Junior Software Engineer

Employer
Counter Terrorism Policing
Location
West Brompton, London
Salary
£45,192 to £49,280 plus a Location allowance of £1,721
Closing date
22 Feb 2023
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Job Details

Helping Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) to protect the country – it doesn’t get much more important than that. As a Junior Software Engineer, you’ll use your programming skills to support CTP so our team can perform their vital work.

In this entry level role, you’ll develop and support systems that will help CTP to keep the UK safe from threats.

Working at National CTP HQ, you’ll design and create bespoke software and integrate external solutions and scripts to support CTP’s operations. It’s a chance to analyse new and emerging technologies; integrate services, infrastructure and applications; and tackle the tactical development of scripts and hardware exploits.

You’ll need to the flexibility to switch between different tasks and to travel to other UK sites if necessary.

With experience in coding, you’ll be fluent in languages such as .Net, Python and Javascript. However, you’ll also be motivated to learn more and become a resident expert. A natural problem solver, you’ll apply your analytical mind to issues and take responsibility for coming up with a solution.

An understanding of Government Security Classifications and threats to systems would be ideal, along with a valid UK driving licence.    

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, a competitive salary and a Civil Service pension, you'll also benefit from excellent career and professional development. If you’re looking to progress, this is an outstanding opportunity.

 

Vetting

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) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required. 

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.

Confidentiality Agreement

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, 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 22 February 2023.

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.           

 

Company

Your skills could help protect the UK. With the ongoing terrorist threat, there has never been a more important time to be working alongside some of the best and brightest to help keep people safe.

A career in Counter Terrorism Policing (CT Policing) is like no other. Every day offers a variety of exciting challenges and exceptional opportunities played out on a regional, national and international stage.

With a range of roles spanning the UK, you won’t always need a background in security to play a part in keeping the UK safe. From finance to project management, data analysis to communications and more, we are always looking for vast range of skills, knowledge and experiences to join our talented teams. Whether you’re a serving police officer, police staff or have never worked in policing before, there are opportunities for you to explore.

CT Policing is always working to build upon our diverse workforce to reflect the country we serve, so you’ll enjoy a varied and fulfilling working environment. With a variety of training and development opportunities, you’ll find a range of exciting career pathways waiting for you.

We work hard to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. An inclusive culture enables us to do things differently, working in ways that meet individuals’ needs, flexing working patterns to ensure life-work balance is healthy so that we deliver the best for the organisation.

This better equips us to make a difference, to staff wellbeing and to the success of CT Policing in keeping people safe from Terrorism. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working, blended and remote working or job shares.

Work with us and you will be joining a world-class Counter Terrorism Policing network. In addition to fascinating work and talented colleagues you’ll find a range of benefits including a competitive pension, exciting career pathways, generous holiday allowances, opportunities for secondments across the CT Policing network and much more.

Some of our roles mean you will have access to the most sensitive material on a daily basis, which will require security vetting and is part of our recruitment process. Please note that this can sometimes take up to six months or longer. Information and guidance is available to support applicants during the vetting process.

Find out how you can play your part in keeping the country safe. Do something amazing with your skills. Visit www.counterterrorism.police.uk/careers/ to start your career today.

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