Intelligence Researcher, 24/7 Unit Shifts Job Openings by Surrey Police in United Kingdom

Job Title Intelligence Researcher, 24/7 Unit Shifts
Pub Date 8 months ago
Company Surrey Police
Location United Kingdom

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Surrey Police Job Opportunities 2020

Intelligence Researcher, 24/7 Unit Shifts - United Kingdom

Intelligence Researcher

Surrey and Sussex Police provide a collaborated Intelligence function under Specialist Crime Command (SCC), and are recruiting for Intelligence Researchers to work on a rolling shift pattern within the 24/7 intelligence Unit. We have current vacancies within the teams based at Woking in Surrey and Lewes in Sussex, and are recruiting to fill these posts. We are also recruiting for a pool of candidates who will be eligible for future projected vacancies. The pool will remain valid for up to 9 months at the discretion of the recruiting manager.


Work Location: Woking, Surrey. Shift Pattern: 2 x earlies (06:0014:45), 2 x lates (14:0023:00), 2 x nights (22:0006:30), 4 x rest days).


Work Location: Lewes, Sussex. Shift Pattern: 2 x earlies (06:3016:30), 2 x lates (14:0000:00), 2 x nights (23:0007:00), 4 x rest days).


Shifts are on a rolling pattern working 7 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays. There is also 1 additional training day every 10 weeks.


THIS POST IS BEING ADVERTISED IN PARALLEL WITH FORCE REDEPLOYMENT PROCESSES. ANY RE-DEPLOYEES WHO ARE IDENTIFIED WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE. THIS MAY RESULT IN THE POST BEING WITHDRAWN AT ANY POINT DURING THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR AN SCC INTELLIGENCE RESEARCHER ROLE IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS YOU NEED NOT RE-APPLY.

Existing Surrey and Sussex Police employees must inform their immediate Line Manager before applying for this post. Surrey and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internally advertised posts.

Diversity Statement

Surrey and Sussex Police are committed to providing quality in the service we deliver, the career opportunities we offer our people and to increase the diversity of our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

We value diversity and inclusion and want to attract the best people for the roles available, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, disability, social status and religious beliefs.

We want to do all we can to encourage fair and inclusive opportunities, helping us to ensure that all individuals are properly supported and represented.

We are committed to the elimination of unfair discrimination and we are determined to ensure that all our employees receive fair and equitable treatment.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are from different ethnic backgrounds and experiences.

The Role

Researchers work in a pivotal role within the intelligence function. Working alongside intelligence analysts, intelligence development officers and other officers and staff, you will gather the information and intelligence that will inform and enable effective decision making against the complex and diverse threats, risks and issues that we face within policing. Intelligence Research may be required at any time, and the ability to work a rolling shift pattern is an essential part of the positions within the 24/7 Intelligence Unit.

The starting salary for these positions is £22,047 (Sussex) or £22,394 (Surrey).

Researchers within the 24/7 intelligence unit will be required to support various tasks, including fast-time research to meet the demands of critical incidents and slow-time support to control strategy priorities. Staff working within the unit work a work a 24 hour shift pattern, 7 days a week (2 earlies, 2 lates, 2 nights, 4 rest days), including weekends and bank holidays. Working locations for these roles are Woking in Surrey and Lewes in Sussex. The 24/7 Researcher roles include an additional unsociable hours payment of £4,222 (Surrey) or 35% (Sussex).

Key Responsibilities

Carry out high quality and timely research of various internal and external sources in connection with the operational requirements of the department/force/partner agency.

Provide effective research products for staff involved in intelligence and operational work.

Compile clear, concise and accurately researched reports and briefings to support intelligence development and operational work, when required presenting such material to colleagues and management.

Make use of relevant IT software, including MS Office and bespoke intelligence, research and analysis systems.

Skills & Experience

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience. We will assess your application against these specific criteria, which should be clearly evidenced within your application form:

ESSENTIAL
  • Proven experience of researching, assimilating and making sense of relevant information from a wide range of open and closed information sources. This includes being able to: identify potential risks, make links between information, and identify patterns, trends, series, similarities and discrepancies with information.
  • Confident and professional communication and presentation skills, in order to obtain and present data and information to staff at all levels. Your work needs to be understood and acted upon by decision makers and so you should evidence experience of producing clear, credible written reports and delivering information clearly and effectively to audiences.
  • Good time management skills, being flexible in your approach to the role, working well under pressure and being able to plan and prioritise a demanding workload. Working as part of a team, being able to produce effective reports within tight timescales and without close supervision.
  • To have proven experience and competency in the use of technology, including the use of MS Office software (eg Word and Excel), alongside the ability to learn and apply IT skills.
  • Educated to A level, or equivalent, standard. These should be vocational or academic qualifications which include a research element. Alternatively to have proven and well evidenced experience of crime/intelligence research in a relevant field.
  • The ability to travel and provide on call cover overnight and at weekends on a rota basis, is an essential part of some roles.

DESIRABLE
  • Experience of working within an intelligence environment or similar, including knowledge and experience of relevant legislation, codes of practice, standards, protocols, procedures and guidelines.
  • Experience in the use of bespoke software, including crime and intelligence databases, social media, GIS Crime mapping software and IBM i2 products.

You will also be willing and able to attain Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP) certification in line with the role.

Please indicate in your application whether you would prefer to work at Woking in Surrey, Lewes in Sussex, or at either location.

Additional Information

Applications will only be accepted by clicking the 'apply' button and completion of the electronic forms. CVs are not accepted as part of our recruitment process and you should refrain from uploading/sending these.

Candidates should be aware that roles may require exposure to material of a distressing nature. The likelihood and nature of this will vary depending upon the posting but may include material relating to violent, hate or sex crimes, for example. Whilst welfare and psychological support will be provided as appropriate, it is essential that candidates consider the impact of such material on their future well-being and how they will manage this aspect before applying.

In addition to current vacancies, this recruitment process is for a pool of candidates who may subsequently be offered positions arising for a period of up to twelve months, at the discretion of the recruiting manager, according to location and other working preferences that will be submitted by successful candidates.

Interviews will take place between 15th24th January 2020.

Contact Details

For further details please contact Senior Intelligence Analyst Ben Pawley via email on [email protected]

Job Detail
  • Reference number SYSX STAFF00798
  • Date posted
  • Closing date
  • Vacancy Type Police Staff
  • Force & Sussex Police Collaboration
  • Location See Advert
  • Starting Salary Between £20,000£29,999

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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