Counter Terrorism Security Advisor

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Role Responsibilities



Identify and assess vulnerable crowded place sites that might be subject to terrorist or extremist attack. Devising and developing appropriate protective security plans to reduce vulnerability, minimise the impact of an attack and save lives within those sites and the surrounding communities.

Provide support to the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) by providing protective security advice to sites and sectors that are designated as part of the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), and classified within central government threat assessment processes as being at risk.

Inspect and survey sites to fulfil statutory obligations in regard to the storage of hazardous substances, radiological sources, pathogens and toxins. Working closely with the Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive to ensure the appropriate security is in place for those sectors and that records regarding to the location, control and access to these substances are accurate and maintained.

Promote and develop customer awareness of the threat from terrorism through presentations and briefings, whilst maintaining and developing counter terrorism networks by engaging other police departments and varied partner agencies and organisations.

Act as a single point of contact within the West Midlands Region for counter terrorism and domestic extremism protective security advice, policy development and revision.

Develop, inform, and encourage multi-agency threat and risk assessment methodology to identify and prioritise key sites within the West Midlands. Conduct site surveys; develop action plans and performance regimes to ensure meaningful vulnerability reduction across community and business sectors is achieved.

Work with other Counter Terrorist Units (CTU), Special Branches (SB), other intelligence agencies and partners to receive, assess and action information that will help to inform the threat against vulnerable sites and inform multi agency decision making.

Receive sensitive intelligence and manage information sharing needs in accordance with GPMS and other guidance. Manage the subsequent information sharing processes and conversion methodology that will ensure source protection and integrity of the information to those that need to know it.

Analyse and research the developing geographical demand picture of the vulnerable/critical sites against multi agency data layers, such as urban planning, regeneration and natural hazard data so that opportunities can be identified for future mitigation measures or enhanced site or community resilience.

Deliver regular awareness presentations and training on the CTSA role to CTU staff, SB officers, Ports officers and Local Policing Units. Undertake multi agency table top and multimedia training exercises for representatives from the retail, leisure, travel and architecture industries to raise awareness of counter terrorism initiatives.

Take part and assist in the planning of resilience and other multi agency response exercises to test business continuity, contingency, security and other tactical plans. Contribute to the debriefing processes and learning to prepare better for the future.

Undertake various site and personnel security surveys to ensure precautionary measures are taken to protect individual(s) from terrorist or extremist threats linked to court cases, media attention or controversial legislation so that they can live without fear of reprisals from suspects or their linked organisations.

Work with the Crime Prevention Design Advisors (CPDA) throughout the region to ensure that all Local Authority planning departments identify future vulnerable sites in their areas and that developers and ongoing urban regeneration work is influenced by the Protect agenda of the Governments Contest strategy.


Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • Awareness and a broad knowledge of national and local issues surrounding terrorism and the Police response to it.
  • Ability to effectively represent the Force and the Police service externally and maintain credible working relationships with customers.
  • Ability to analyse, assess and present complex information.
  • Experience of using IT based intelligence systems coupled with the ability to use other computer applications.
  • Uses legal knowledge and knowledge of Force procedures to good operational effect.
  • Knowledge of current local, national and international affairs.
  • Develop knowledge of the following legislation in relation to terrorism; The Terrorism Act 2000, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
  • Willing to work towards and pass the City and Guilds Licentiateship Award in Counter Terrorism Security Management, which must be achieved within two years from time of appointment.
  • Willingness to attend a basic three week residential course and to undertake up to a further twelve additional courses between one and five days in length at locations across the country - training in crime prevention, counter terrorism protective security techniques and other related topics.
  • Proven inter personal skills (oral and presentational, listening and clarifying, influencing, persuading and negotiating).
  • Proven problem solving skills with partners in a multi-agency environment.


Desirable Skills and Competencies


  • Have the ability and knowledge to complete site surveys and complete risk assessment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of protective security subjects.
  • Knowledge/awareness of Crime Prevention, Military Security, Architectural Liaison or relevant Engineering or Industrial experience.
  • Good knowledge of the UK Governments Contest strategy.

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