Intelligence Assistant

Police Staff
Job Share, Part Time
Intel & tasking
Bristol, Concorde House- BS16 7FH
SC 4

£20,619 - £22,833

14 (over 2 days, Thursday and Friday)

21/07/2020, 23:55

Are you good with attention to detail and problem solving? Do you want to help Avon and Somerset Police bring offenders to justice by analysing and evaluating intelligence?

The North East Embedded team provides a varied and dynamic working environment, which is the heartbeat of operational policing. With over 1,000 pieces of intelligence received every week, we need Intelligence Assistants to help us assess the importance of this information and support our police officers out on the frontline to ensure that they have accurate information on which to investigate crime and aid decision making.

Our Intelligence Assistants research, analyse and validate large volumes of data and report their findings verbally and in writing to wide range of stakeholders. Your communication skills will be key as you will be working with people at all levels, whether colleagues, partners or other agencies, and information shared needs to be clearly understood.

As an Intelligence Assistant, it's knowing you are making a significant contribution to your community and society as a whole; the satisfaction of using your skills and working with a team to bring successful prosecutions against those causing most harm to society. Each day is rarely the same, you will support the day to day running of the department and assist the team as they develop intelligence products. There are multiple opportunities to make a positive impact on policing and reduce crime through assisting the Embedded team with various research tasks and assisting with enquiries from other departments. You will also have the opportunity to scan for threat, harm and risk and communicate your findings to colleagues.

In this role your main responsibilities will be: 

  • First point of contact for internal departments, other forces and partner agencies
  • Makes reasoned decisions regarding information received and ensures accurate records are maintained
  • Compiles force intelligence and tasking documents for decisions, dissemination, disclosure and briefings
  • Undertakes research across all force/national databases and intelligence sources
  • Participates in force and partner agency meetings ensuring disclosure is in accordance with legislation and policy
  • Act as Intelligence Cell experts to dispatch resources to ensure rapid live time tasking to respond to intelligence opportunities

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Experience of decision making and problem solving
  • Accurate and methodical approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work in a team
  • Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP) accreditation or willing to become accredited


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.



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