Vacancy Information

This role is within a unit where Surrey Police and Sussex Police work in collaboration, whilst continuing to be two separate legal entities/employers with different terms and conditions. Both Surrey Police staff and Sussex Police staff are employed in this unit on their own force terms and conditions. Successful candidates may be appointed on the terms and conditions of employment of either Surrey Police or Sussex Police, depending on organisational requirements. A discussion will be held with the successful candidate to confirm the details of location, salary, allowance and hours. Division / Department – Forcewide Status – Full Time Contract Type – Permanent Grade – Grade 10 Salary Grade Range – £28,725 – £31,725 The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range.

The Role

The threats facing Surrey and Sussex are constantly evolving, and offenders continually find new ways of committing crime. The information needed to confront these risks is not always evident. That’s why we need Intelligence Analysts to help make sense of what’s going on and direct our response to some of the most complex and high profile cases in our counties.

We are looking for people who can identify connections from big data sets and evolving intelligence. You will have to ask insightful questions to get to the heart of a problem. You’ll identify, interrogate, and assess information from a range of covert and overt information sources. You will have to get to grips with complex and technical problems, explain your thinking, and come up with creative solutions to help tackle crime.

You will be working on a variety of critical, strategic, and high risk incidents. At times you will be under pressure to build a big picture from small pieces of intelligence and threads of data. You will be flexible and creative, and able to communicate your findings to front-line staff and chief officers. Your problem-solving, attention to detail, and presentational skills will be crucial in making people safe and locking up criminals.

The position advertised is a full time Intelligence Analyst based in Eastbourne, working in the East Sussex Divisional Intelligence Hub.

Key Responsibilities

Intelligence Analysts provide sophisticated analysis that supports officers and staff in effective decision making around complex problems. This is critical when policing is being asked to do more with less, and where accurate information and persuasive judgement needs to reach the right people quickly. The context will vary according to the specific role, ranging from problem solving, volume crime and anti-social behaviour, to organised crime, counter-terrorism, homicide and other serious crime and strategic issues.

You will advise and assist in all aspects of investigations by providing strategic and tactical analysis of intelligence, evidence, crime, and disorder. You will identify offenders, series and trends, and information gaps. You will suggest opportunities to gather intelligence and evidence, prevent or disrupt crime, progress investigations, solve problems or otherwise reduce threat, harm and risk.

Skills & Experience

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience. We will assess your application against these specific criteria, which should be clearly evidenced within your application form:

1 – Graduate calibre or equivalent qualification, orwith proven and well evidenced experience of crime/intelligence analysis in a relevant field;

2 – A high standard of problem solving skills , with the ability to use logic and reasoning to influence others in a professional manner, to persuade people by using powerful arguments;

3 – Well-developed computer skills with the ability to learn bespoke systems and the technological savvy to understand and use a range of data formats, databases, spreadsheets and other analytical tools;

4 – Previous experience of interpreting and evaluating large sets of qualitative and quantitative data to extract salient points, develop inferences, and make recommendations;

5 – Well-developed written and verbal communication skills , including the ability to present appropriately to groups or individuals, including senior managers and partner agencies;

6 – The ability to plan ahead , to manage and prioritise workload unsupervised and respond flexibly to rapidly changing demands; working calmly and effectively, especially under pressure; resolving issues or problems that arise;

Further Information

The position advertised is a full time Intelligence Analyst based in Eastbourne, working in the East Sussex Divisional Intelligence Hub.

Usual working hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. There will be a requirement to travel within Sussex and provide on call cover overnight and at weekends on a rota basis, for which a standby allowance is paid. You will also be willing and able to attain Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP) certification in line with the role.

For further details please contact Senior Intelligence Analyst Ben Pawley via email on [email protected]

Please note that if your application is successful at the papersift stage, you will be invited to take part in an assessment and an interview. These will take place over two consecutive dates in July. Due to Covid-19 the assessments and interviews will be conducted online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Additional Information

Surrey Police and Sussex Police work together in collaboration for this role, however they remain two different employers, with differing pay scales, allowances and terms and conditions including hours of employment. This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes. Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference. This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process. If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, it is really important that you inform and seek support from your line manager of your intention to submit an application for this role as this allows for sufficient resource planning. Failure to inform your line manager may result in a delay in a release dates being agreed. If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager. If you are successful in your application, you may be required to resign and transfer your employment, taking on the Terms & Conditions and pay scales of the Lead Force (if this is not your existing Home Force). Surrey Police and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internal advertised posts.

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It’s really important that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we know that as an organisation we’ll grow from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity brings; all of which help us deliver a better policing service. We strive to ensure how we deliver our services, provide information and how we recruit is open and accessible to all. We have multiple staff support groups who help to improve our understanding of minority issues and ensure they are reflected in our work. We are proud members of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident, a signatory of the Race at Work Charter and aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.

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