Counter Terrorism Unit - Intelligence Researcher

2000003J Requisition #
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Role Responsibilities

  • To provide research and identify intelligence opportunities on high risk individuals, networks, thematic and geographical areas in order to support stakeholder objectives through production of high quality, time-sensitive intelligence products.
  • Discover, confirm and collate sources of information and intelligence in order to exploit and develop the intelligence picture for CT and DE.
  • To liaise with other units/agencies in the authorised collection and dissemination of information.
  • Work in line with Departmental, Force and National guidelines to establish and maintain verifiable audit trails for all information/intelligence requests and requirements.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, and attend meetings and operational briefings at various levels, to discuss research requirements/results.
  • Support the Analysts, Open Source Internet [Intelligence] Investigators and Intelligence Officers by gathering, collating and evaluating information to facilitate the development of intelligence products.
  • Prepare National Intelligence Model (NIM) compliant research products.
  • Distribute intelligence products onto relevant parties, providing reassurance and validity checks to assist with critical operational decisions.
  • Provide legally compliant evidential support through adhering to any policies and procedures required.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism when handling sensitive intelligence.

Essential Skills and Competencies

  • Experience of working in a research capacity.
  • Use of computers to conduct systems research and trace work, including previous usage of Windows based software, databases and any other formalised records system.
  • Evidence of effectively participating in meetings, or otherwise making valuable contributions to both individual and team work efforts.
  • Experience of working both within a team, and on own initiative – particularly when managing and prioritising allotted duties.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders and partner agencies.
  • Understanding of the National Intelligence Model (NIM).
  • Completion of or willingness to complete and pass, formalised training and/or other relevant qualifications.
  • Ability to identify patterns, trends, series, similarities and discrepancies with information.
  • Demonstrated ability to martial, collate and confirm information in order to create a formal product for stakeholders (i.e. report or assessment).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Plan and manage own workload.
  • Confident working on your own or as part of a larger team.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information appropriately and in accordance with policy.
  • Be willing and able to attain National Intelligence Professionalisation Program accreditation in line with role.

Desirable Skills and Competencies

  • Experience of working in an intelligence environment.
  • Experience of presenting data in graphical and numerical format.
  • Knowledge of current police intelligence systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, guidelines, processes and procedures (i.e. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Directed Surveillance Authority, Open Source Centre guidelines).
  • Dedication to continuous professional development, especially in relation to research techniques and skills.

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