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To write, implement and manage the Strategic Intelligence Requirement in support of Major Crime investigations. To be responsible for intelligence packages in support of Major Crime investigations through working with the MCT Intelligence Manager to authorise the creation of intelligence packages and agree the research and analytical content and thorough management of the development of covert intelligence.
Manage the Intelligence Standard Operating Procedures
To be responsible for the day to day management of the Major Crime Team (MCT) Intelligence Researchers function of the MCT; ensuring that all qualitative and quantitative performance targets are met (as set by the Head of Major Crime) and to manage risk taking remedial action where necessary.
Provide first line supervision for the MCT Intelligence Researchers in respect of welfare, discipline issues, setting staff direction through open meetings and completion of PDR’s.
On behalf of, and in the absence of, the MCT Intelligence Manager to provide support to the MCT Intelligence Analysts to ensure focus upon and delivery of the analytical strategy, as well as day-to-day welfare and problem solving.
Take managerial responsibility for the preparation and production of high quality investigative intelligence products to the MCT, closely monitoring the quality, relevance, focus and consistency of the intelligence assessment against the Strategic Intelligence Requirement.
In partnership with any Covert Advisor from the host force to advise the Senior Investigative Officer (SIO) on potential covert tactics to achieve the SIO’s objectives.
To ensure any covert assets deployed in support of Major Crime are suitably briefed and having an overview that these are being run in accordance with PACE and RIPA.
To review the products generated by the covert assets to ensure that necessary information and intelligence is captured within the investigation and thereby managed and disclosed in accordance with MOPI and CPIA.
To propose and agree the parameters (i.e. scope, timescales, outcomes) of the Strategic Intelligence Requirement with the SIO.
Close liaison with Force Intelligence – including, but not limited to, Sussex FIB; Surrey Intelligence Hub; and other Covert Departments.
To supervise the research, collection and collation of information from all potential sources. Evaluate the information for its reliability and validity and any consequent impact this may have upon the research. Maintain full audit trail for each piece of research.
To oversee the creation and dissemination of intelligence products in support of Major Crime investigations and to ensure that intelligence is disseminated out of the MIRs into the relevant force as appropriate.
To work closely with intelligence staff to update and develop intelligence products, and identify intelligence opportunities, links and crossovers between priority and other high risk activity.
To manage the intelligence flow within the MCT and across the respective force databases. To be responsible for dealing appropriately with priority intelligence and intelligence which has an associated risk, including liaison with other relevant officers / departments.
The post holder will be posted to the designated Major Incident Suite with the requirement to work elsewhere across the MCT area as directed. A mileage allowance may be payable.
The post holder will be expected to work designated shifts, with flexibility to, on occasions, work overtime and weekends should the need arise.
The post holder must be in possession of a current full UK Driving Licence. The post holder must be willing to undertake a driving assessment in order to be able to drive unidentifiable police vehicles.
To be flexible with working hours to ensure resilience within the team and meet the requirements of the role. On occasions this may be to support fast time response to critical incidents and major / serious organised crime.
The post holder must have the ability to assimilate and retain a full working knowledge and understanding of the structure, operational functions, procedures and policies of Surrey Police and Sussex Police.
The post holder must have a high level of personal integrity and successfully undergo security vetting to be cleared to work in an intelligence environment.
Skills & Experience
Potential to develop leadership and managerial skills in order to develop and manage a strong performing team.
Has substantial and in-depth understanding of the law, Home Office / ACPO Guidance, NPIA Guidance and Codes of Practice and force policy and processes related to the use of intelligence and covert tactics used in the investigation of crime.
Substantial and in-depth knowledge of intelligence processes and products used in the investigation of crime and any further judicial processes.
Proven experience of assimilating and making sense of relevant information. This includes being able to: identify potential risk, make links between information, identify patterns, trends, series, similarities and discrepancies with information.
Able to demonstrate good innovation and problem solving abilities in order to develop and apply effective and appropriate research parameters for problems. To be able to apply these skills to problems which may be dynamic and/or where the requirement is vague.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence and ability to negotiate and persuade groups or individuals (including SIOs), through written and verbal communication in order to influence decision-making. Be articulate and persuasive in order to influence colleagues in their use of research and intelligence packages.
To be competent in the use of MS Office software, and the ability to learn and apply skills in bespoke software (including systems relevant to the production and presentation of research and other data).
Excellent time management skills, being flexible in approach to the role, working well under pressure and be able to plan and prioritise a demanding workload, producing reports within timescales set and without close supervision.
Excellent communication and presentation skills in order to obtain and present data and information to staff at all levels, both in report format and via meetings/presentations; as well as to other agencies or through other processes (e.g. Court).
Ability to work both as part of a team and independently, as appropriate and be able to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with partners and colleagues.
Must be capable of absolute discretion in handling matters of a personal, sensitive, and confidential nature.
Sam Robbins Intelligence Manager MCT 01483 638245
DCI Jason Taylor MCT ext 559501
DI wendy Burton MCT ext 559531
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