ERSOU / CTP - Counter Terrorism Security Advisor - Protect & Prepare - Ref: 11123

Posted on 5th Aug 2022
Bedfordshire Eastern

ERSOU / CTP - Counter Terrorism Security Advisor - Protect & Prepare - Ref: 11123

ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the ERSOU team by using the email provided below. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, professional individual to join the National Counter Terrorism Policing initiative within the eastern region. This is an exciting opportunity to join the regional Counter Terrorism Security Advisor team who are dedicated to delivering counter terrorism protective security advice, contributing to HMG’s Contest Strategy. As part of a specialised team that works across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, the post holder will deliver security advice and guidance to locations which are more vulnerable to attack from terrorists.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal drive;
  • Have an ability to work alone but also as part of a team;
  • Show good interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Be able to communicate at all levels with confidence;
  • Demonstrate a high standard of report writing and have good IT skills;
  • Have excellent record keeping management;
  • Have evidence of problem solving and a high level of personal responsibility;
  • Have community and customer focus along with good planning skills.

This is a full-time post (37 hours per week, Monday-Friday) ensuring coverage across the core office hours of 08:00 to 17:00. The working day is 8 hours including lunch break.  On occasions you will need to be flexible outside of these hours to deliver a service to our partners and clients. This position is not currently suitable for part time working.

Although you will be employed by Bedfordshire Police the successful candidate will be based within a key location in the eastern region.  There is a requirement to travel to provide support in any of the county forces, you therefore must be in possession of a valid UK driving licence.

This is an agile role, as per ERSOU guidance.  Whilst some functions need to be delivered at designated sites, others can be undertaken remotely. The position will be primarily office-based, with some agile working supported.

The successful candidate will be given extensive training and support. They will be required to attend and pass the three-week CTSA Foundation Course, as well as a series of thematic based courses during the following two years, and be expected to attain the relevant Certificate of Occupational Competence within that period.  Due to the extensive cost and level of training, the successful candidate will need to commit to a minimum of 3 years in the role (from the point of completion of the CTSA Foundation Course).

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting and Security Clearance before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

If you wish to speak to a member of the unit to discuss this role in more detail please email the CTSA Supervisors at

This post is designated a ‘reserved post’ under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is open only to UK Nationals.

You will be expected to provide written evidence around the minimum entry requirements from the role profile (maximum 500 words) plus additional written evidence in relation to the following competencies:

  • We are collaborative
  • We analyse critically
  • Entry requirements

Please note there is a 500-word limit for each competency based statement.

Please note that applicants will be required to submit their written application prior to the closing date – 4th September 2022.

If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents.

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed. 

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the Redeployment Portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the entry requirements only. Please see attached role profile for guidance. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be expected to provide evidence against the personal qualities, and entry requirements, stipulated in the role profile.

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