Subject Matter Expert – Counter Terrorism Policing

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Subject Matter Expert – Counter Terrorism Policing
West Brompton, London
Interim Position

MPX 0007 9F64 / 1

Posted: 3rd July 2023 10:07
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  • Pay Rate:

    £61.53 per hour PAYE

  • 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 Subject Matter Expert – Counter Terrorism Policing

Reference no:  MPX 0007 9F64 / 1

Pay Rate: £61.53 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 6 months

Hybrid working - Mainly office based – be available on a fortnightly basis (Thursday) to attend CTOC and occasionally dial in remotely via local CT office VTC

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

This role require SC/STRAP 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

The role holder will be expected to present on their area of expertise within the wider CT Network to ensure colleagues within Pursue and Prevent know of their availability and support they can offer within their area of business.

The post will involve supporting the Interventions Capability within CTP HQ.  Whilst the main area of responsibility will be to attend and assist with the management of risk mitigation plans within the CMM setting, there is an expectation for the SME to be available to the wider CT Network to support other areas of business within CT Policing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with key members of the CMM in order to share intelligence.
  • Work with key members in order to assess the risk and identify individual needs of a SOI in order to mitigate the wider CT risk.
  • Support the National CT Network, including, but not exclusively colleagues in Nominal Management and Prevent, supported and facilitated by the MAC DI, sharing their area of expertise to identify and advice on tactics to reduce the CT risk.
  • Work in collaboration with the wider key stakeholders to ensure MAC is understood in the wider CT Network.
  • Ensure they keep up to date with legislation and any case law rulings, through continuous professional development within their area of expertise.
  • Have an understanding of CT legislation and sensitives of TPIM, TEO and the CT networks role in TPIM and TEO.
  • Liaise with other professionals, sharing of intelligence and engagement with stakeholders at a tactical level to help write bespoke risk mitigation plans.


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. Creditable and reputable experience within the subject matter of expertise the role holder has attained.
  3. Have an ability to develop relationships with, engage and involve key stakeholders at a Tactical level (Probation, HMPPS, CT Network)
  4. Have well developed interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  5. Ability to produce high quality documentation at a National Level e.g. policies, guidance and reports
  6. Ability to communicate with & influence senior staff & stakeholders and build relationships across operation & professional boundaries and with partner organisations.
  7. Ability to assimilate, interpret and evaluate information on a variety of subjects understanding interdependencies.
  8. Ability to prioritise workload understanding dependencies
  9. Have an ability to identify tactics which aim to deliver team objectives.
  10. Have the highest levels of integrity; be able to handle information sensitively and diplomatically in accordance with policy.
  11. Delivery of high quality, accurate written products from meetings and other forums.


Experience – Desirable or working knowledge of:

  1. An understanding of Probation or Police Offender Management work
  2. Previous project support experience or previous experience of coordinating and supporting meetings in a multi-agency environment.


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  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. 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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