Public Order Intelligence and Briefings Officer

Specialist Operations, London
Full Time

A Public Order Intelligence and Briefings Officer is required for a permanent position paying up to £33,449.44 per annum (inclusive of allowances) with British Transport Police (BTP) based in Central 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 Public Order Intelligence and Briefings Officer with BTP, you will undertake a unique and specialist role in the recently formed Event Planning and Strategic Oversight Unit (EPSOU), acting as a national point of contact for the collation of real time public order and public safety intelligence briefings which you will then disseminate to all key stakeholders across BTP. The post holder will be required to identify, develop and evaluate crucial information to support both covert and over policing activity ensuring BTP remain effective at event planning and resource management and responsive to emergency situations. 

As Public Order Intelligence and Briefings Officer you will be required to:

  • Identify intelligence gaps and develop information to produce actionable intelligence reports
  • Undertake intelligence enquiries in support of operations and events 
  • Analyse and investigate information, seeking a variety of sources to confirm relevant and accurate details and build a comprehensive picture to make recommendations 
  • Prepare intelligence reports to a high standard
  • Work closely with other departments, offering advice and guidance where necessary
  • Develop partnerships internal and external to BTP to ensure opportunities for intelligence sharing is maximised 
  • Provide ongoing intelligence and briefings for escalation during critical incidents or high risk events 
  • Maintain awareness of any innovation within the intelligence field which will ensure best practice and implementation of the latest tactics/ techniques  

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description. The successful Public Order Intelligence and Briefings Officer will be required to evidence the following:

  • Educated to minimum A Level in a relevant discipline (or equivalent) and/or proven experience in a role that requires briefing delivery and handling sensitive information
  • Understanding of the NDM and government security classifications 
  • Experience researching information from a variety of sources and delivering timely information briefings 
  • Experience of interrogating, maintaining and utilising data on a variety of computerised systems
  • Experience of preparing detailed reports and preventing information 
  • Experience of networking with stakeholders whilst building positive working relationships 
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team 

If you are interested in applying to this role, then please submit a CV and covering letter via the apply button below. 

In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Up to £30,614.33 per annum plus £2835.11 London Allowance 
  • 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.

At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway, and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.

Our vacancies are open to everyone, and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons who identify as LGBTQI+. If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

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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.