Data Sharing Officer

Full Time

Data Sharing Officer is required for a full time, permanent contract role paying from £26,392.39 up to £27,174.00 per annum, plus £2835.11 London Allowance per annum with the British Transport Police (BTP) based in Palestra, 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. As a Data Sharing Officer with BTP you will interrogate TfL data to help identify suspects on the railway. You will be the gatekeeper for all Data Protection Act requests being submitted in relation to digital ticketing for partner agencies & TOCs. This role has a significant impact on investigations and helps deliver positive outcomes.

As Data Sharing Officer you will be required to:

  • Develop and maintain a single streamlined process for obtaining personal data requested via CJSM, and ensure they are of an expectable standard for submission.
  • Manage requests for data ensuring they are fed into a database and forward on to TOC & Partner Agency SPOCs to process. Logging all correspondence appropriately.
  • Brief officers on the process of submission of requests and ensure data is processed and distributed in a timely manner
  • Interrogate the digital ticketing databases to support operational need.
  • Liaise between BTP and TOCs and develop a strong relationship between organisations and other partner agencies and give advice as required to various agencies via telephone and face to face
  • Communicate with both internal and external staff and officers in a number of formats to ensure they are updated and aware of the processes involved in requesting data and adhering to TOC processes.
  • Collate information into a suitable format for releasing and analysing data to identify people of interest. Ensuring data is accurate, correct and timely.

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

  • Research and/or analytical skills evidenced either through work experience or educational background.
  • Trained and experienced in using Microsoft Office applications and different databases for the purposes of processing and analysing data. Use of different (or similar) digital ticketing systems to gather and analyse data and present the results.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including evidence of preparing responses, reports or briefings to a good standard and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  • Previous experience in conducting research using a range of data sources and effectively displaying the results both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative. Able to liaise with internal and external contacts to establish and develop a two-way exchange of information and analysis.


If you are interested in applying to this Data Sharing Officer 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 of £26,392.39 up to £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 February 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.