Intelligence Development Officer - South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT)

South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT)
Near Gatwick
TVP Broad Band 3G
Circa £26,975 per annum. Progression based on performance
Full Time

The South East Regional Prison Intelligence Unit (SERPIT) are looking for an Intelligence Development Officer to join our Intelligence team, based near Gatwick.

SERPIT is responsible for gathering and developing intelligence from Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and other associated establishments relating to national security issues and organised crime.

You will provide high quality research and development packages. You will 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.

You will have recent and relevant experience within an intelligence environment and experience of research. You will have experience in collating and assessing information including ability to make concise recommendations based on assessments. Excellent communication, personal responsibility and team working skills are also essential to the role. Please refer to the Job Description (enclosed with the Advert) for further details of role, knowledge, skill and experience requirements.

CTP SE 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 Developed Vetting (DV) 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.

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.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 01 September 2019*.

*Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

For further information please email or telephone 01865 555839 quoting Job Reference 16088.


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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.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.