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Intelligence Analyst – NIU – 72562
£33,645 – £36,738
Multiple Locations


Job Description 

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit:

Overview of the job

The post holder(s) will work in the National Intelligence Unit at HQ or one of the 5 Regional Intelligence Units. The post hold will be responsible for analysis in their respective areas. These areas include, but are not limited to, Counter Terrorism, Counter Corruption, Financial Intelligence, Sensitive Intelligence, Strategic Intelligence or Crime including Organised Crime across the relevant region or nationally in HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). All these intelligence units form part of the National Intelligence Unit.

Intelligence Analyst(s) will play a critical role in developing the intelligence picture on a range of threats impacting on their geographic or thematic area, drawing on existing intelligence products as well as developing their own analysis.

The post holder will be responsible for providing strategic and tactical intelligence analysis and products which will look across prison and probation contexts at ‘high priority’ offenders, offending groups and operational security vulnerabilities in their area.

The post holder will report directly to the band 7 Senior Intelligence Analysts in the respective Unit. The post is a flexible resource within the function and the post holder may be asked to undertake work for another Unit to respond to changes in priorities.

The post holder may have direct line management and professional development of the band 3 intelligence researchers.

These posts may be based either in HQ (102 Petty France, London) or in one of the five Regional Hubs, exact details will be specified in the advert. Regular travel is likely and will include prison establishments, prison Group Directors’ offices and Probation Service Division offices as well as law enforcement partners’ offices. In addition there is likely to be occasional travel throughout England and Wales for national matters. Remote/Home working will be an option though specifics will be role dependent.

A background in analytical work (any discipline) would be an advantage but is not essential; training in intelligence analysis will be provided if required. Furthermore, some roles will require the post holder to partake in specialist training and accreditation which will be provided.


This is an exciting opportunity to take up a key role supporting the ongoing development of intelligence analysis as a professional service to HMPPS.

The post holder will be expected to develop and deliver a high quality intelligence analytical service to HMPPS and law enforcement partners; therefore, they will require a strong grasp of intelligence and data analytical techniques, research skills, information handling requirements, as well as understand and anticipate information and intelligence requirements from a range of partners.

The post holder will also require strong communication skills to engage with a wide range of consumers of intelligence at all levels within HMPPS, with law enforcement partners, the National Crime Agency and, for some roles, the Security Services.

The post has no operational requirement. However, an understanding of prisons, probation and/or law enforcement operating environment would be an advantage.

The postholder must act with the highest levels of personal and professional integrity and champion these qualities in others. They must be vetted to Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) depending on the role. It is likely that roles in the Sensitive Intelligence Unit will require DV, but this is subject to change.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • National and Regional Intelligence Products: produce ad hoc ‘problem profiles’ on request, based on emerging trends. Produce intelligence assessments to support the case management of high risk or emerging ‘threat group’ individuals, discuss and develop terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product; obtain and evaluate information for intelligence analysis; apply analytical techniques to interpret information for intelligence analysis; use inference development to make judgments based on intelligence analysis methodology; create intelligence analysis products to support decision making; disseminate intelligence products; and review the effectiveness of the analysis process.
  • Intelligence Sharing and Partnership working: Support the unit in developing and maintaining good working relationships with both internal colleagues and external partners at national, regional and local levels to facilitate timely sharing of intelligence. Attend prison, probation and law enforcement regional and national forums as required. Support information requests and flows on both strategic and tactical intelligence, information or data requirements.
  • Management & Leadership: line manage and provide professional development to Band 3 Intelligence Researchers, and provide support to prison and probation colleagues and partners on the Professionalisation of intelligence.
    The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.


  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leadership


Candidates will be required to submit a CV as an opportunity to further highlight how you meet the criteria set out in the job description.


Candidates will be required to complete an exercise at interview to test your aptitude for analytical work.


£33,645 - £36,738 (salary dependent on location)

Additional Information


  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

1- To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail;

2- To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (;

3- To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: