ERSOU CTP - Regional Prisons Intelligence Administrator

Police Staff
Prison Intelligence Unit - ERSOU
Bedfordshire Police Force
Pursue - Investigation
Scale 4-5
Full Time
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 HR Service Centre on 01438 757777. 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.

The ERSOU Prison Intelligence Unit is a specialist intelligence department which fights organised crime and terrorism at every level. The work we do potentially helps to save thousands of lives. The unit specialises in supporting Law enforcement and Criminal Justice Departments by tackling organised crime by monitoring the threat, harm and risk posed by the most serious organised criminals and Counter Terrorist offenders housed in our prisons.

Working within the fight against organised crime and counter terrorism is an exciting and challenging role which provides excellent development opportunities within a busy and fast-moving environment.

The main objectives of the Prison intelligence Unit are:
• To Identify and support disruption, as well as dismantling Organised Crime Groups and Counter Terrorism offenders impacting on the Eastern Region from within the prison estate and reduce the harm caused by these groups.
• Support our Forces and Force Prison Intelligence Officers in every aspect of gathering and managing intelligence.
• Receive, create and disseminate intelligence in relation to prisons and prisoners across our region and nationally.
• Create additional intelligence specialist capacity and capability across the region through effective partnership between the Police, Counter Terrorism Policing and Her Majesty’s Prison service in order to make our region a place hostile to organised crime.

A vacancy has arisen for a Prison Intelligence Administrator to join our dynamic team of police officers and police staff. The main focus of the role is to provide administrative support to our Intelligence Officers, with a key responsibility to research and input intelligence data onto our secure systems. You will have a vital role within our team responding to intelligence on organised crime, radicalisation, extremism, and attack planning emanating from the prison estate. Other administrative duties will also apply.

Previous experience of police systems such as Athena, PNC and PND are preferable, but are not essential as training will be provided.

This vacancy is a full-time position. The recruiting force will be Bedfordshire Police. The PIU is based from a secure location central to the Eastern Region. The post holder will be required, on occasion, to travel to locations within the Eastern Region. A full UK driving licence would be required.

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 means 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:
5 July 2020

This opportunity is closed to applications.