Intelligence Researcher (Dedicated Source Unit)

Force Headquarters, Camden, London
Full Time
£23,310.30 plus London Allowance £2570

An Intelligence Researcher is required for a full time, permanent position with British Transport Police based in Camden, London. This position is 37 hours per week paying £23, 310.30 per annum plus a London Allowance of £2570.

BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As an Intelligence Researcher with the Dedicated Source Unit you will undertake research using a wide variety of sources to assess and evaluate information and inform the creation of intelligence products. Your research will help support decision making at a strategic, tactical and/or operational level and the successful applicant will be responsible for all intelligence report evaluations ensuring these remain compliant with legislation.


As Intelligence Researcher you will be required to:

  • Evaluate, sanitise and validate all intelligence reports received by BTP and create nominal records and other required entities, applying the current nationally approved system within 72 hours on receipt or as determined by ACPO, in line with the defined processed within MPOI and NIM. Disseminate intelligence to other Forces and to relevant BTP departments where appropriate.
  • Identify intelligence gaps and proactively develop any issue or ensure that the matter is recorded (using IEL and other reporting methods) and the appropriate person has been informed in order to direct Force resources for intelligence gathering activities.
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative research to produce intelligence and/or inform analytical products including collecting, collating and evaluating information from a wide variety of sources at a strategic, tactical or operational level.
  • Prepare and deliver research summaries and findings such as presentations and reports to clearly and accurately inform decision making and/or facilitate analysis.
  • Prepare statements of evidence for court and attend court as a witness if required to assist in the criminal justice process.
  • Support the identification and development of new sources and methods of research to ensure that intelligence products reflect latest methodologies and best practice.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleagues and partners such as liaising with other agencies to ensure collaborative working.
  • Maintain awareness of innovation within intelligence to ensure implementation of latest techniques and tactics, best practice and information relevant to the role.
  • Develop, product and disseminate briefings to provide clear and focused information and direction to police officers and staff
  • Support intelligence gathering/collection in the event of ‘Crime in Action’, major incident or in support of the exigencies of the service as direct by supervision
  • Adhere to all legal frameworks, key working principles, policies and guidance relevant to the role


Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description. The successful Intelligence Researcher will be required to evidence the following skills:


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualification or work experience.
  • Experience of communicating effectively and of undertaking research of a qualitative and quantitative nature.
  • Ability to research and assimilate large volumes of data and prepare and produce complex research-based reports.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and policies appropriate to the role and their use.
  • Understanding of the Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP)


If you are interested in applying to this Intelligence Researcher role then please submit an application as soon as possible.

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to submit a copy of your CV.

In return for your experience, we can offer you:

•Salary £23,310.30 per annum plus a London Allowance £2570

•28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•Final salary pension scheme

•Other benefits include a bespoke BTP rewards platform and various salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and childcare as well as many high street and online retail discounts



We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.


Candidates internal to BTP must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance, that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date, that a ‘Competent’ rating, or above, was achieved on the last reporting year PDR and they have completed their tenure period (12 months) for current substantive posting.


This opportunity is closed to applications.