It should come as no surprise that security and vetting is vital to the Met — especially around Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP). Keeping the United Kingdom safe is a complex task and the threats we face are ever evolving. It’s essential that we make sure our vetting is the best it can be and that we’re in line with STRAP policy. Which is where you and your administration skills come in.
You’ll be part of the CTP HQ STRAP & Personnel Compliance Team. They’ll look to you for full administrative support, from answering emails and phone calls to handling data entry and data management.
More specifically, you’ll maintain the STRAP database which is held on secure systems, and review our Risk Assessment database — liaising with line managers to ensure compliance with STRAP and Vetting Policy. You’ll also work with our Vetting Unit, HR and recruiters to respond to any queries and help with the on- and off-boarding process.
Ideally, you’ll have worked alongside police officers and staff before, but it’s more important that you have proven administrative experience plus the ability to communicate at all levels within and outside of CTPHQ. You will bring us a high level of personal responsibility too, and the confidence to work with minimal supervision. Beyond this, you’ll have a good knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
An opportunity has arisen to fill a permanent full time position in the CTPHQ STRAP & Personnel Compliance Team. You will provide administrative support to the Unit and assist in the application of National Security Vetting and STRAP across the CT Network on behalf of the MPS
This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.
Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.
Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.
Our Employee Commitments
Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.
Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve. As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.
Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements and including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable).
Counter Terrorism Policing recruitment is open to all, but we are keen to positively support those who are younger in service to join into our specialist environment.
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 8 September 2022.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.