72562 - Intelligence Analyst - NIU

£33,645 - £36,738 (salary dependent on location)
12 Months
London, South East
Croydon , Westminster
Band 5
Full Time, Flexible Working
Intelligence, Analytical, Security

Job Description 

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Overview of the job

The post holder(s) will work in the National Intelligence Unit at HQ or one of the 5 Regional Intelligence Units. The post hold will be responsible for analysis in their respective areas. These areas include, but are not limited to, Counter Terrorism, Counter Corruption, Financial Intelligence, Sensitive Intelligence, Strategic Intelligence or Crime including Organised Crime across the relevant region or nationally in HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). All these intelligence units form part of the National Intelligence Unit.

Intelligence Analyst(s) will play a critical role in developing the intelligence picture on a range of threats impacting on their geographic or thematic area, drawing on existing intelligence products as well as developing their own analysis.

The post holder will be responsible for providing strategic and tactical intelligence analysis and products which will look across prison and probation contexts at ‘high priority’ offenders, offending groups and operational security vulnerabilities in their area.

The post holder will report directly to the band 7 Senior Intelligence Analysts in the respective Unit. The post is a flexible resource within the function and the post holder may be asked to undertake work for another Unit to respond to changes in priorities.

The post holder may have direct line management and professional development of the band 3 intelligence researchers.

These posts may be based either in HQ (102 Petty France, London) or in one of the five Regional Hubs, exact details will be specified in the advert. Regular travel is likely and will include prison establishments, prison Group Directors’ offices and Probation Service Division offices as well as law enforcement partners’ offices. In addition there is likely to be occasional travel throughout England and Wales for national matters. Remote/Home working will be an option though specifics will be role dependent.

A background in analytical work (any discipline) would be an advantage but is not essential; training in intelligence analysis will be provided if required. Furthermore, some roles will require the post holder to partake in specialist training and accreditation which will be provided.


This is an exciting opportunity to take up a key role supporting the ongoing development of intelligence analysis as a professional service to HMPPS.

The post holder will be expected to develop and deliver a high quality intelligence analytical service to HMPPS and law enforcement partners; therefore, they will require a strong grasp of intelligence and data analytical techniques, research skills, information handling requirements, as well as understand and anticipate information and intelligence requirements from a range of partners.

The post holder will also require strong communication skills to engage with a wide range of consumers of intelligence at all levels within HMPPS, with law enforcement partners, the National Crime Agency and, for some roles, the Security Services.

The post has no operational requirement. However, an understanding of prisons, probation and/or law enforcement operating environment would be an advantage.

The postholder must act with the highest levels of personal and professional integrity and champion these qualities in others. They must be vetted to Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) depending on the role. It is likely that roles in the Sensitive Intelligence Unit will require DV, but this is subject to change.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • National and Regional Intelligence Products: produce ad hoc ‘problem profiles’ on request, based on emerging trends. Produce intelligence assessments to support the case management of high risk or emerging ‘threat group’ individuals, discuss and develop terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product; obtain and evaluate information for intelligence analysis; apply analytical techniques to interpret information for intelligence analysis; use inference development to make judgments based on intelligence analysis methodology; create intelligence analysis products to support decision making; disseminate intelligence products; and review the effectiveness of the analysis process.
  • Intelligence Sharing and Partnership working: Support the unit in developing and maintaining good working relationships with both internal colleagues and external partners at national, regional and local levels to facilitate timely sharing of intelligence. Attend prison, probation and law enforcement regional and national forums as required. Support information requests and flows on both strategic and tactical intelligence, information or data requirements.
  • Management & Leadership: line manage and provide professional development to Band 3 Intelligence Researchers, and provide support to prison and probation colleagues and partners on the Professionalisation of intelligence.
    The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.


  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leadership


Candidates will be required to submit a CV as an opportunity to further highlight how you meet the criteria set out in the job description.


Candidates will be required to complete an exercise at interview to test your aptitude for analytical work.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.


Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment


-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

HM Prison & Probation Service  (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers


HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provides a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles


-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.


Expected week commencing 17 April 2022.

31/03/2023, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 72562. 
Developed Vetting (DV)

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

In the event that we receive a large volume of applications we reserve the right to conduct the sift based on one lead behaviour. The chosen lead behaviour for this campaign is Communicating and Influencing.
if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.

Application form stage assessments

Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Seeing the Big Picture - 250 word limit
Delivering at Pace - 250 word limit
Leadership - 250 word limit
Please note that in the event of a large number of applications being received we may run the initial sift on the lead behaviour of Communicating and Influencing.

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Strong communication skills (report writing and verbal) tested via an analytical exercise at interview.
Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing
Seeing the Big Picture
Delivering at Pace
Additional Assessment(s)
Written Exercise

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.