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Intelligence Researcher

An opportunity has arisen for Intelligence Researchers to join the City of London Police. The City of London Police is nationally and internationally renowned for its expertise in identifying, combating and preventing fraud and cyber crime. The Economic Crime Directorate (ECD) plays a vital role in this process. ECD is home to a number of specialist fraud squads and units, which have been specifically set up to coordinate and/or assist in the enforcement, disruption and prevention of fraud and cyber crime.
There is a current vacancy for an Intelligence Researcher to join a new Intelligence Development Team located within the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau within the City of London Police Economic Crime Directorate.
The successful candidate will be part of a small dedicated unit gathering the intelligence via multiple sources to tackle the key threats from fraud on a national level, to develop the understanding of those threats and to create intelligence packages for enforcement, disruption and prevention work. This role is on a fixed term basis until 31/03/2020.
As part of this recruitment we are also looking for candidates to fill a recruitment pool for other Intelligence Researcher roles which become available throughout 2019. These may be fixed term or permanent positions and will be offered as they become available to successful candidates in the recruitment pool.
The Role
Working within a team of specialists, your skills could help make an impact towards our objectives around tackling serious organised crime within the City of London and within national units supporting Law Enforcement in the United Kingdom. Using your knowledge and experience of the National Intelligence Model, you’ll work with a wide range of data to create researcher products in support of identifying and developing intelligence-led policing strategies.
Duties will include:
  • The provision of intelligence in line with the National Intelligence Model (NIM).
  • Process intelligence requests received from internal and external stakeholders. This process will involve a degree of consultation.
  • Review and research of criminal networks, associated intelligence and subject profiles.
  • Development of any other relevant data that is available through the appropriate identification and collection process that will add value to enforcement, disruption and prevention activity.
  • Undertake qualitative and qualitative research to produce intelligence and/or inform analytical products, including collecting, collating and evaluating information from a wide variety of sources at a strategic, tactical or operational level.
  • Prepare and deliver research summaries and findings, such as presentations and reports, to clearly and accurately inform decision making and/or facilitate analysis.
  • Maintain information on the intelligence system and disseminate to relevant parties, in line with confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care policies and relevant legislation.
  • Establish and maintain networks with internal and external partners, specifically in relation to fraud investigation and counter fraud agencies, to ensure appropriate information sharing in support of a timely response and to achieve shared objectives. Key stakeholders include nationally based UK units and international partners.
  • Adhere to all legal frameworks, key working principles, policies and guidance relevant to the role.
  • Prepare statements of evidence for court and attend court as a witness if required.
  • Stay up-to-date and/or actively contribute, within the confines of good operational practice and with data and security in mind, economic crime, and specifically fraud investigations e.g. APP updates, POLKA IPP Community.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role and grade as may reasonably be requested by line management.
  • Experience of researching information and intelligence from a variety of sources.
  • Experience of interrogating, maintaining and utilising data on a variety of computerised systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience of preparing detailed reports and presenting information in a variety of formats, preferably intelligence packages.
  • Ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders to provide information and intelligence and ensure understanding.
  • Good team working skills demonstrating awareness of individual differences and providing support as required.
  • Ability to appropriately prioritise and plan own work.
  • Knowledge of fraud threats affecting the UK.
  • Ability to work extended hours and/or work from home; as and when operational requirements necessitate. Flexibility in working hours and willingness to travel.
  • Skilled in using specialised and standard software related to own area of work to extract, analyse and report on data (Action Fraud databases and NICHE).
  • Previous experience of working within the Economic Crime arena with a law enforcement or associate agency at a tactical, operational or strategic level.
  • Experience of internet based investigations.
  • Excellent knowledge of policy and procedure in intelligence practices including MoPI and NIM.
Job description
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Please email your completed application to
Please note, flexible and part time working can only be considered after staff have been employed with the City of London Police for 26 weeks unless specifically noted in the advert.

If you would like to discuss the posts in more detail, please contact one of the Senior Analysts on 0207 601 8006 or 020 7164 8293.

The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly. Please note, flexible and part time working can only be considered after staff have been employed with the City of London Police for 26 weeks unless specifically noted in the advert.

The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date:
05/02/2019 05:00 PM
Guildhall Yard East
Contract Type:
Fixed Term - until 31st March 2020
Application Type:
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£28,400 per annum including London Weighting

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