Intelligence Development Officer (UCOL)

Covert Development Unit
Whitchurch/Near M4, Junction 12
TVP Broad Band 3G
£27,953 per annum
Full Time

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team leading the response to serious and organised crime in the South East region. You will work as part of the Serious and Organised Crime network, with colleagues from across the four south east regional Police Forces, the nine different ROCUs, the Network Operations Capability and the NCA.

You provide high quality research and development packages, identify, collate, research, assess, review and present information and intelligence from a wide range of sources on identified individuals and organisations. You will assist in the preparation and presentation of a variety of intelligence or evidential packages relating to the investigation of CSE and other high harm areas of policing.

You will have recent and relevant experience within an intelligence environment and experience of research. You will have proven experience in collating and assessing information to make concise and accurate recommendations based on assessments. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential to the role.

SEROCU are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level. Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

Due to the nature of the role psychological screening will be required.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home.

For further information please email quoting the Job Reference 17566

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Monday 1st February 2021.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via:  

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