Location of Role: Folkestone 

Advert Closing Date: 26/09/2022 

Salary Range: £21,639.00 to £25,269.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)

Part/Full Time:  Full Time 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Working Pattern: 24/7 shift 

Weekend/Evening Working: Yes 

Opportunities for support staff have become available at the Regional Control Desk (RCD) based at the Channel Tunnel UK terminal in Folkestone.

You will be working within a control room environment that is unlike any other, as the Regional Control Desk is an environment that has direct responsibilities in supporting Counter Terrorist Border Policing Officers in their core function of identifying, disrupting, and examining persons of interest as they travel through our Kent borders into and out of the European Union.

You would be dealing directly with police officers, carrying out investigative functions on persons who travel through Kent, dealing with national units who alert the regional control desk of persons who may be traveling through our border, who are of interest to national security or wanted by other forces around the United Kingdom.

This role requires the user to perform investigative functions on subjects, direct Counter Terrorist Police Officers and with the direction of the RCD Sergeant, manage and coordinate incidents within the Port Environments.

This role also holds additional responsibilities where you would be required to relocate to a dedicated Incident Command Centre located within the Channel Tunnel UK Terminal to facilitate the flow of information during any major incident that requires an emergency service response within the tunnel system. Full training will be provided for this function.

All roles performed within the CT Border Policing Service are designated as Sensitive Posts within the Home Office Security Policy Framework document. Any person applying for such a role must not only successful apply for and hold a minimum vetting level of Development Vetting (DV) but also successfully complete a further security induction process which has been introduced by both the NCCP (National Counter Terrorism Policing) HQ and the National Security Agencies who administer access to the National Secure SB network.

Your application is shortlisted on the content provided within the ‘reason for application’ section, which is limited to 9000 characters. Within your answer please refer to the criteria stated in this job advert and include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable for the role. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible as insufficient information may mean that you do not meet the shortlisting criteria. 

All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance. During the recruitment process you will be sent vetting information forms to complete. 

Kent Police and Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex, or employment status.

Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so.

This post is open to British Citizens, members of the EC or other states in the European Economic Area. If you are a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must be a resident in the UK free of restrictions and with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. All applicants must have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years.

Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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