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Intelligence Officer

Location: SOUTHEND X, ESSEX Salary: 19430 - 24174 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3073418
Southend Borough Council are constantly striving to uphold standards and legal processes in the borough, and are looking for an Intelligence Officer to join their successful team. The main duties of the role include:-

1. Provide high level analytical investigation to operational criminal investigations to assist in the prevention, targeting, disruption and detection of crime.
2. Use analytical techniques to create intelligence products to inform relevant strategic and tactical planning to the standard defined within the national Intelligence model, utilising partner agencies to prevent crime and corruption.
3. Provide an efficient and effective service to managerial, operational and investigative decision making and identify weaknesses in council policy and procedures.
4. Training of council staff in relation to fraud and corruption offences.

Some of the duties included are:-

1. Analyse a wide range of data from a variety of sources for sensitive and complex investigations in respect of incidents affecting local authorities and other public authorities.
2. Analyse the activities of individuals, groups and organisations through the application of recognised analytical techniques and methodology.
3. Present the results of analysis in the appropriate format and produce reports to accompany analytical products. Evaluate the significance of patterns and trends.
4. Analyse information to identify how the criminal groups operate individually and within a network. Include subject’s lifestyle, technical expertise, systems and procedures employed and how they select their victim.
5. Ascertain the significance of the problem or subject and provide an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, scale and seriousness of the threat posed.
6. Analyse data to identify discrepancies and highlight information gaps in order that resources can be focused to meet the intelligence requirement. Expose any information or evidence gaps which, if not revealed may jeopardise the success of an investigation. Re-evaluate current data and continually update charts and reports to take into account new intelligence.
7. Develop inferences around ‘who, what, why, where, when and how’ relating to subjects and suspected criminal activity. Identify problem areas and make recommendations to investigating officers of all ranks to direct and focus enquiries, and influence management decisions regarding investigative activity in line with organisational goals and objectives. Assist in prioritising subjects, focusing intelligence gathering and guiding investigative, enforcement and prevention activities.
8. Produce evidential witness statements and attend Court to give evidence as requested.
9. Produce and deliver products that meet the expectation of the investigating officer including applications such as Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) for covert surveillance and or gaining communications data.
10. Present the analysis to the officer in the case to assist in the preparation, planning, directing of resources and implementation of proactive initiatives that drives the business activity.
11. Represent the organisation, as required, give presentations and attend department, organisational and interagency meetings, weekly intelligence meetings and strategic and tactical tasking and coordination meetings where appropriate.
12. Attend internal and external training courses and conferences. Undertake continuous professional development ensuring current knowledge of latest techniques and products including awareness of relevant legislation.
13. Contribute to the development and application of analytical techniques embracing the concept of best practice.
14. Work with short notice, at any location, in support of a major investigation or operation.
15. Proactively identify, gather and evaluate intelligence to facilitate the achievement of crime reduction objectives, meeting operational and strategic intelligence requirements. Ensure that intelligence relating to threat; harm or risk is managed as a priority.
16. Produce intelligence products linked to operational activity to support decision making in order to proactively target crime and criminals prioritising the directorates objectives.
17. Conduct intelligence driven briefing, tasking and debriefing in a manner that is driven by, and contributes to, the use of intelligence to support organisational objectives. Conduct debriefs ensuring that results of tasks set and intelligence gained is recorded.

Candidates must have some knowlege of Financial crime and the prevention and detection of crime, together with 5 years experience as an analyst or fraud investigator of some description.

For a full job description, please e-mail your request to

Candidates must have use of their own vehicle, due to a need to visit different sites in the Essex region.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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