The South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team is responsible for gathering and developing intelligence from HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and other associated establishments relating to national security issues and organised crime.

The prison hub is supported by a number of Prison Intelligence Officers (PIO’s) who are expected to work within the regional establishments.  Working alongside HMPPS, they identify and exploit intelligence opportunities with a view of mitigating risk and disrupting offenders.

The successful candidate will be the point of contact between law enforcement and the prison service, providing support, advice and expertise. You will support the management of prisoners who present a risk to our national security, commit or facilitate organised crime. You will also effectively gather and develop intelligence from HMPPS and other associated establishments relating to national security issues and organised crime as well as sharing relevant intelligence with law enforcement and partner agencies.

You will support the management of risk in relation to offenders approaching their release dates through a structured multi-agency screening process. You will provide support and training to HMPPS in relation to intelligence and policing investigations. You will also support with CHIS recruitment in the prison estate, whilst supporting and managing covert tactics within the prison estate in line with the OPT requirements.

You are required to have completed the Working in Prisons National Course and National Prison Debriefing course, or be willing and able to undertake training.

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate will require a full UK driving licence and is expected to drive Force cars to a variety of locations both regional and national.

Security is of paramount importance to us due to the nature of the role. You need to be a British National and resided in the UK for the past five years for Security Clearance (SC) and ten years for Developed Vetting (DV)  You will be required to successfully pass and maintain the relevant security clearance in order to perform the role.

You can find more information about security vetting here.

Further Information

The following virtual information briefing will be held to give more information about the role and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions:

28 June 2022 at 11:00

If you would like to attend please contact RecruitmentSE@ThamesValley.police.uk quoting reference 19077 to register your attendance. Please also confirm which session you wish to attend.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply you need to have support from your Head of Command / Department. Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277b alongside their application. Kent Officers will need to inform HR Resource Planning at the earliest opportunity of intention to apply.

Please upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent copy of your CPD record/Focus Feedback meeting) and a copy of your Training Record. Please also upload the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the Job Advert) in the ‘Line Managers Approval Form’.