Counter Terrorism Unit - Analyst

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Grade: Band D Lower

Salary: £27,795 - £33,933

Closing date: 23rd September 2018

An exciting opportunity for a forward thinking individual has arisen within the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU). 

The Analysis Team is at the forefront of CT analysis and is essential in the continuing success of the team. The team are responsible for all strands of intelligence analysis within a local, regional, national and international context, in line with the WMCTU priorities.

The work of a CT analyst includes the provision of:

  • Complex covert intelligence development and analysis in support of national priority counter terrorism operations.
  • Preparation of overt evidential analysis to assist in the prosecution of offenders in high profile terrorist trials.
  • In-depth strategic analysis to improve the WMCTU’s understanding of the many facets of terrorism and violent extremism, contributing to the delivery of the contest strategy.

Counter Terrorism is a dynamic, specialised and challenging area of policing. The successful individual will work as a pivotal member of a close and efficient team.

We want the best from you. We will provide you with opportunities for continuous professional development and offer an excellent working environment.

You will be required to undergo MV and DV vetting. 

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For further information about the role please email


“You must be a British citizen to work for the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your nonBritish nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with WMCTU. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time.


If you're already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn't a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the Department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn't a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another Department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.”

Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities, whilst protecting them from harm”

Role Responsibilities:

  • To communicate findings, inference and hypothesis.
  • Delivery of effective presentations and briefings.
  • Be able to switch between tactical and strategic roles to fulfil the analytical needs of the region.
  • To represent the WMCTU and present at regional and national forums.
  • Direct and guide research completed by others.
  • Utilise IT systems and techniques that are unique to the role of Counter Terrorism.
  • Work to a high level of integrity, routinely handling Secret information, and as such following GPMS and other guidance with regard to handling and storing this data.
  • Effective liaison with a variety of National Agencies, including Army, Police Forces / CT Capabilities, Local Authorities and other specialist.
  • Provide comprehensive analytical products that interpret intelligence and provide clear understanding and guidance to drive the proactive acquisition of further intelligence and evidence.
  • Identify risk, threat, vulnerabilities and opportunities in support of national security operations.
  • Offer specialist guidance, influencing decision making of Police Senior Investigating Officers, Intelligence Managers and Intelligence Officers regarding live operations.
  • Provide complex evidential analysis and expert testimony to the highest of standard to secure the successful prosecution of terrorists.
  • Provide detailed strategic analysis to assist the organisational understanding of the multiple facets of terrorism and violent extremism.
  • Provide effective forecast, taking international issues and providing local impact and context.
  • Conduct strategic research.
  • Provide effective horizon and environment scanning products.
  • To provide analytical support to other areas within the CTU.
Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • To be able to collate, evaluate, structure and process data to identify patterns, series, similarities and discrepancies within a variety on information types.
  • Experience of processing data using statistical and graphic tools.
  • Experience of interpreting analytical data.
  • Experience in the use of computer software applications in relation to the charting and analytical preparation of data.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the National Intelligence Model (NIM).
  • Experience of critical and strategic thinking.
  • Experience of preparing and conducting presentations.
  • Experience of working within a team and on own initiative.
  • You must be of graduate level in relevant subject or equivalent qualification or experience within a similar environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of Windows based software.
  • Excellent communication skills in presenting analytical findings in verbal, graphical and written forms, ensuring these meet user needs.
  • Ability to manage own workload and that of others.
Desirable Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of current global affairs with a focus on Terrorism and Security.
  • To be able to design and construct databases.
  • Experience of preparing and conducting briefings and seminars.
  • Delivery of training.
  • Experience of managing intelligence within an operational context.

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