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Intelligence Researcher (Ref: 15985)

Employer: HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

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Jobs E-bulletin issue no: 884/070318 Date job posted: 06 March 2018

Do you have what it takes to help Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service develop its intelligence function? To help us make effective use of intelligence, and deliver an intelligence service function, providing direct intelligence support to prisons and probation?

This exciting and challenging role sits within the Directorate of Security, Order and Counter-Terrorism (SOCT). The objective of SOCT is to support prisons and probation to recognise, understand and manage threats to operational and national security, prison order and safety, and to support our partners in upholding the rule of law. SOCT, and within it the National Intelligence Unit (NIU), exists to support HMPPS in its mission to prevent victims by changing lives. Therefore, intelligence is at the heart of our work and will inform our decisions at every level. Working with law enforcement, the wider intelligence community and through our relationships with front line staff, we will develop a picture of threat and deliver and support strategic, operational and tactical responses, with both national and local impact.

The Intelligence Researcher role provides key support to the intelligence analytical function, providing high quality intelligence research to the unit’s Intelligence Analyst(s).

The roles is interesting and varied, but tasks will typically include:
• Interrogating a range of HMPPS databases; researching ‘open source’ information; obtaining performance data; identifying relevant research; and seeking expert opinion.
• Organising information, using software where appropriate. Activities may include, for example: cross-referencing data sets; producing graphs, tables and charts; writing summaries of source documents; providing extracts of databases; and recording meetings/interviews.
• Establishing and maintaining a catalogue of source information relevant to intelligence questions.
• Identifying and pursuing opportunities to enhance the intelligence picture by seeking new sources of information and maintaining good working relationships with internal and external partners who can supply information.
• Handling sensitive information and intelligence in line with HMPPS policies, and relevant legislation.
• Taking an active role in HMPPS intelligence analyst community, supporting own and colleagues’ professional development.
• Performing administrative duties such as management of the Unit’s functional mailboxes, updating of registers, providing a secretariat function for HMPPS Regional Tasking & Coordination Meetings and other office management tasks.

Further information on the website.

Number of vacancies: 6
Location: London, Birmingham, Peterborough, Rugby, Reading, Croydon
Type: Permanent
Basis: Full Time
Salary Details: £18,136 - £24,042 (Salary will depend on location)
Method of application: Online

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Closing Date: 16 March 2018

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