Service Architect – Counter Terrorism Policing

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Service Architect - Counter Terrorism Policing
Interim Position

MPS 0007 3F3F / 1

Posted: 17th March 2023 14:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £464.94. per day PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months

  • Birmingham
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Interim Service Architect - Counter Terrorism Policing

Reference no:  MPS 0007 3F3F / 1

Pay Rate: Up to £464.94. per day PAYE depending on experience

This opening assignment is for 12 months

Office based

DV/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 ICT Pillar & CT Policing requires a Service Architect to work within the Counter Terrorism Operations Centre CTOC & Caeruleus Programmes. In particular he/she will capture all Network and infrastructure requirements and criteria for the various Partner and CTP systems that will be required to be met by CORVINA/CHAPARRAL and Caeruleus programmes. In turn they will deliver the business a Network Infrastructure based on today’s requirements and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

  • SPOC and responsible for the design of Network infrastructure throughout the project lifecycle demonstrating a high level of understanding of the customer and partner drivers and requirements.
  • Responsible for the translation of customer requirements, business requirements and produce Scope of Works packages for the project building contractors and subcontractors to work to.
  • Responsible for the interaction with 3rd party suppliers and Onsite contractors for Hardware and Installations services.
  • Oversee the Infrastructure Installation and be an SME in their area and be able to advise on the best practice during the project lifecycle.
  • Understanding and responsibility for the planning and carry out the migration of Live Services.
  • Understanding and ability to provide “at the time” solutions should issues arise during the project lifecycle.
  • Mentor the Network Infrastructure Team on all design principles specific to the project and its lifecycle and ensure the implementation follows that design.
  • Joint responsibility in the identification and highlight risks to delivery and have a clear understanding of Security Accreditation implications and liaise with the relevant departments and individuals required throughout.
  • Investigation, design and production of the Scope of works Documentation for the Building Floorplates.
  • Investigation, design and production of the Scope of works Documentation for the Core and Access TER’s.
  • Investigation, design and production of Network Infrastructure Scope of Works Documentation.
  • Network Infrastructure Specification, Procurement, Implementation and Decommissioning.
  • Network Infrastructure HLD and LLD As-fitted Documentation.
  • Implementation of existing ICT Systems and from the projects portfolio.


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. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of working on large scale Business Change and IT enabled Transformation Programmes.
  3. Experience in National/International Network Deployments.
  4. Experience of managing Teams of engineers.
  5. Experience in Stakeholder(s) interaction/meetings at all levels.
  6. Experience of Large Scale Network Infrastructure Designs and Installations.
  7. Experience in Site Surveying, Installation, Migration and Decommissioning.
  8. Experience of Secure Installation in Secure environment including JSP604 (JSP480) and SCIDA practices.


Experience – Desirable

  1. Understanding and knowledge of CT Policing including 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 .
  2. Experience of working in Central Government.
  3. Experience of working the Policing sector.
  4. Experience of working in CT Policing.
  5. Experience in Stakeholder(s) interaction/meetings at all levels.
  6. Experience in Third party management and interaction.
  7. Experience of Large-Scale Network Designs and Installations.


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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. DV/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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Service Architect - Counter Terrorism Policing
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