, and the stop and search / local scrutiny work within the Engagement and Oversight team 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To implement effective community-led engagement, oversight and scrutiny programmes, including but not limited to oversight of the use of police powers and the statutory Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.  
  • To support the monitoring and evaluation of community engagement, oversight and scrutiny programmes, using formal and informal feedback to constructively shape and develop those programmes.  
  • To lead and manage community-led oversight meetings, training, workshops and other community events, including drafting related documents, providing guidance on the most appropriate engagement approaches, meeting procedures and other relevant matters.  
  • To attend local forums/groups/meetings on a regular basis and ad hoc when required, to represent and promote MOPAC programmes, maintain local partnerships and gather community insights. This will involve some evening work as well as public speaking and presenting.  
  • To research and maintain strong working knowledge of relevant legislation, Codes of Practice, National Standards and developments in policy and practice to ensure compliance and inform your own and the wider team’s work.  
  • To ensure equality and diversity principles are embedded in community engagement and oversight programmes.  
  • To support commissioning, procurement and financial arrangements, ensuring grants/contracts and payments are processed efficiently. Role Programme Officer – Community Engagement and MPS Oversight Grade 6 Reports To Programme Manager Post Ref PN00035A, PN00036A Directorate Strategy and MPS Oversight Team Community Engagement and MPS Oversight Team  
  • To draft programme reports, Mayor’s Questions, correspondence and briefings, analysing data and feedback to enable MOPAC oversight of the MPS and the management of MOPAC programmes within required deadlines.  
  • To build and maintain effective relationships with voluntary and community sector stakeholders and statutory agencies to share information, report findings, inform programme development and identify areas for improvement.  
  • To support the development of communication strategies, maintaining stakeholder databases, drafting speeches, communication materials and social media to promote community involvement in, and awareness of, MOPAC programmes 

A career in Counter Terrorism Policing (CT Policing) is like no other. Every day offers a variety of exciting challenges and exceptional opportunities played out on a regional, national and international stage. Your skills could help protect the UK. With the ongoing terrorist threat, there has never been a more important time to be working alongside some of the best and brightest to help keep people safe. Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity. We do this by working in local to global partnerships, from policing teams on the beat and on the streets; supported by a national network of specialist officers and staff across the UK, to our investigators and expert advisors in every corner of the world. 

Uniquely the police service, and specifically the Counter Terrorism network contributes to all four Pillars of the governments National Counter Terrorism (CONTEST) strategy. The Counter Terrorism Policing headquarters, on behalf of government and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), ensures that the CT network has the funding, capabilities and resources it needs to deliver CONTEST effectively and to keep people safe from terrorism. It does this through the provision of corporate services, as well as national operational tasking and coordination. It houses a number of unique national CT capabilities that support the entire network, as well as overseeing delivery of CT policing across the regions to ensure that it operates in a way that is both effective and efficient. Crucially CTPHQ represents CT policing’s interest within government and with wider stakeholders, ensuring that the policing contribution to CONTEST is both understood and appreciated. Hosted by the Metropolitan Police, Counter Terrorism Policing oversees the UK’s National Counter Terrorism Policing Network. 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document. 

  1. Have experience of working in partnership across organisations and sectors to deliver community engagement programmes, workshops, and other community events 
  2. Experience of working with volunteers and community-led organisations with an understanding of how to deliver engagement plans to encourage participation in a community engagement and involvement context 
  3. Experience of drafting and delivering presentations and facilitating workshops and community events in person and online 
  4. Effective organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work on your initiative ensuring deadlines and objectives are achieved 
  5. Be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team 
  6. Ability to build effective relationships at all levels of seniority with communities, stakeholders, and partner organisations to resolve conflict, build consensus, inform and enable programmes of work 
  7. Be a flexible worker able to work in a hybrid format, and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. CTC vetting required for this role 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Community Engagement Officer – Counter Terrorism Policing
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