Contract type – Full Time
Garde – Scale 6
Information About The Role
ERSOU is an exciting and dynamic organisation funded by the seven police forces that make up the eastern region. Its vision is to protect the public from the threat of serious and organised crime and terrorism. ERSOU has two main functions: regional organised crime unit (ROCU) and counter terrorism policing (CTP).
About The Role:
This role is in Counter Terrorism Policing which provides specialist capabilities to tackle the increasingly complex threat posed by Terrorism within the HMPPS estate.
A new vacancy has arisen for an Intelligence Development Officer SC6 to support the Counter Terrorism side of the Prison Intelligence Unit and to provide support to a small team of Prison Intelligence Officers, HMPPS Joint Extremism Unit (JEXU) and associated partners
By joining the CT team, you will be able to develop your skills in a niche and exciting area, while helping to identify and disrupt terrorist related criminals operating nationally and across the eastern region.
ERSOU offers a chance to develop your skills and knowledge, to work across the region with colleagues of our forces and partner agencies and to make your contribution to the protection of all our communities. If you are up for the challenge, please read on!
The Prison Intelligence Unit (PIU)
Working within the CTP Intelligence unit, you will support the unit to help promote and embed the CTP strategy and ensure the team are providing the very best intelligence from within the diverse and dynamic eastern region and national prison network.
You will work closely with key partners such as HMPPS and other Govt departments. You will also work closely with our ROCU counterparts to ensure continued collaboration and support.
You will represent the unit at relevant meetings and provide specialist advice and guidance across the region and nationally where required on emerging prison intelligence issues. Although you will work to a supervisor you will manage your own workload and contribute to improving ways of working and being innovative in gathering intelligence.
We are looking for a proactive person who can provide a hands-on approach – someone who will exhibit energy and enthusiasm. This is a small team of dedicated IDOs where ‘on occasion’ are required to pull together to resolve an dynamic threat, harm or risk situation, or on a National Security incident.
The PIU is based at a discreet location central to the eastern region. This is a fixed position and therefore not suitable for home working.
The post holder will be required, on occasion, to travel to locations within the eastern region and nationally, and as a result, a full UK driving licence is required.
- Research and assess intelligence on individuals/organisations potentially linked to Terrorism, Extremism or key threats identified in the ERSOU Control Strategy. Prepare, present and supply information and findings in an appropriate product e.g., intelligence products, reports, charts, data visualisation, infographics, and maps for investigative and evidential use and clearly summarising key research findings. Monitor, evaluate and review the information for its reliability and validity to identify impact and consequences using analytical/ probabilistic language where appropriate. Identify the audience for the product and disseminate accordingly in line with the information sharing agreement and grading of intelligence. Maintain full audit trail for each piece of research and referencing accurately.
- Support Operational activity with real time research and evaluation of information. Manage the information and data that is provided to HMPPS or local forces and ensure it is up to date and accurate. Respond to complex enquiries from internal and external customers. Offer advice and assistance in relation to all related intelligence matters e.g., compassionate leave request, firearm risk assessment, category A transfer and live prison incidents.
- Monitor and maintain intelligence sources used to deliver other intelligence products. Create intelligence products regarding CT, Prisons, Force, and national priorities relating to Eastern Region Prisons. Write and submit applications for data under the RIPA Legislation and manage the research content to achieve the investigative aims.
- Identify trends, series, and linked occurrences within the areas of Terrorism, Extremism, and Key threats identified in the ERSOU Control Strategy in conjunction with the Intelligence analyst and where appropriate assess the risk and threat to identify any Safeguarding issues. Work closely with intelligence staff to update and develop intelligence products and identify any opportunities for disruption or crossovers between priority and other high-risk activity.
- Hold individual responsibility when developing intelligence via open-source techniques and maintaining full audit trail justifying the necessity for the search.
- Carry out debriefs of prisoners in line with the Prison Intelligence Debriefing model. Conduct risk assessment of nominated offenders. Write up documentation of visit, complete intelligence reporting and disseminate in a timely fashion. Considerations made for Covert Human Intelligence Unit referral.
- React to and support enforcement action when fast-time intelligence is received. This could include major disruption within the prison or disruption to an offence which is due to take place at any one of our establishments.
- Participate in CT/ DE meetings at Force Regional and National Levels. Carry out research in relation to Sensitive matter such as Covert Human Intelligence Sources and where appropriate provide briefings.
- Develop financial intelligence alongside the Financial Investigation Teams. Providing information for court orders.
- Support Lifetime Offender management for CT subjects
- Undertake administrative tasks necessary to ensure the smooth running of the team as required.
- Support and work with SOC IDO colleagues when required.
These key duties and responsibilities are intended only as a guide to the main responsibilities of the post and are not intended to restrict the scope of the post holder to perform other duties. Additional responsibilities for the post holder may be agreed on an individual basis and recorded as part of the annual performance review.
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