Vulnerability Researcher

Camden Street
Full Time
Fixed Term
18 - Months

A public protection Vulnerability Researcher is required for a fixed term contract/internal opportunity, until 31st March 2024 paying £27,174.00 per annum, plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum with the British Transport Police (BTP) based in Force Headquarters, Camden, London.


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 Vulnerability Researcher with BTP you will, support the Vulnerability Unit FHQ and wider public protection by undertaking research and data requests associated with six key vulnerability datasets. Ensure data integrity to establish focus on those threat risk and harm areas that require intelligence development. Active engagement and support to understand the extent of the threat and identification of vulnerable individuals, therefore allowing informed decisions to be made around the type of tactical response required. Ensuring timeliness in communicating information to support real time suicide surveillance regarding incidents and vulnerable individuals to both internal and external stakeholders. Maintaining high quality and accuracy of information/ intelligence being recorded whilst in compliance with data standards. To have additional ownership of workstreams associated with the databases as well as supporting the Unit in various workstreams allowing for resilience within the department.

As a Vulnerability Researcher you will be required to:

  • Handle and process information of a highly sensitive and personal nature.
  • Undertake requests for data and research including open source to support analytical and research products, presenting information in a suitable format.
  • Identify intelligence gaps and proactively develop any issue or ensure that the matter is recorded.
  • Prepare and deliver research summaries and findings, such as presentations and reports, to clearly and accurately inform decision making and/or facilitate analysis.
  • Provide resilience to the Unit as and when required such as managing and maintaining the Fatalities and Crisis Interventions Databases


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

  • 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.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to listen to others and communicate research in order to ensure understanding.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and policies appropriate to the role and their use (for example: General Data Protection Regulation, Management of Police Information).

If you are interested in applying to this Vulnerability Researcher 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:

  • Salary paying £27,174.00 per annum, plus £2835.11 London Allowance per annum
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible agile working approach
  • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
  • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
  • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships 
  • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
  • Pension scheme


BTP is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035.

As an equal opportunities employer, British Transport Police is committed to the inclusive treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. In order for us to achieve this we ask that you complete the relevant diversity monitoring form. Any information relating to the diversity monitoring form are used only with the intent to improve our services and people practices. Please be assured that all applications will be judged on their individual merit and no other factors.

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 5 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.

BTP has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is June 2023. If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team –


Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum indicator of 3 / developing' or' 'Indicator 5 / no rating must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.

This opportunity is closed to applications.