RAID Manager – Counter Terrorism Policing

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RAID Manager - Counter Terrorism Policing
West Brompton, London
Interim Position

MPS 0007 69D8 / 1

Posted: 15th May 2023 10:16
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £425.10 per day PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • West Brompton, London,

    SW6 1TR

What's involved with this role:

Interim RAID Manager - Counter Terrorism Policing

Reference no:  MPS 0007 69D8 / 1

Pay rate: Up to £425.10 per day PAYE depending on experience

This opening assignment is for 6 months

Office based

SC/STRAP vetting required for this role

Candidates with current SC/DV clearances will go through their vetting processes, currently this is taking up to 6 months.  If you are already in a contract that potentially is not ending for a few months and this role is of interest, do let us know, we would be happy to discuss further.

The purpose of the role is to work within the Portfolio Management Office, the purpose of this role is to ensure effective management and escalation of risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies at project, programme and portfolio level.

The role holder will need to work flexibly in periods of high demand. Whilst sitting under the team structure of the Portfolio Management Office (PfMO), the role holder acts as Centre of Excellence lead for Risk, Issues, Assumptions and Dependency Management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to projects or programmes to apply portfolio standards in identifying, tracking and managing risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies, including facilitation of workshops and internal upskilling.
  • Work with portfolio and external stakeholders to develop the tools, templates and guidance for RAID management at project, programme and portfolio levels.
  • Maintain Portfolio-level RAID controls.
  • Responsible on behalf of the Portfolio Office Lead for maintaining the national and London CT & PS change portfolio RAID controls, and assuring effective management.
  • Ensure risks and issues (including any trends / patterns) are effectively escalated to the Portfolio Office Lead within an escalation process and criteria as defined by the Portfolio Office Lead.
  • Ensure RAID reviews are held regularly at portfolio, programme and project level, as appropriate.
  • Develop, maintain and implement robust, effective and efficient RAID management approach and processes, and provide associated guidance and tools required, at portfolio, programme and project levels.
  • Ensure consistent RAID management standards are applied across the national and London CT & PS change portfolios, working with Project and Programme PMOs to achieve this.
  • Work collaboratively with other portfolios of change and external stakeholders to identify where there are common risks, issues and dependencies between portfolios.
  • Use experience and lessons learned to provide best practice guidance to support successful delivery of the projects and programmes within portfolio.
  • Provide RAID expertise at national and London CT & PS portfolio level, and act as a ‘critical friend’, ensuring RAID controls are robust, realistic and achievable.


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:



  1. Management of Risk (M_O_R): Practitioner and/or recognised industry equivalent qualification.
  2. P3O Certification (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices): Foundation.
  3. Project Planning & Control: Foundation.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of risk and issue management in a project, programme or portfolio management environment and/or experience of risk management in a business environment.
  3. Understanding of the principles of risk and issue management, and the relevant tools and techniques.
  4. Experience of establishing and implementing risk and issue management processes in a project and/or programme or business environment.
  5. Experience of facilitating groups, balancing conflicting opinions, and building consensus as necessary.
  6. Experience of providing coaching and guidance to promote adherence to standards.
  7. Knowledge of and direct experience in applying programme and project management approaches such as MSP and PRINCE2.
  8. Previous experience of working in (local) government, a security agency or policing is essential.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels.
  2. Good facilitation skills, with the ability to elicit information and agreement from different types of stakeholders.
  3. Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  4. Understanding and experience of risk identification, assessment and management.
  5. Ability to analyse and use risk and issue information to support effective decision making.
  6. Highly organised and able to meet demanding deadlines in a pressured environment.
  7. Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
  8. Self-starter, confident and capable of working both independently and collaboratively to tight deadlines with plenty of initiative.
  9. Ability to analyse data and recognise trends that will enable decision making, and using Microsoft Excel to analyse and present data.


Experience/Qualifications – Desirable

  1. Experience of setting and delivering dependency management processes within a large programme or portfolio environment.
  2. A clear understanding and knowledge of CT Policing including its London (MPS), National (UK Force wide) and international responsibilities; including a clear understanding of CT Policing relationships to Government, security and intelligence agencies and legislative process including their governance arrangements desirable.
  3. Prince 2 Foundation.
  4. MSP Foundation.



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  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. SC/STRAP 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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