Intelligence Researcher

Counter Terrorism Borders Policing
Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth
TVP Broad Band 3G
Full Time - All roles are available for flexible working including job sharing and part-time unless there are legitimate operational / business reasons why this cannot be accommodated

In this role you will carry out varied research techniques to identify and collate relevant information and intelligence in collaboration with partners; to inform analysis and research products directing operational activity, intelligence development and investigation in line with Counter Terrorism Borders Policing strategic priorities and threats.

Our ideal candidate will bring to the role;

  • A good standard of education including excellent numeracy and literacy skills, or have substantial role related experience.
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills: including verbal and written skills. Articulate, methodical, conscientious and concise.
  • Proven research skills and the ability to problem solve.

CTBPS Researchers will be expected to travel nationally as part of their role and complete the Intelligence Professional Programme (IPP) commensurate with their role profile.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a research exercise and present their findings to the panel alongside a competency and values based assessment through interview. Interviews are expected to be held on 12th and 13th November 2020.

For further information please email quoting Job Reference 17340.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Wednesday 21st October 2020.

We 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post we advise you to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible


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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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.