Job title: Intelligence Analyst Grade: SCALE 6/SO 2 Role code: EU70206 Status: Police Staff Home Office code: Organisational Support
Main purpose of the role:
Support intelligence operations in accordance with the Essex Police Control Strategy and Policing Plan through the timely delivery of National Intelligence Model compliant products to inform the decision making process.
Analyse information from a wide range of data sources, in accordance with the departments control strategies, to identify links and associations between suspected staff and identified crimes and/or discipline issues, by producing high quality analytical products.
Illustrate connections within criminal and other investigations, providing intelligence briefings and presentations, in order to extract specific information which may be valuable in the planning / conduct of PSD intelligence or enforcement operations.
Conduct financial investigations and analysis to establish financial links or intelligence in corruption enquiries and to maintain an appropriate level of knowledge relating to current and new legislation governing the obtaining, gathering and storage of financial information.
Present the results of the analysis, in the most appropriate and usable format, to intelligence officers, detectives and police managers, recommending improvements to intelligence collation, which will assist in the reduction of and prevention of corruption and inappropriate behaviour within the Force.
Provide analytical support to major incidents, as required by the Force Intelligence Co-ordinator and or the Head of Intelligence Analysis.
Give presentations to intelligence officers, investigators, police personnel or other agencies as appropriate, in order to illustrate the benefits of intelligence / financial analysis within the PSD.
Maintain a current awareness of developments within the analysis of intelligence and any changes arising out of the Force Intelligence Review and undertake other analysis related duties at the direction of the Head of PSD.
Management Vetting required.
The Intelligence Analyst will be educated to degree level or equivalent or be able to demonstrate experience in a similar role.
Excellent communication skills are essential, both verbal and written, as the post holder will be required to analyse and interpret a wide range of data and present the data in a useful and appropriate format. Excellent presentation and influencing skills are essential as the post holder will be expected to present findings to senior officer level and influence resourcing decisions and operational planning.
With a sharp analytical mind and a problem solver, the post holder must be able to act on data and raise appropriate questions in relation to information being gathered. Confidence in decision making and using judgement to determine relevant information and the sharing of data is essential. The post holder must possess good organisational skills and the ability to manage time under pressure.
The post holder should be IT literate and have the ability to rapidly learn analytical and presentational software and databases in order to utilise the software to full advantage.
Objectivity, honesty and integrity are essential in this role. The role requires the handling of sensitive and highly confidential information.
The post holder may be required to attend residential training courses of up to three weeks at the direction of the Head of Intelligence Analysis.
Vetting clearance is a pre-requisite of employment in designated posts and the post holder will be subject to management vetting assessment every 7 years. National security vetting clearances are reviewed every 10 years.
Analyse Critically (Level 1)
I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 1)
I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally Aware (Level 1)
I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take Ownership (Level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public Service (Accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Health and Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Information Management and Technology (Level 5)
Can retrieve information from computer searches across data source boundaries e.g. across a number of data sources, across county. Can analyse and compare data from such searches. Understands significance of findings and can provide guidance on the reliability of forecasts resulting from data analysis. Can monitor data quality in the work of others, and may manage the impact of data quality issues.
Intelligence Analysis (Level 4)
Has successfully attended Intelligence Analysis Training Course recognised by the Head of Intelligence Analysis.Effectively collates and interprets information from a wide range of data sources and produces NIM products in support of Control Strategies and Intelligence Requirements. Provides support to the Tasking and Co-ordination process, attending Force, Division and Neighbourhood Policing TCG processes, Crime Series and Target Management Forums as required and presenting the supporting analytical product(s). Provides analytical support to Divisional investigations and/or supported intelligence/investigative targeting of county and national targets by specialist units.
Internal Consultancy (Level 3)
Demonstrates an understanding of Force business / internal client needs and expectations in relation to the consultancy specialism offered by the Department or Unit. Clarifies client requirements in response to requests for help and support. Collects and analyses relevant data, using appropriate methodologies and offers practical solutions which meet client requirements. Builds and develops effective working relationships with clients.
Knowledge of Police Environment and Policy (Level 4)
Displays a general appreciation of changes affecting the police service. Understands the inter-relationships between the roles of the various Operational and Support activities, and how organisation structures and police systems work. Possesses a detailed understanding of working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role and the roles of subordinates and ensures that these are followed at all times. Is clear about Force goals and effectively contributes to local business plan objectives.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Full compliance with Level 3. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.
Office Technology (Level 4)
Demonstrates advanced skills in the use of one or more office software products Able to use these packages to enhance the quality or presentation of work required within the role. Manages data files and file structures. Provides on the job training and guidance to other staff in the use of specific or specialist software, if required. Familiar with established IT rules and protocols and shows a good understanding of data protection requirements.
Risk Management (Level 4)
Able to anticipate risks likely to affect the team's ability to execute their function, in terms of likelihood and impact, and assesses how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their team and their objectives. Has an understanding of pathways to alert local managers to flawed or ineffective operational control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks.
Statistical Analysis (Level 3)
Familiar with use of basic statistics, charts and tables and is able to draw reasonable conclusions from available data. Able to identify degrees of reliability in raw data and published statistics, and advise colleagues accordingly. Demonstrates ability to convert figures into tables, charts or graphs using appropriate style and balance to convey meaning to other users.
Target Surveillance (Level 3)
Has a good general awareness of the work of the target referral teams, understands the quality requirements of cases to be referred to these specialist teams and what needs to be done to put together target packages.
National Occupational Standards:
SFJ CM01 Discuss and develop terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product.
SFJ CM02 Collect and evaluate information for intelligence analysis.
SFJ CM03 Apply analytical techniques to interpret information for intelligence analysis.
SFJ CM04 Apply the inference development process to make judgements based on intelligence analysis.
SFJ CM05 Develop recommendations from the results of the intelligence analysis methodology.
SFJ CM06 Create an intelligence analysis product to influence and support decision making.
SFJ CM07 Disseminate the intelligence analysis product.
SFJ CM08 Review the effectiveness of the intelligence analysis product.