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ICT Specialist Engineer

Thames Valley Police
M4, Junction 12
Broad Band 4T. Salary £43,185 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2021
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Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE)

ICT Specialist Engineer

Near M4, Junction 12 (Rural) 

Broad Band 4T. Salary £43,185 per annum. Plus 5% On Call Allowance  

Job Ref: 18156

Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) is a collaboration of the five South East police forces, and works with the UK Intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security.

To support this important work, CTPSE are setting up an ICT Team who will be involved in a range of technical tasks ranging from first-line user assistance to the discovery and development of new bespoke specialist solutions for trailblazing technologies in policing.  We are pleased to advertise the opportunity to form part of this new and exciting team.

The ICT Specialist Engineer role is to provide specialist advice and support to specific technical servers, data storage, infrastructure platforms and associated user workstations in support of specialist technical teams across will act as the CTPSE ICT point of contact for national and regional projects and programmes.  This role will be key to ensuring that CTP has the technical infrastructure in place that it needs to deliver the vital service that it provides to the communities within the South East and across the United Kingdom.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of IT operating infrastructures (including IP Networks) and ICT operations.  They will be a recognised practitioner in a number of technical server, storage and client delivery infrastructure technologies and will have experience in planning, designing, building and delivering core infrastructure solutions using a variety of communications technologies.

It is essential that you have the flexibility to travel across the South East region as need arises, and therefore a UK driving licence is essential. CTPSE is committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to Developed Vetted (DV) level. Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage. You can find more information about security vetting here

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home.

To apply, click on the “Apply” button below and submit your application.  

At CTPSE, we are committed to reflecting the communities we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.

Our people say that benefits include a good work/life balance, a supportive and welcoming place to work and excellent terms including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact quoting Job Reference 18156.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy if we receive a high volume of applications. Should you wish to apply for this post, we advise you to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

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Preventing and thoroughly investigating crime, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice. This commitment can’t be achieved by any one person alone; it relies upon a team of over 8,000 staff, officers and volunteers, working alongside partner agencies and the public.

Together, we aim to build stronger, more resilient communities, providing a modern police force which meets the needs of the public we serve.

Exciting challenges lie ahead – new digital technologies and ways of working are transforming the way we protect our communities. To ensure we deliver a high-quality service, we require the very best talent to be a part of the TVP family.

This is your opportunity to take on a role with pride and confidence, inspiring change in our communities.

It’s a unique and rewarding career. A career worth living.

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