Criminal Intelligence Analyst

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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
SO 2

£34,287 - £36,177

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.  

18/12/2022, 23:55

Do you have a questioning mind, someone who like to get into the detail of a problem and solve it?

Are you interested in helping to solve crime so we can safeguard vulnerable people and tackle organised crime?

Avon and Somerset Police Intelligence Department, South West Regional Organised Crime unit and Major Crime Investigation Team are recruiting for Criminal Intelligence Analysts to join their departments.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who are good at finding innovative and practical solutions to problems.

You will be responsible for identifying, planning and conducting the collection and analysis of information and intelligence, including recorded crime data, digital data and open source information. 

You will need to be happy to quickly understand, interpret and process large amounts of information from a wide range of sources. 

We will teach you how to use analytical techniques that will enable you to provide an assessment of the threat, risk and harm and identify intelligence gaps and make recommendations.  This will be done in line with the Authorised Professional Practice (APP) you can find out more about what this involves here Intelligence management | College of Policing  

The main responsibilities, skills, experience and qualifications for this role can be found in the attached role profile.

The starting pay grade for Intelligence Analysts is Scale SO2, (£33,360).  All analysts are able to progress through Scale PO2-5 Higher Analyst role (£35,307-£38,064) via an assessed competency scheme.  Intelligence Analyst will be required to obtain and maintain the Intelligence Professionalisation Programme Certification.

Do you want to use your life skills and personal experience, in a practical role that helps communities be safe from harm, where you will be identifying crime patterns and trends to support complex crime investigations?

If you answered yes and have not applied for this role in the last 6 months, then apply via the link below. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the role then please book onto the information webinar that will take place on Friday 9th December 2022 at 11am by emailing  

Please note, if you are successful in shortlisting you will be required to attend a virtual assessment. Dates are to be confirmed and if successful, interview dates will then be scheduled. If you are successful in the recruitment process, depending on availability we will offer you a role within one of the departments or you may be placed on a bank for 12 months awaiting appointment.

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.

Locations for this role are as follows:

Concorde House, Harlequin Office Park, Fieldfare, Emmerson’s Green, Bristol, BS16 7FN, Kenneth Steele House, Feeder Road, Bristol, BS2 0TB,  Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8QJ, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4RR and SW ROCU Northern Hub, within the vicinity of junction 16 of M5 - BS34 6PY

South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU)

The SW ROCU investigates serious and organised crime across the five forces in the region – Avon and Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, using both covert and overt tactics to gather intelligence, prosecute and seize assets.
Depending on the area of analysis, roles can be largely office-based, within the vicinity of junction 16 of the M5 motorway, or blended home and office based working. Working hours are Monday to Friday. There will be a need to travel to meet with colleagues from other departments, Constabularies and agencies when required.

For further information in respect of the SW ROCU please visit our website

Avon and Somerset Intelligence and Tasking

Avon and Somerset’s Intelligence and Tasking Department provides intelligence support to all departments across the constabulary.  The department supports a wide range of proactive and reactive criminal investigations, works with neighbourhood policing teams to identify, understand and manage local crime problems, uses data driven approaches to provide strategic insight into key crime threats, and develops problem solving approaches to disrupt criminals and safeguard vulnerable people.

The role of an Intelligence Analyst within the Intelligence and Tasking Department is based across a number of police stations force wide.  The role is largely office-based and the core hours are Monday to Friday 0800 – 1600.  The role also requires Intelligence Analysts to be rostered for on-call duties for several periods throughout the year covering Monday to Friday 1900-0700 hours and Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 0700-1900 hours and 1900-0700 hours.  Some roles within the department will require some flexibility around working times for operational reasons.

The Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT)

The Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) investigates major crime predominantly murder offences across three forces Avon & Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The analytical team is at the forefront of the most serious of investigations and is often pivotal to identifying suspects and bringing those offenders to justice.

The role at the Major Crime Investigation Team is based in Bristol, however you may be required to work in Gloucestershire or Wiltshire force areas occasionally. The role requires shift work which includes a range of day shifts (0800-1800), late shifts (1400 - 2200) and working day shifts 1 weekend every 4 weeks.

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.

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.

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.