Intelligence Researcher Strategic Intelligence & Briefing Team (SIB) - Band E


National Police Co-Ordination Centre HQ
Across London
Band E
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Title: Intelligence Researcher Strategic Intelligence & Briefing Team (SIB)

Salary: £30,938 - £33,136 (this includes a 12.5% shift disturbance allowance and a location allowance of Zone 1 £2,148).

Location: Putney and agile working

Shifts: Monday to Friday with occasional weekend cover (these are not fixed) to cover 07:00hrs to 19:00 across the team.

NPoCC SIB provides intelligence assessment for both police and law enforcement stakeholders. It forms part of the National Police Coordination Centre’s (NPoCC) portfolio, within the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

Our core responsibilities are within public order policing – to develop assessments, event planning and the review of security in line with policing’s core duties to prevent and detect crime, keep the peace and to protect life and property.

Public order policing is changing and evolving - emerging technologies and a growing population make the assessment of risk to public order more complex than ever. That’s why we need experienced intelligence professionals to work with us. We are seeking people who are passionate about research; who realise not everything is what it seems; and who know that maintaining the peace and facilitating lawful protest is enshrined in UK legislation.

We surge in times of national crisis and in preparation for national events, which leverage our structure and capabilities. This includes delivering the national strategic assessment of the impact of Covid-19 on UK crime and policing, EU exit and other national events.

It’s about collating, summarising and interpreting a range of overt and covert information sources to deliver valuable, insightful research to inform the threat, risk and harm picture across the UK. These research products will be instrumental in providing an overview and clear picture of key areas of national policing. You will have an eye for detail and a curious outlook in order to search and retrieve relevant information held on a variety of systems.

You’ll be working on critical and high impact events so you must have proven experience in intelligence. Ideally, you’ll have gained this in law enforcement, government, the military, financial or security sector.

As you’ll be a vital part of a multi-faceted team, you’ll also need strong collaboration and negotiation skills, plus a talent for communicating clearly and succinctly. 


Due to the nature of the role and the requirements of the different agencies that you will liaise with, candidates must either currently hold, or be willing to undergo and then successfully attain ‘Security Cleared’ (SC) vetting status.

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.

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV and online application form. 

Completed applications must be submitted by 27th October 2020.

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:

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce which represents the communities we work with. Applications from across these communities are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Essential Skills 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Microsoft Outlook packages.
  • Confident working on their own or as part of a larger team.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (by phone and in person)
  • Ability to organise own workload and work to changing deadlines
  • Candidates will be required to complete the Intelligence Professionalization Programme (iPP) whilst in post (if they have not already completed it).
  • Due to the nature of the role and the requirements of the different agencies that you will liaise with, candidates must either currently hold, or be willing to undergo and then successfully attain ‘Security Cleared’ (SC) vetting status.
  • Able and willing to work shifts

Desirable Skills 

  • Understanding of the Police Network and local, regional and national structures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher / Visio
  • A keen interest in current affairs and world events and an understanding of the wider government intelligence strategies
  • Previous experience as an Intelligence Researcher would be advantageous but is not a requirement.

Intelligence Analyst

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