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MPS 0006 CE6F / 1

Posted: 9th May 2023 11:03
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.95 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary ROA x4 – Counter Terrorism Policing 

Reference no: MPS 0006 CE6F / 1   

Pay rate £11.95 per hour PAYE   

This opening assignment is for 4-5 months 

The pay rate will start at £11.95 per hour PAYE moving to the AWR rate of £16.68 per hour 

Part time available 

Office based. The role will require the candidate to complete 5 days a week training onsite until the candidate is fully trained, it will then move to Hybrid looking at 2 – 3 days a week in office 

Vetting exemption will sought if successful which takes 3-5 weeks 

The DPA Right of Access team are responsible for processing Right of Access Requests made under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and requests from insurance companies under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) 


Key responsibilities: 


  • Uses specialist knowledge to make informed decisions in relation to the disclosure of personal data held by the MPS requested by applicants under the Right of Access provisions of the Data Projection Act 2018 (DPA) and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the NPCC/ABI Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
    Considers and applies exemptions to information held by the MPS requested as part of a right of access request in order to assess whether the personal data can be disclosed in its entirety, partially disclosed or completely withheld. The consideration requires detailed knowledge of DPA legislation and the ability to make risk based assessments on the information gathered with regards to the impact any such release has on the MPS, the applicant and other third parties that might be involved. 
  • Ensures that the processing of right of access requests and MOU requests are completed in accordance with the legislation’s statutory timeframe. This requires the ability to deal with a large number of requests, which are at different stages of the process, contemporaneously. 
  • Ensures that the processing of requests received under NPCC/ABI Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are completed in accordance with the timeframes outlined in the policy. This requires the ability to deal with a large number of requests, which are at different stages of the process, contemporaneously. 
  • Searches and examines police systems and databases in order to locate information relevant to requests, persists in seeking information adopting a variety of strategies. Recognises information needs, identifies and utilises appropriate information sources. This task also requires legislative knowledge in order to make decisions on what information is relevant to include in those searches. 
  • Engages with officers/staff of various ranks in order to gather information relevant and in scope of the request. This may involve providing legislative advice to them that clarifies what a right of access request is and the importance of complying with it due to the statutory nature of the requests. This advice is can be given via email/telephone or meetings.  In certain circumstances will be given the support of their line manager and SMT where required for more complex or sensitive requests/investigations. 
  • Reviews and makes decisions regarding disclosure on investigations ranging the entire spectrum of policing, such as Fraud, Murder, Kidnap, Anti-Terrorism and many more very complex and often sensitive investigations. This requires the ability to understand the information being considered for disclosure in order to engage relevant exemptions using legislative knowledge. 
  • Provides advice and updates to applicants via telephone or in writing in accordance with the legislation ensuring that third party data is not inadvertently disclosed. 
  • Conducts reviews of CCTV & custody footage using legislative knowledge to make decisions on disclosure and redactions. Maybe required to perform redactions on that footage. 
  • Utilises knowledge of Freedom of Information (FOI) to identify any questions within a right of access request that may fall under FOI that need to be dealt with as such and liaises with the correct team in order for the request to be logged 

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: 

  • Basic knowledge of the Data Protection Act 1998 & 2018 
  • Basic knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 
  • Knowledge of MPS systems i.e. CRIS, CRIMINT, IIP, EAPPS etc 
  • Knowledge of Case Management system Cycfreedom 
  • Knowledge of MPS units and who to contact to obtain relevant information 
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills 
  • Ability to pay attention to detail 
  • Ability to look at the bigger picture when dealing with complex and sensitive cases 
  • Ability to pick up and assimilate relevant information quickly and easily 

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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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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. 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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