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Counter Terrorism Unit - Intelligence Supervisor


Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU)
210000IP Requisition #
🕔 Closing date: 28 October 2021, 11:59pm


Salary: £36,369 - £41,718 ▪ Grade:


Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) 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.

Based at our modern offices near to Birmingham International Airport, the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU) coordinates the regional counter terrorist response and provides specialist support to police forces in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and the West Midlands.


As an Intelligence Supervisor, you’ll be at the forefront of our work to confront terrorism and will lead a team receiving, assessing and developing intelligence in order to protect the UK from terrorist attacks.


You’ll bring excellent team management skills to shape and develop your team and get the best from them.

You’ll work 36.5 hour week, Monday to Friday, but there’s an expectation that you’ll work flexibly out of these hours if circumstances require it.  There may be a requirement at times to travel to other locations in the region.

Discover a fascinating role that’s at the heart of protecting the UK public. As part of WMCTU, you can expect a range of benefits plus excellent training and the chance to develop.


The role

Working effectively with colleagues across counter terrorism, including partner agencies, you’ll provide intelligence support to major covert Counter Terrorism investigations

You’ll develop and evaluate intelligence, ensuring that there is a quality assessment of threat, risk, harm and vulnerabilities and ensure your team handles and disseminates intelligence in a best practice manner to achieve comprehensive National Intelligence Model (NIM) compliant products.

You'll ensure evidential excellence with all relevant products and be required to attend court to give expert testimony if required.



Role responsibilities

  • Supervising and contributing to the preparation and presentation of intelligence products, summaries and subject packages to support investigations, proactively identifying opportunities for further investigation and development.
  • Attending local, regional and national meetings
  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of all legislative requirements relating to intelligence and ensuring compliance.
  • Performing the Gatekeeper role for the 2016 Investigative Powers Act.
  • Ensuring highly sensitive information is managed within the Government Security Classification (GSC) and Security Policy Framework (SPF).
  • Maintaining an awareness of local, regional and national intelligence sources, databases and systems.
  • Ensuring the implementation of latest techniques and tactics, best practice and information.


Skills and competencies



Proven Supervisory experience OR evidence of supervisory competence with the ability to

forward plan and adapt quickly to changing priorities.

Experience of working in an intelligence/information field with the ability to identify

intelligence gaps.

Quality assurance of intelligence products, providing objective and effective feedback,

ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary.

Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills, being able to interact and influence at all levels.

Ability to chair strategic and tactical meetings and working groups

Ability to prioritise and negotiate workloads against conflicting customer needs

Ability to make decisions and work under pressure, inspiring and maintaining team cohesion.

Ability to identify and implement change across the team to improve operational effectiveness.




Degree level in relevant subject or equivalent qualification

Knowledge of the National Intelligence Model (NIM).

Knowledge and experience of intelligence led policing

Evidence of preparing and delivering presentations.


Additional information


⚠ You must be willing and able to attain the Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP) certification in line with role.


This role is subject to successful completion of Developed Vetting.

You must be a British citizen to work for the Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands (CTP WM). If you hold dual nationality, with the primary nationality British, you may also be considered. For the purposes of safeguarding national security, applicants will be required to hold or acquire the appropriate national security vetting clearances of Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002). CTP WM will support preferred candidates through the appropriate vetting process.

Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities, whilst protecting them from harm”

We are a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a "Disability Confident Interview Scheme" - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview.

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job.  For example, in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.  In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

Please do not attach a CV/covering letter as these will not be used during the application process.

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