Intelligence Analyst

190000OJ Requisition #

Band C – Band D Lower

Salary: £20,619 to £35,481

Closing Date: 27th December 2019

About the role:

Do you have an inquisitive mind? Are you professionally curious? Can you see the bigger picture to a problem than just the one in front of you?

Force Intelligence are currently recruiting for intelligence analysts to work within Strategic and Tactical Intelligence at Lloyd House.  Analysis is an important tool for policing. It is used to understand crime and disorder issues, to investigate criminal incidents and to support the development of knowledge in increasingly diverse specialist areas. Within the Intelligence  development you can be working on a variety of subject matter from some of the UK’s most serious and organised crime networks, to the criminals and networks that are causing us day-to-day policing challenges in terms of acquisitive crime and low level disorder. 

The role of the analyst is to conduct analysis at a strategic, tactical and/or operational level, identifying and using appropriate analytical tools and techniques to interpret gaps, patterns and trends, assess threat, risk and harm and make recommendations in support of decision making, prioritisation and resource allocation. Working with other intelligence and policing professionals to identify recommendations to help tackle problems.Due to the nature of intelligence and the constantly evolving threats we face, the environment is fast paced, and you will need to be able to work under pressure to often very tight deadlines

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake all analytical functions within the department in relation to the preparation of comprehensive National Intelligence Model products, in accordance with nationally agreed principles.
  • To assist in current intelligence operations by researching, collating and analysing information from all relevant sources, and providing researched recommendations to senior management teams.
  • To assist in the development of intelligence collection plans to ensure the effective communication of these to operational officers.
  • To develop and maintain knowledge of current intelligence together with the crime trends and patterns relevant to the force.
  • Prepare briefing notes and deliver clear presentations where appropriate ensuring that the medium used is suitable for the audience.
  • To conduct strategic analysis and produce strategic assessments.
  • To liaise with staff across the force and other agencies to obtain and/or disseminate information, and actively participate in meetings.
  • To advise upon and recommend likely targets and present analysis to senior officers.
  • To prepare evidence, attend court and give evidence when required.
  • To take appropriate security precautions in respect of intelligence information.
  • To carry out any other duties commensurate with the purpose and grading of the post that may from time to time be determined.
  • Work towards and support the Intelligence Professionalisation programme. Gain accreditation by completing the national occupational standards (NOS) for the role and inclusion on the National Intelligence Register.






Knowledge & Experience:



  • Experience of undertaking research to create analysis with the development of hypotheses to make recommendations and support decision making.
  • Experience of researching and gathering information from a wide range of sources
  • Experience of working collaboratively across a range of organisations
  • Evidence a good understanding of the requirements of the National Intelligence Model.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of using Excel and Microsoft products to an advanced level


  • Experience of working with in a law enforcement or intelligence environment.
  • An appreciation of court procedures and legal knowledge
  • Experience of working with analytical tools and techniques
  • Educated to degree level.

West Midlands Police intelligence department will be holding a recruitment briefing on the 12th December at the Lord Knight Suite, Tally Ho. Please follow the link for further details.

Please note that Force Intelligence has pledged to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our community.  WMP is striving to get to a position where we are confident that all disproportionality and disadvantage is a thing of the past and is committed to the principles of equality, fairness and diversity. No member of the public or communities we serve, no Police Officer, Special Constable, Police Staff member or Police Community Volunteer shall receive less favourable treatment, directly or indirectly, on the grounds of: Age, Disability, Gender, Gender Identity, Marriage or Civil Partner Status, Pregnancy or Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sexual Orientation, Socio-Economic Background or Trade Union Membership. Force Intelligence are actively looking to improve the diverse representation against all teams within the department. Under positive action provisions within the Equalities Act 2010, we welcome applications from suitably qualified Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

Successful applicants will be required to pass Management Vetting scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background & financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

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