NABIS Deputy Head of Intelligence

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About You

  • The ideal candidate for this role will have a good understanding of the scale, nature and threat of firearms criminality affecting the UK and to be able to communicate this effectively to UK Law Enforcement, and occasionally to international partners.
  • You will be able to demonstrate that you are a strong communicator with excellent presentation and negotiation skills. The post holder will be expected to operate at a senior level in order to inform, communicate and deliver information effectively, as well as building relationships between partner agencies and NABIS. You will have demonstrable experience and skills in preparing written reports and papers to a high standard that are appropriate for a wide range of audiences.
  • You will have experience of supervising staff in a busy environment with competing demands, ideally incorporating a service based ethos with the ability to work to tight deadlines. This is a demanding, exciting job which is challenging but also very rewarding.

Previous Experience and Skills

  • You will be part of an organisation of both police officers and police staff colleagues and should be able to demonstrate an excellent range of transferrable skills.
  • We welcome applicants that are highly motivated individuals, proven team players with excellent communication and relationship building skills; an individual who visibly demonstrates the values of the organisation as well as national fairness in policing principles.

Qualifications and Knowledge


Essential Criteria:

  • Intelligence/Investigative background
  • Specialist technical knowledge in the Criminal Use & Supply of firearms
  • Organisational Knowledge: structure and functioning of NABIS
  • Evidence of leading a team
  • Intelligence Analysis Operational/Strategic
  • Verbal & Written presentation skills to a variety of audiences.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Law enforcement Intelligence/Investigative & analysis background at a strategic Level
  • Experience of Dealing with UK Law Enforcement
  • Legislative knowledge of firearms governance and criminality

NABIS fully supports and is proud of its commitment to the principles of Diversity and Inclusion to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities.


Things you need to know

  • NABIS is a diverse and supportive organisation, where you can develop your skills, knowledge and experience in an engaging and flexible environment. We are committed to providing support throughout your employment with us for you to gain the skills you need to be successful and further your career.



We are able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays); increasing to 33 days after five years’ service.
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website
  • the opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme run by WMP
  • the option to join a generous Local Government pension scheme



Due to the nature of the role you will be required to undertake / currently hold Security Check (SC) and Management level vetting. You will need to have resided within the UK for a minimum of 3 years due to vetting requirements and is a condition of acceptance to this post.

The post holder will be expected to regularly travel across the UK and may be required to travel internationally on occasions, therefore you must hold a valid UK Passport and full UK Driving Licence.


Selection Process


The application process for this position will be by application form and then assessment and interview should you be selected for shortlisting.


Once received, your application will be assessed for experience and achievements evidenced against the above responsibilities, experience and skills.


Should your application progress to interview, you will assessed against these behaviours during the selection process. Please see the enclosed Competency Values Framework for more information on what each behaviour incorporates and what we expect from our staff:

  • Strategic Awareness / Strategic Thinking
  • Communication / Relationship Building / Stakeholder Management
  • Conflict / Challenging Performance
  • Management of Information
  • Problem Solving

Interview dates and location

  • Shortlisting of application forms will take place week commencing 11th November 2019.
  • Interviews will take place 18th to 22nd November 2019.
  • Interviews will take place at the West Midlands Police HQ in Birmingham City Centre. NABIS does not cover the cost of travel to your interview/assessment unless otherwise stated.

Further information

  • Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. If you were shortlisted for interview, you have a right to ask your interview score.
  • A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
  • New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.For any further information on the behaviours or process, please contact Ian Head (NABIS head of Intelligence) via or 0121 6267114.

Reasonable adjustment

  • If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: contact WMP recruitment team.

Every gun tells a different story.

NABIS: Protecting everyone from the criminal use of firearms.

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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