CoRE Intel Researcher (Temp FTC)

D Division
Glasgow Central
Full Time
Fixed Term
10 - Months

CoRE Intel Researcher is required for a FIXED TERM CONTRACT role paying £27,174.00 per annum with a 20% Shift Allowance per annum, with the British Transport Police (BTP) based in Glasgow.

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 CoRE Intel Researcher with BTP you will undertake research using a wide variety of sources to assess and evaluate information and inform the creation of intelligence products to support decision making at a strategic, tactical and/or operational level. The Researcher is responsible for all intelligence report evaluations for the Force – assessing, inputting, developing and disseminating intelligence from a variety of internal and external sources in compliance with a range of legislation. The researcher is also responsible for processing all research requests received from internal and external customers, including live-time and urgent requests requiring immediate action. Some travel may be required to attend Training courses.


As CoRE Intel Researcher you will be required to:

  • To evaluate, sanitise and validate all intelligence reports received by BTP, and create nominal records and other required entities, as outlined in current Force guidance and in line with processes defined within MOPI and NIM.
  • Disseminate intelligence to other Forces and to relevant BTP departments, as appropriate, including dissemination of live-time intelligence to support operational policing
  • 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
  • Support and work effectively with specialist teams handling the most-sensitive and highest risk intelligence dealt with by the force, adhering to all relevant legislation. Act in a timely and decisive fashion to support critical decision making which ensures maximum effectiveness for action whilst maintaining the safeguards on intelligence handling
  • Exercise use of the National Intelligence Model (NIM) and maintain knowledge of relevant legislation (for example, Investigatory Powers Act, Data Protection Act, Management of Police Information). 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 CoRE Intel Researcher will be required to evidence the following:

  • Ability to research and assimilate large volumes of data and prepare and produce complex research-based reports.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to listen to others and communicate research in order to ensure understanding.
  • Skilled in the use of use IT packages, systems and/or databases to fulfil role requirements.
  • Ability to prioritise and plan own work and manage time effectively to meet objectives and deadlines.             
  • Able to interpret and apply guidance to a specific activity.
  • Good team working skills demonstrating awareness of individual differences and providing support as required.
  • Able to communicate and proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders.


If you are interested in applying to this CoRE Intel 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 of £27,174.00 per annum with 20% Shift Allowance
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 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 April 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.