ERSOU/CTP - PO4 - Head of Analysis - Research & Analysis - Ref: 9655

Police Staff
Bedfordshire Police Force
Research & Analysis
Maternity Cover
£48,780 - £51,987
Full Time

CTP Head of Analysis

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the ERSOU team by using the email provided below. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. Where possible we will also consider flexible working requests. 

East Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) is part of a national network of regionally based units that coordinate and support counter terrorism investigations across police force borders. East CTP directly coordinates CT policing across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk whilst also assisting in the assessment and management of threats, risks and vulnerabilities across the UK. 

The unit currently has an exciting opportunity for a temporary Head of Analysis position, acting as maternity cover for a period of up to 12 months. Working to the Head of Intelligence, you will be responsible for setting strategic direction for a busy department of analysts and researchers, leading on both intelligence and performance analysis, and representing the region at a series of senior management and national meetings. The role can be diverse and challenging so it is essential that the successful candidate is highly motivated, organised and has a positive, flexible, approach to working whilst maintaining discretion within a confidential environment. The position will be primarily office-based, with some agile home working supported. 

Due to the nature of operational policing there could be a need for staff to work additional hours from time to time. The post is based in central Hertfordshire but on occasion the post holder will also be required to travel outside of the region to attend meetings and training. As such possession of a valid UK driving licence would be an advantage. These additional working and travel requirements may be negotiable and will be reimbursed in line with Force Policy. The successful candidate will be employed by Bedfordshire Police. 

Due to the sensitivities of the role all applicants are asked to maintain discretion about their application. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Enhanced Security Clearance vetting prior to taking up the post, leading to Developed Vetting once in post. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined. A current security clearance is highly desirable. 

If you wish to speak to a member of the unit to discuss this role in more detail please email Head of Analysis Jenny Williams at 

Your application type for this position will depend on your current circumstances: 

  • External applicants should apply under a fixed term contract
  • Police applicants from outside BCH may apply as a secondment opportunity OR a fixed term contract
  • Internal BCH applicants should apply as a career development opportunity 

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) or Development Vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined. 

This post is designated a ‘reserved post’ under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is open only to UK Nationals. Anyone holding dual nationality can make an application but may be required to relinquish non-British nationality if successful (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with CTP. When applying please click Yes to the British Nationality Question in order to progress to the next step of the application process. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties mean that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time. 

If you’re already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn’t a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn’t a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom. 

You will be expected to provide written evidence around the minimum entry requirements from the role profile (maximum 500 words). 

If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the minimum entry requirements. 

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and evidence against the minimum entry requirements from the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed. 

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens. 

For further information about the role or mileage from your home address to the working location please contact: 

Everyone at Bedfordshire Constabulary takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.

20 June 2021
30 June 2021

This opportunity is closed to applications.