Counter Terrorism Unit - Regional Fusion Tactical Advisor

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Grade: Band D Lower

Salary: £27,795 - £33,933

Closing Date: 23rd September 2018

The threats and associated risks of terrorism and extremism within the UK continue to grow and evolve and we need your knowledge and expertise to counter them.

The Counter Terrorism (CT) Network have an operating model known as Fusion which is utilised in a no-notice terrorist incident. As part of this, the CT network built four national posts to craft subject matter experts who can drive Fusion preparedness within regional Counter Terrorism Unit’s (CTU). One of these newly built posts will be within the West Midlands CTU and provide regional support across the West Midlands, Staffordshire, West Mercia and Wales. In the event of a Fusion cell being activated, the post will also provide tactical advice and support as required.

We want the best from you. We will provide you with opportunities for continuous professional development and offer an excellent working environment.

This is an exciting opportunity which will see the successful post holder working with various agencies across a wide spectrum including CT policing, military and other Blue Light responders. Working with sensitive, sometimes covertly obtained material, ultimately you will be working within the National Security framework and as such the post is subject to successful completion of the DV vetting process and you will need to demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and integrity.

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“You must be a British citizen to work for the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non‐British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with WMCTU. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time.

If you're already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn't a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the Department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn't a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another Department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.”

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”

Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the CTU when a Fusion cell is established at a terrorist incident whilst giving tactical advice to assist in the resolution of an incident.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships/protocols with external agencies (MI5, SFLO etc.) and with cadre members to assist in the resolution of an incident.
  • Coordinate (as a subject matter expert) the effective deployment of the SMC, SPC, equipment and staff in support of Fusion Training, exercises and in planned/no notice responses to incidents.
  • Coordinate and assist in the delivery of Fusion exercises to ensure interoperability between Fusion Business Partners.
  • Coordinate and compile response plans for Police Forces SCC’s and CPNI sites. This includes liaising and influencing planning staff to ensure successful deployment of the SMC/SPC for that CTU area.
  • Deliver/train Fusion presentation products within region to partners to increase awareness of the Fusion process.
  • To be deployed nationally to provide Fusion tactical advice at any time, where and when required.
  • To look after the preparedness response plans for the Fusion process for the assigned region.
  • To provide tactical advice at the scene or in the Fusion cell of a terrorist incident with officers of all ranks.
  • The post holder will be responsible for 2 CT regions: West Midlands and Wales.
  • To identify and resolve inconsistencies within the Fusion process locally, influencing solutions at Local and National level.
Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience of Project Management – for example: integrating future systems/processes at a national level.
  • Previous experience of counter terrorism and/or domestic extremism operations.
  • Willingness to learn IT systems, with the ability to train/coach individuals and act as a point of contact for system issues i.e. CLIO.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to coordinate and control internal and external partners in an operational environment.
  • Ability to work effectively, both as part of a team and unsupervised, and to manage and co-ordinate personal workloads.
  • Must have a full UK driving licence and be prepared to travel to different locations across the UK.
  • Self-motivated with flexible approach in terms of working times and able to cope with pressure, using initiative to solve problems.
Desirable Skills and Competencies:

  • Hold a training qualification or recent experience in training.

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