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Analytical

Security Analyst – 59939
£24,619 – £27,381
Newton Abbot

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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: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Overview of the job

This is an operational job in an establishment.

Summary

The job holder will be a Prison Officer who will have additional specialist Security Intelligence Analyst training to carry out this job.

They will supervise and support prisoners in a secure custodial setting, ensuring all services are provided to a high standard and that security and control are maintained at all times.

They will also be deployed as a Supervising Officer where required

This is an operational job with no line management; however they will have supervisory responsibilities for staff.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

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

  • Analyse and evaluate intelligence information to support and inform decision making in the prevention of security breaches and management of incidents. Where required, undertake further analysis on Security Incidents Reports (SIRs) that require it
  • Produce a monthly Intelligence Report and disseminate it as required within the establishment, collating feedback, before presenting the report at the monthly Security meeting
  • Regularly update line management regarding local security issues and any intelligence received
  • Make sure that the security intelligence system is updated, maintained, used appropriately and that staff are trained in its use as required
  • Check security information received, determine level of importance and recommend responses and solutions
  • Collate and distribute monthly targets for searching and mandatory drug tests to all residential units
  • Delivers in-house training in intelligence related procedures which will include both induction training for new starters and some specific on-going training which reinforces the need for all staff to adhere to security protocols
  • Liaise with other establishments, Law Enforcement groups and external agencies and to disseminate intelligence and SIR information in line with local and national policies to maintain safety and security
  • Provide advice and guidance to the security manager on current trends and issues this includes identifying and monitoring of targets under the local supply reduction policy and extremism
  • Monitor the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) procedures in line with relevant local/national policies, audit standards, Local Security Strategy (LSS), Interceptions of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO) and other standards
  • Monitor prisoner communications in line with relevant local/national policies, audit standards, LSS and the IOCCO requirements
  • Support the Establishment Corruption Prevention Manager in detecting staff ‘wrong doing’, preventing and detecting crime
  • Interview prisoners where intelligence suggests they may be the victims of extremist bullying or where prisoners have requested to speak to Security relating to Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU)
  • Liaise with external stakeholders regarding Counter Terrorism and Extremism
  • Brief and liaise with residential units regarding covert testing
  • Act as the liaison for the BRENT secure fax
  • Act as point of contact for all Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) issues in the security department
  • Compile and keep up to date “subject profiles” on any Terrorism Act (TACT) prisoners, “problem profiles” and  analytical reports on incidents or individuals
  • Assess any seized items such as literature/audio for any extremist content
  • Compile and complete reports on TACT or Security Threat Group prisoners

Undertake other tasks including:

  • Supervise, manage and control prisoners decently, lawfully, safely and securely whilst carrying out all activities
  • Exercise the powers of a Constable
  • Conduct searches on prisoners, staff and visitors as required
  • Undertake external escorts
  • Undertakes ‘first on scene’ incident response
  • Maintain and update systems in line with local agreements
  • Prepare relevant documentation for managers for verification / quality checking purposes
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings as required
  • Complete and update Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Establish, develop and maintain professional relationships with prisoners and staff
  • Understand and comply with national/local policies and legislation

When required act as a Supervising Officer (SO) as per the following job descriptions:

  • SO : Safe, Decent and Secure / YP
  • SO : Operations / YP
  • SO : Special Unit
  • SO : Category A Escorts
  • SO : Nights / YP
  • SO : Regime
  • SO : PEI

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.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.

Behaviours

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Essential Experience

Must be competent in custodial procedures, including dynamic risk assessments.

Technical Requirements

Will complete appropriate training in Intelligence Analysis when taking up post.

The job holder must have been accredited as a Prison Officer by successfully completing Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT). The job holder must have successfully completed their probationary period. For those appointed from 2007 onwards, this includes achievement of the Custodial Care National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) 3.

Will be competent in custodial procedures, including dynamic risk assessment and must be trained and annually refreshed in control and restraint techniques.

When transferring to a Young Persons establishment the job holder will be required to successfully undertake an assessment to demonstrate suitability to work with Young People.

Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances

37 hour working week (standard).

HMPPS Staff on closed pay structures only: Additional Conditioned Hours Pensionable (ACHP)

Staff moving from a closed 39 hour pay structure will be eligible for the two protected pensionable additional committed hours (ACHP). They will work a 39 hour week consisting of the standard 37 hour week and a further 2 additional hours (ACHP) paid at plain time pensionable rate.

Unsocial Hours Working:

This role requires working regular unsocial hours and a 17% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 – 1900hrs Monday to Friday and include working evenings, nights, weekends and Bank / Public holidays.

Salary

£24,619 - £27,381

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate’s Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

HM Prison & Probation Service  (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provides a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

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

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: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.