Senior Criminal Intelligence Analyst

Senior Criminal Intelligence Analyst – South West Regional Organised Crime

Senior Intelligence Analyst posts are currently subject to a yearly £3,820 market factor retention supplement that is reviewed annually in April and paid in monthly instalments. This is within a review stage for 2022.

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit investigates serious and organised crime across the five forces in the region – Avon and Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, using both covert and overt tactics to gather intelligence, prosecute and seize assets.

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit are recruiting for Senior Criminal Intelligence Analysts and are seeking critical thinkers who can lead a team of analysts within a confidential arena.  The roles are largely office-based and the hours are Monday to Friday located within the vicinity of junction 16 of the M5 motorway.  There will be a need to travel to meet with colleagues from other departments, Constabularies and agencies when required.

You will be responsible for managing the analytical team ensuring that effective analysis is undertaken, understood and prioritised. This will be vital in supporting our customers’ decision making at a Local, Force and Regional level.

The role will involve regular staff appraisals in line with organisational requirements.  You should be able to offer advice to customers, support individual analysts in order to develop the analysis team and wider analytical profession.

Having good experience of criminal intelligence analysis with knowledge of the National Intelligence Model (NIM) and intelligence processes (ANACAPA) is crucial as you will also be supporting complex analytical research projects, identifying best practice and developing the effectiveness of relevant software and information systems.

In this role your Main Responsibilities will be:-

  • Developing and managing individual Criminal Intelligence Staff and analysts competency through the provision of feedback, guidance and coaching
  • Advising line management of individual’s development needs and contributing to Individual Performance Review as the professional manager
  • Providing a consultancy service on analytical and intelligence practices and procedure
  • To act as a source of professional and technical expertise to the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit in relation to Intelligence Analysis
  • Supporting complex and analytical research projects and the production of intelligence products by guiding Staff, analysts and advising management
  • To develop and promote (under the direction of the Principal Analyst with analytical responsibility):
  1. the standard of Intelligence and Analysis across the unit by identifying best practice on analytical techniques and NIM processes and by creating relevant policy
  2. The effectiveness and utility of relevant software and information systems
  3. the benefits of Intelligence Analysis and encourage a culture of intelligence led policing

Skills, Experience and Qualification required:-

  • Proven established experience of Criminal Intelligence Analysis
  • Computer literate and experienced in the use of visual analysis software
  • Experience of quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Knowledge of the National Intelligence Model (NIM) and the Intelligence Process (ANACAPA)
  • Supervisory experience including quality assuring intelligence products and professional guidance
  • Experience of supporting complex analytical research products including evidential analysis

We offer a development programme in line with the National Intelligence Professionalisation Programme for Intelligence Analysis for successful candidates.

For further information in respect of the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit and how the unit disrupts serious and organised crime within the communities across the South West of England, please visit our website –

For further information regarding this post please contact Principal Analyst – Lucy Virtue via e-mail

For those interested in the role, to give you a further insight and an opportunity to ask questions we will be hosting a webinar on Monday 4th July at 10:00am. Please contact:  whereby invites will be sent accordingly. Please note that webinars are not recorded.

Please note appointments to this post are subject to a higher security clearance at SC & MV Level.  To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

Work on a bank or public holiday as part of the normal working week will be compensated in line with conditions of service.

If you reach the assessment/interview stage of a process and become a reserve applicant, we would like to retain your application. This will be pending further vacancies arising for the same role in a 12 month period. By giving your consent this does not prevent you from applying for any other opportunities.

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Why work for the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit?

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative collaboration, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population across the region. If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit will most definitely be of interest to you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit is working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the ROCU, where communities are currently under-represented including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.  All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

South West Regional Organised Crime Unit are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.

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    £35,307 - £38,064
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