Borders Terrorism Assessment Centre (BTAC)
Grade F (£32,673- £38,376)
OCC Speke, Liverpool
Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021
Please note: Enhanced vetting SC/DV is required for this role
This role is being advertised internally and external
Merseyside Police is a modern force with traditional values and serves a population of 1.5 million people. Our Force covers a geographical area of 647 square kilometres and currently employs over 6,000 people in a variety of roles. We are committed to putting our communities first, preventing crime, protecting people and pursuing offenders
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Intelligence Analyst to join Counter Terrorism Policing at the UK Border. As a member of a National Unit, you will work closely with partner agencies in the UK and beyond in the development of strategic and tactical threat assessments. Delivering specialist advice to members of CT Policing and wider UK Government
As a Senior Intelligence Analyst, you will lead a team of Analysts and Intelligence Officers in the development of high standard intelligence products; and seek to continually innovate within your business area. Further, through training, mentoring and coaching, you will develop your team to achieve their potential; whilst developing your own skills as a leader.
The successful candidate will have significant experience as an Intelligence Analyst in a law enforcement or other security context; be familiar with collaborative working practices, and have a dynamic, positive and innovative approach.
- You will manage Intelligence, research and analysis to provide an effective and efficient response to the demand for the provision of research & analysis across the multi-agency hub at strategic and tactical levels.
- Facilitate the flow of intelligence from Key Stakeholders / Departments / Force / Regional / National to inform intelligence products and analytical techniques and therefore provide comprehensive assessments that drive operational activity, partnership work and National Priorities
- Manage the Research & Analysis Assets to deliver Strategic and Tactical analytical products at Level 3 utilising all sources of data / information / intelligence to set the National Strategic Intelligence Collection requirements, ensuring that resources are directed according to the appropriate threat / risk / harm priorities
- Manage the BTAC Analysts and Intelligence Officers including undertaking Performance Reviews, Welfare, Training and Development, Discipline and Grievance, staffing levels, training, retention and succession planning
- Brief DI BTAC, CT Policing Operations Centre (CTPOC) Command, Intelligence Managers, Senior Investigating Officers and other members of the CT Network/ Partner Agencies in relation to analytical products, NIM processes, College of Policing/HMIC/Information Commissioners, and recruitment and selection processes.
- Quality assure analytical work and products undertaken to ensure that analysis and reporting meet the required quality standard and are supported by a robust evidence base. Manage the internal Audit and Inspection of BTAC against NIM Code of Practice / Information Assurance protocols and develop subsequent action plans to improve practices and procedures prior to external inspection by HMIC / College of Policing / Information Commissioners
- Negotiate and influence all levels of staff in order that analytical capacity is used to best effect and that new techniques and effective practice are both established and shared. Ensure the intelligence Training Strategy is reviewed to enable all staff to receive necessary and relevant intelligence training for their role. This will equip staff with the key skills and knowledge to deliver the current/projected CT I.T. infrastructure (NSBIS/ NCIA / APOLLO), NISAP and NIM Intelligence requirements.
- Produce statements and attend court as a witness when required to assist in the criminal justice process.
- Ensure that staff are MoPI trained in accordance with the National Learning & Development Strategy and that all responsibilities are undertaken in relation to information management, data quality, and information sharing, intelligence and information security in accordance with the ACPO Guidance on the Management of Police Information in order to comply with the Statutory Code of Practice.
Knowledge & Experience
- You should have an extensive knowledge of Research and Analysis methodologies and problem solving with proven experience of working within the Intelligence/CT field in order to ensure the delivery of Strategic and Tactical Analytical Products.
- A proven ability to supervise staff is an essential requirement in order to manage a broad range of issues in a diverse and changing environment.
- You must possess a high level of interpersonal / communication / presentation skills in order to deal with people at all levels of the department, the CT Network and external agencies.
- Knowledge of procedures and legislation is important to assess local/regional/national impact on BTAC/NBTC/CTPOC in order to inform briefing products/opportunities for Chief / Senior Officers, partners/key stakeholders in order to provide advice and guidance to staff on appropriate and relevant courses of action.
- You should be innovative and be able to develop best practice in order to improve National policy and procedures in relation to CT Intelligence.
- A flexible approach to both working hours and practices to meet operational demands. There may also be a requirement to work at other locations within the country.
- Analytical ability and understanding of both National CT and IT systems to best advise Intelligence Staff on techniques used within their role.
Post holder must possess a full driving licence to allow travel around the Force area and to other organisations / agencies.
- Car parking
- 32 days Annual Leave Pro-rata
- Local Government Pension
Please note due to the volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the published closing date.
Guidance notes are attached, please ensure that you read these before completing your supporting evidence.
Police Officers who have given notice that they are retiring within the next six month period can apply for Police Staff vacancies that are advertised externally. If successful the applicant must be in a position to commence on a date specified by the hiring manager.
Please base your evidence on the knowledge and experience on the attached Job Description Questionnaire utilising the competencies contained within the Competency Value Framework
Please click here to view the Competencies Values Framework
Equality Act 2010
Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made. Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
Merseyside Police are proud to use Positive Action to redress the balance of under representation our team will offer advice, guidance and support throughout the recruitment process to candidates from under-represented groups. For more information please refer to our Positive Action page https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/careers/join-us/positive-action-recruitment-team/