Intelligence Researcher

C Division
Birmingham New Street
Full Time

An Intelligence Researcher is required on a permanent contract paying £23,893.06 per annum with British Transport Police (BTP) based in central Birmingham, seconded into the HS2 project.

HS2 is the project to deliver high-speed beyond the south-east of England, joining London to Birmingham and branching onwards to Manchester and Leeds. The largest infrastructure project in western Europe, the construction covers 15 Home Office police force areas and is forecast to be delivered by 2035-2040 and will be supported by a supply chain in excess of 30,000 workers at its peak.

As an Intelligence Researcher 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

Please see the attached role profile for further information.

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)
  • Flexibility in regards to occasional travel to meetings

If you are interested in applying to this role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Starting annual salary of £23,893.06 per annum.
  • Yearly incremental pay progression.
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Various salary sacrifice schemes and retail discounts.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applications from everyone. You must have both the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been permanently resident in the UK for at least the previous three years. Any cautions or convictions including those deemed ‘spent’ must be declared at the point of application but will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

We kindly ask agencies not to send CVs. If CVs are received BTP reserve the right to engage with the candidate directly and without a fee being paid under any circumstances.