Intelligence Analyst - Counter Terrorism Policing HQ


CTPHQ Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters
West Brompton
Band D
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Title:
 Intelligence Analyst – Counter Terrorism Policing

Salary: The starting salary is £37,289, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £34,448 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale at £36,864. Plus, a pensionable location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

In addition, after two years in post and completion of your IPP (Intelligence Professionalisation Programme) certification, you will be eligible for a pensionable market related allowance (MRA) of £3,000. Existing Intelligence Analysts may be eligible to receive the allowance sooner, depending on experience and commitment to achieving IPP certification. Please note, the value of the MRA is subject to annual review.

Most roles in CTP also attract a shift disturbance allowance of up to 12.5% of your salary.

Location: West Brompton

As an Intelligence Analyst within Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) you will assess and analyse intelligence to create intelligence products which will provide insight to senior CTP leaders to support decision making and drive operational activity. You will be asked to make recommendations to direct the business to mitigate threat, harm and risk.  This includes working across Islamist, Right Wing, Left Wing, Anarchist and Single Issue thematics to understand the threat from Terrorism to the UK.

You will have the option to work either in CTP National Headquarters, analysing strategic threats to the UK or within the London Region (SO15), which responds specifically to the threat of terrorism in the capital. Your role will be pivotal in understanding the threat from terrorism and extremism both in London and across the UK. This will include supporting live counter-terrorism investigations including attack planning in London, or outside the UK where British Nationals are involved.

Key Skills

The post holder will be required to do the following:

  • Collate, evaluate and process data for analysis, apply critical thinking methodologies and structured analytical techniques.
  • Produce concise assessments that identify intelligence gaps and generate recommendations.
  • Work to a high level of integrity, routinely handling Secret information.
  • Influence and negotiate with Senior Leaders and decision makers.
  • Clearly present and explain your analytical products to internal and external audiences.
  • Work both independently and as part of a larger team.
  • Undertake continuous professional development, including working towards IPP certification (Intelligence Professionalisation Programme) within two years.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Our Employee Commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve.  As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable). 


Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process, and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Application Process

The application process will include three phases, which are:

  • Online psychometric test (assessing numerical, deductive and inductive reasoning)
  • Paper sift (CV and personal statement)
  • In person assessment centre (which will include an analytical exercise followed by an interview)

Psychometric testing

The psychometric testing is completed online and will take less than 1 hour. You will get 10 days to complete the test from the day you are sent the details of the test. You will only have one attempt to complete it and will need to complete it in one go.

What is the itinerary for the assessment centre?

  1. Arrival, provide ID and proof of address.
  2. Candidates are given 1 hour to conduct the analytical exercise.
  3. Candidates are then required to present their findings to the assessment panel for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Break.
  5. Candidates will be given the interview questions for 10 mins prior to the interview.
  6. Interview (lasting approx. 45mins).
  7. Assessment centre concludes.

A full list of documentation to provide as proof of identity can be found here:

To Apply

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline (in a maximum of 500 words) why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV and your CV should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 paper).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 5 January 2024.

Essential Experience


  • Proficient IT skills, including a level of experience working with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • The ability to manage your time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Confidence in engaging with a broad range of stakeholders and customers (both inside and outside policing).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Working effectively as part of team, collaborating with colleagues to deliver successful outcomes.




  • Knowledge of counter terrorism issues nationally and internationally and/or relevant qualification.
  • Experience of working within an analytical team or in law enforcement.
  • Experience of managing large and complex data sets and handling sensitive information.
  • Experience of line managing staff.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including Management of Police Information (MOPI), Terrorism Act 2000 & 2006, Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA), Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) & the Data Protection Act 2018.

Disability Confident Statement 

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

Read our full disability confidence statement.

Disability Confident Employer

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