Intelligence Researcher

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Police Staff
Full Time
Intel & tasking
Bridgwater Police Centre- TA6 4RR, Bristol, Concorde House- BS16 7FH, Bristol, Kenneth Steele House- BS2 0TQ, Portishead, Police Headquarters- BS20 8QJ, Almondsbury - SW ROCU Northern Hub, within the vicinity of junction 16 of M5 - BS34 6PY
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£25,758 - £27,690

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

12/12/2022, 16:00

Are you interested in being part of a team that that helps evaluate information in order to provide a high quality research service, helping to solve crime and tackle organised criminality? If yes Avon and Somerset Constabulary are recruiting Intelligence Researchers.


The role of an Intelligence Researcher is largely office-based however there will be a need to meet with colleagues from other departments, Constabularies and agencies when required. In order to perform the role effectively, staff are required to be flexible.


In this role, your main responsibilities will be:

  • The role of Intelligence Researcher is exciting and varied and you will help to inform and influence decision making at all levels of policing. You must have experience of undertaking research (both qualitative and quantitative research experience) and experience of communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the intelligence picture in support of policing investigations and intelligence development. Your main duties will be to gather, collate and interpret information from multiple sources to provide detailed packages in order to support operational and strategic priorities.
  • You will develop effective working relationships with other departments, law enforcement partners and statutory bodies in order to maximise the opportunities for intelligence development, identification of offenders and supporting those offenders being brought to justice. There will also be a need to research and use a variety of intelligence databases as well as engaging with partners to identify additional intelligence. You will be required to produce intelligence and evidential packages so attention to detail and good English skills are critical. You may assist in an Operations Room environment so it is important that you are a confident communicator.

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • The post will hold IPP (Intelligence Professional Programme) accreditation or be willing to gain it.
  • The successful candidate(s) must be computer literate with experience of using office applications and databases in particular but not limited to Excel.
  • The applicant will be required to demonstrate experience of communicating effectively, both written and orally and be able to provide evidence of undertaking qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Knowledge of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Investigatory Powers Act would be advantageous.

The current posts exist in the following departments:

Avon and Somerset Police

A range of positions are available in the Intelligence and Tasking Department at Police HQ supporting the development of intelligence and for the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit. 

There are Intelligence Researcher positions at a variety of locations across the force area including Bristol, Bridgwater and Portishead across a range of shift patterns, including Monday to Friday office hours only, Monday to Sunday day and late shift patterns, and full 24/7 shift patterns.  Full details of the available roles and shift patterns will be made clear at interview.

Roles that involve weekend working and late shift patterns attract allowances which are paid at an additional supplementation to the base salary.

Successful candidates will be placed on a 12 month bank for any future vacancies that could arise in either MCIT, Avon and Somerset Intelligence & Tasking Department or the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.


Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.


Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.


Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.


Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

About us

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We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

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Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.

Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

If the role has evidence questions you may wish to save these remotely and paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission. 

This vacancy is closed to applications.