Intelligence Professionalisation Manager

190000QD Requisition #

Grade: Band E

Salary: £41,739 to £49,023

Closing Date: 26th January 2020

West Midlands Police

Here at West Midlands Police (WMP), we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest Police Force in England. WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment. We are also able to offer a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • Flexi-time working
  • Access to other corporate health and benefit schemes, including a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • Modern working environment in central Birmingham
  • The option to join a generous pension scheme

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. Intelligence are actively looking to improve the diverse representation against all teams within intel. Under positive action provisions within the Equalities Act 2010, Intelligence welcomes applications from suitably qualified underrepresented groups.

About the Role

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.

An opportunity has arisen within the Intelligence Department for an Intelligence Professionalisation manager to work with the head of strategic intelligence to design and develop an intelligence academy to support the WMP intelligence department and other regional law enforcement agencies.

Based in Lloyd House, the successful candidate will develop and deliver  a comprehensive, induction, training and continuous professional development programme that maintains knowledge levels across the portfolio and ensures an effective intelligence service that adds value to the region. They will be responsible for the design and delivery of the National Intelligence professionalisation Programme (IPP) across the WMP Security portfolio, (inc. WMP Intelligence, ROCU, CTU and NaBIS). The role will ensure that products are quality assured by suitably trained and supported supervision and management.

Working Arrangements

This role requires flexibility around core hours of 0800 to 1600 Monday to Friday.

Successful applicants may be required on occasion to work weekends, bank or religious holidays. This is a hot desking role, based at Lloyd House. Successful applicant will need to undertake management vetting and SC vetting.

Additional Role Information

The successful candidate will also:

  • Lead the development and delivery of specialist training to the intelligence function across the WMP Security portfolio in line with the Intelligence professionalisation programme (IPP) and in conjunction with learning and development
  • Be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of a behavioural based recruitment process for Intelligence in line with IPP standards.
  • Be responsible for the design, development, delivery and management of the core Intelligence training programme.
  • Create a CPD programme in support of the achievement and maintenance of IPP standards by Intelligence staff.
  • Design clear structured pathways for intelligence staff to provide clear frameworks for delivering their professional intelligence skills.
  • Manage relationships with the National IPP programme team to ensure that WMP maximises the opportunities available to forces and design, Implement and monitor the WMP response to the nationally mandated IPP programme.
  • Manage the accreditors training programme for Intelligence supervision.
  • Ensure that workplace assessments by line supervisors are in place across intelligence and are consistently applied to ensure that product quality is assured
  • Design and implement digital personal development portfolios for all intelligence staff in line with Force e-portfolio programme of work.
  • Design an unsatisfactory performance process with POD for staff who do not meet the required IPP standard.
  • Identify talent pathways for individuals within intelligence and identify in conjunction with line managers opportunities for development and lateral movement
  • Lead the intelligence undergraduate scheme and apprenticeship programme
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role or grading of the post

Essential Requirements:
  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Experience working within a law enforcement Intelligence function at a supervisory level.
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering intelligence based training courses and/or inputs
  • Knowledge of existing HR, L&D and /or resourcing IT systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and evidenced ability of building effective working relationships across a spectrum of stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Excellent organisational skills, ensuring that a wide variety of competing demands are managed without compromising standards.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to ensure clear, accurate and appropriate sharing of information
  • Creative, innovative and flexible approach to solving problems and ability to cope with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to manage own workload, prioritising when required and taking initiative to resolve problems.
Desirable Requirements:
  • Understanding of blended training approaches.
  • Evidence of creating and building databases.
  • Understanding of training and development principles, including quality assurance and continued professional development.
  • Understanding the landscape of partner agencies, and where the Region is working collaboratively with partners.
  • Working in collaboration with partner agencies, particularly public and third sector
  • IT skills particularly Microsoft Office for production of documents presentations  and presentations and databases
Recruitment Process:

A Q&A session will be held on Thursday 16th of January from 1700 to 1800 in Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Birmingham.

To register for this event please go to

The closing date for applications is 26th January 2020. It is planned that interviews will be held week commencing 10th of February. If there are any days or times you are unavailable during this week period please make a note of this in your application.

The selection process will be conducted using the College of Policing, Competency Values Framework (CVF) level 2(Supervisor/manager).

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.

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.

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