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Counter Terrorism Policing

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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.

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  • AIM OF JOB Assess records across key Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) intelligence and investigations systems and independently make retain or dispose decisions. This will consider both the legislativ ...
  • AIM OF JOB To monitor persons entering/leaving/transiting the UK in relation to UK Border Security by providing accurate and timely information to police forces and other agencies across the UK in sup ...
  • AIM OF JOB Act as a Case Officer on Lead investigations and Priority Operations as identified under the Intelligence Handling Model (IHM). To receive, assess and manage information and intelligence in ...
  • AIM OF JOB To assist in the investigation of terrorism and crime related offences. To view and assess data in various forms, including computer, multi-media and audio and update databases as necessary ...
  • AIM OF JOB The post holder will be expected to assess and analyse data held by NBTC / Counter Terrorism Policing Border Services (CTPBS), providing timely, accurate and thorough reporting to senior ma ...
  • AIM OF JOB To act as a document reader / receiver, within a CTU Major Incident Room, to support the investigation of crimes falling within national, regional and force counter terrorism and extremism ...
  • AIM OF JOB To support the delivery of national and regional counter terrorism (CT) policing objectives across the North West Ports, through the effective and efficient tasking and co-ordination of fro ...
  • AIM OF JOB Responsible for leading and delivering the National CTP communications strategy.   Building partnerships with senior leaders from across Policing, Business Community, Media and Government. ...
  • AIM OF JOB To use information and intelligence to inform and influence:  ·       operational planning and decision making with regard to the identification, tackling and resolution of policing priorit ...
  • AIM OF JOB To support the Intelligence Analysts in identifying long term strategic and emerging issues for the region. To provide short-term tactical support for the CTPNW.  To gather, develop, evalua ...
  • Job Summary The current operational environment for the Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ) is dynamic, and CT Policing must continually respond to the threat faced, therefore change is at ...
  • To stay one step ahead of terrorist threats, policing must evolve continuously. That means change is hugely important, and requires skilled experts. As a Business Change Manager, you’ll join the natio ...

Press Releases

  • The Special Operations Inclusion, Diversity & Equality (IDE) Team are pleased to have launched the SO and CTPHQ Mentoring and Coaching page, a hub with useful link to services and information to help ...
  • Protect UK

    06 Jul 2023
    Thanks to Protect UK members who were instrumental in making both campaigns a success, enabling vigilance messages to be cascaded locally and nationally to businesses, staff and members of the public.
  • The campaign has been developed using extensive insight into how 13-24-year-olds want to hear from us, including polling, focus groups and consultation with Counter Terrorism Youth Advisory Group. 
  • The theme for this year’s #IWD2023 campaign is #embraceequity and the importance of recognising that each person has different circumstances.
  • If you wish to discuss a possible career in CT Policing, need help with an application form or interviews, please get in touch with our Progression and Lateral Development Group - ...
  • Our Network

    20 Jun 2022
    Other parts of the network include regional Special Branches and other special units. Scotland Police Scotland. North East West Yorkshire, Cleveland, Durham, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, ...
  • International Women’s Day | Counter Terrorism Policing

    08 Mar 2022 Counter Terrorism Policing
    This International Women’s Day, we take you behind the scenes at Counter Terrorism Policing to hear from the women that work day and night to keep the country safe.
  • Encouraging live music fans to #BeSafeBeSound

    12 May 2022 Counter Terrorism Policing
    Counter Terrorism Policing is working with music venues and UK festivals, to help people enjoy their post-lockdown live events safely this summer.
  • On 22 March 2017, Travis Frain was on a trip to London with his university, visiting the Houses of Parliament, when he was caught up in the Westminster Bridge terror attack.


  • Counter Terrorism Recruitment

    28 Jun 2023 Counter Terrorism Policing HQ
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