Project Support Officer x 2 – Counter Terrorism Policing

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Project Support Officer x 2 - Counter Terrorism Policing
West Brompton, London
Interim Position

MPX TCLX 0007C 6B4 /1

Posted: 3rd August 2023 13:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £341.07 per day PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months

  • West Brompton, London,

    SW6 1TR

What's involved with this role:

Interim Project Support Officer x2 - Counter Terrorism Policing

Reference no: MPX TCLX 0007C 6B4 /1

Pay Rate: £311.31 per day - £341.07 per day PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 12 months

West Brompton, London

Hybrid working - 2-3 days in the office

Only candidates with current security clearance will be considered for this role

This role require DV clearance this must be already held and active – we are unable to consider any candidates who do not hold this level of vetting currently – please do not apply if you do not have this clearance

CT Policing must continually respond to the threat faced, therefore change is at the heart of CT.  The Programme Support Officer (PSO) is part of the Change Pillar which is responsible for overseeing change activity across the CT Network and which manages the delivery of the Counter Terrorism (CT) and Protective Security (PS) Policing Change Portfolio to meet strategic objectives  The Change Pillar is responsible for overseeing change activity across the CT Network. The Project Support Officer will be task-managed day-to-day by the Programme or Project Manager(s) for the Change initiative they are allocated to and will work flexibly across the change portfolio, deployed on specific change projects or programme(s) as requested by their Project Manager and/or the Head of PPM Services. The post holder may therefore work on multiple change projects at any time depending on the scale of change.

The post holder will need to work flexibly to provide management and maintenance of specific project management documents and governance such as (but not limited to): Planning, control and reporting, risk management and issue resolution, quality management, utilising tools such as the risk and issue registers, project plans, assumptions and dependencies logs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure overall project delivery is managed to a defined project plan, working with the team, business, suppliers and other relevant national Programmes to define key activities. The PSO will provide support to ensure the proactive management of risks and issues, dependencies, resources, costs and milestones associated with the implementation of projects.
  • Ensure regular reporting requirements are maintained through working closely with the Change Pillar’s Portfolio & Change Management Office (PfMO), and that the project continues to adhere to required documentation standards.
  • Understand the Project and Programme Management guidance and provide support in ensuring the programme/project complies with the agreed standards, approach and wider strategy of the Change pillar (based upon PRINCE2 and Managing Successful Programmes methodologies), with all necessary processes, standards and templates in place for the project to maintain this compliance;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and officers within the CTPHQ Change Pillar, other units within CTPHQ, across the CT Network, across Specialist Operations, other relevant areas of the MPS and with external stakeholders;
  • On and off-board project/programme team members, as well as provide other administrative support to the team, as required by the Project Manager.
  • Coordinate and manage Project Boards, ensuring the production of reporting packs, logistical coordination of meetings, and full administrative duties; minute taking, recording decision making and actions accurately in the appropriate project logs.
  • Ensure control documentation is maintained and updated regularly, working with the Project Manager and wider team. (For example, Risks/Issues logs, Assumptions, Dependencies etc, as requested by Project or Programme Manager.)
  • Administer the Change Control process through completion of required documentation and supporting related activities (impact assessments) in line with PfMO guidance.
  • Support facilitation of workshops and assist in the development of project and programme deliverables or products.
  • Enable the development of project Business Cases (and/or other stage gate documentation) through supporting tasks and activities as required by the Project Manager.
  • Provide appropriate document and information management on behalf of the project; ensuring project folders are kept tidy and well structured, with a document register for key items maintained throughout the lifecycle. Ensure appropriate classifications are applied to all documentation shared by the project/programme.
  • Support the project manager to ensure solutions are effectively transitioned to a defined business as usual approach and the project is closed effectively, ensuring that any post-project reviews are appropriately established with the business.
  • Enable the project manager, senior project manager and/or programme manager with ad hoc administrative requests as required, to enable the successful delivery of the project/programme.


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.


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  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of providing administrative support in a project or programme environment.
  3. Experience of supporting the delivery of relevant objectives and meeting the needs of customers and managers.
  4. Experience of undertaking a range of tasks, ensuring outcomes delivered to a high quality standard within the required timeframe.
  5. Experience of taking effective minutes, including succinct and accurate records of actions and decisions.
  6. Experience of helping others by supplying them with appropriate information to support effective decision-making.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Develops good working relationships through good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  2. Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  3. Excellent attention to detail.
  4. Shows initiative, drive, intellect, personal resilience and motivation to deliver a quality service.
  5. Manages own time and relevant resources efficiently and effectively.
  6. Highly organised and able to meet demanding deadlines in a pressured environment.
  7. Strong IT skills in the use of Microsoft Office products.
  8. Ability to work flexibly and re-prioritise as necessary.
  9. Only candidates who hold active DV Clearance will be considered for this role.


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