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Council Committee on Terrorism & Allied Matters

National Co-ordinator Domestic Extremism

Job Description

Organisation: ACPO

Business Area: Terrorism and Allied Matters

Job Title: Head of Confidential Intelligence Unit (CIU)

National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU)

Rank: Detective Chief Inspector

Reports to: D/Supt Head of NPOIU

Salary: Chief Inspector range + allowances

Type: Full time police officer

Location: London

Main purpose of Role: To manage the covert intelligence function for domestic
extremism, and the confidential intelligence unit. The post carries membership of
NPOIU Senior Management Team and you will be expected to make a significant
contribution to the overall performance of the police service of England and Wales
and the national Domestic Extremism units in reducing or removing the threat,
criminality and public disorder that arises from domestic extremism in England
and Wales specifically, and the UK generally.

Domestic Extremism may be categorised as;

• Animal Rights Extremism

• Environmental Extremism
• Extreme Right Wing
• Extreme Left Wing
• Emerging Threats

On behalf of NCDE, the post holder will be required to:

• Perform deputy role to head of NPOIU (as required)

• Provide the lead for covert policing functions, and the management and
development (PDR) of NPOIU staff and functions

• Develop the business of the confidential intelligence unit to support NCDE

units and the wider DE policing objectives

• Manage and direct the covert operational response to NCDE taskings’ and
associated DE investigation strategies

• Represent NPOIU at Public Interest Immunity hearings, and legal meetings

regarding sensitive source material
• Working in collaboration with NCDE units, develop relationships between
the other functions of the regional and force Counter Terrorism and
Domestic Extremism functions, and other law enforcement partners

• Develop effective relationships with government departments, other

agencies, the commercial and academic sectors and communities and
develop policies and strategies that enable the police service to be
effective in dealing with the DE threat

• Identify linked DE crime series, and where appropriate, support cross

border investigations via the principles of the Management of Linked
Serious Crime

• Develop the National Intelligence Model and in collaboration with NCDE

units and Regional and Force investigations, develop intelligence
supported by excellent standard analytical products, and comprehensive
briefings. Provide specialist knowledge and advice

• Where appropriate, set strategic direction to national intelligence collection

plans, and covert intelligence development operations that may involve
CHIS and technical assets.

• Develop and implement performance indicators, and improve the

implementation of national control measure requirements to support the
national DE strategic threat assessment of the day

• Identify national and international Domestic Extremism crime trends that

may threaten UK security or stability. Develop effective relations with key
partners to reduce the threat

• Represent NCDE at conference and briefings. An element of travel and

absence from home may be necessary

The secondment is for a period of 36 months.

ROLE PROFILE Detective Chief Inspector

Confidential Intelligence Unit
National Public Order Intelligence Unit

CORE R The role holder should effectively deliver these key

Intelligence Lead the delivery of intelligence driven policing

Manage the quality of intelligence
Use information/Intelligence to support policing objectives
Ensure the safety, welfare and security of CHIS (UCO)

Investigation Determine and review authorizations

Managing the Manage organizational change

Organisation Evaluate and improve organizational performance
Provide specialist advice and knowledge
Prepare strategic position papers and briefings
Manage risk across the organisation

Police Operations Authorise and review police operations

Identify and manage operational threats and risks
Formulate, monitor and review tactics to achieve strategic
objectives for policing operations
Provide tactical advice

Managing and Leading people

Developing People Manage the performance of teams and individuals
Address disciplinary and unsatisfactory performance procedures
Monitor and evaluate performance reviews
Develop management teams

Leading the way Strategic perspective

Negotiation and influencing

Health, Safety Manage the welfare needs of individuals

and Welfare Monitor compliance with Health and Safety policy

Personal Respect for race and diversity

Responsibility Promote equality, diversity and Human Rights in working
Maintain standards of professional practice
Make best use of technology
Maintain standards for security of information

Finance and Manage the use of finance and resources

Resources Secure finance and resources for the business unit

Community Develop strategies to reduce crime and disorder

Safety Develop partnerships
Represent one’s own agency at other agencies’ meetings


Strategic perspective

Concentrates on issues that support the broad organisational strategy. Maintains a

broad view and understands and considers the interests and aims of other units or
outside organisations.

Problem solving

Applies a range of analytical techniques to understand issues. Makes strategic

decisions by logically analysing all the relevant factors.

Personal responsibility

Readily accepts responsibility for self and others. Takes responsibility for managing
situations and problems. Leads by example, showing a commitment and a
determination to succeed. Continues to learn and develop.


Shows reliability and resilience in difficult circumstances. Remains calm and

confident and responds logically and decisively in difficult situations.

Negotiation and influencing

Develops sophisticated strategies for influencing others at all levels in the

organisation. Negotiates satisfactory solutions in broad or complex issues with

Openness to change

Supports, promotes and puts into practice change. Introduces new ways of doing
things and encourages others to accept them. Overcomes barriers to change.

Respect for race and diversity

Considers and shows respect for the opinions, circumstances and feelings of
colleagues and members of the public, no matter what their race, religion, position,
background, circumstances, status or appearance.