Do you have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to make balanced rational decisions and negotiate and influence individuals, together with experience of working within a multi-agency environment? Are you able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing?
An exciting opportunity has become available to become a Prison Intelligence Officer.
In this role you will ensure the effective gathering, developing and dissemination of intelligence relating National Security. You will work in partnership with other intelligence professionals to ensure intelligence is shared effectively between law enforcement and partner agencies.
In this role, your main responsibilities will be:
- Working in prison establishments, to gather, develop and disseminate intelligence from individuals in relation to national security issues.
- To develop and maintain excellent working relations with His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), supporting their needs in relation to national security, radicalisation and good order and discipline issues.
- To conduct targeted prisoner debriefings, develop and exploit debriefing opportunities and CHIS recruitment within the prison estate.
- To compile and contribute to risk assessments on prisoners soon to be released who are considered a risk and to liaise with the wider police service or other agencies as appropriate.
- To be aware of the available technical covert assets, their uses and limitations within the prison estate.
- To deliver briefings to HMPPS staff at all levels.
- To provide expert advice in matters relating to national security, counter terrorism and crime in prisons.
Skills, experience and qualifications required:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to make balanced, rational decisions and negotiate and influence individuals with the ability to work in partnership and to operate effectively within a multi-agency environment.
- Excellent computer literacy skills with the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
- Hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the region using alternative transport.
- Working knowledge of the National Intelligence Model would be beneficial.
The post will be based within the vicinity of Junction 21 of M5 with an expectation to work in Exeter / Plymouth on a regular basis.
To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.
You must be a British citizen to work for the department. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non‐British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with the department. 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.
Work on a bank or public holiday as part of the normal working week will be compensated in line with conditions of service.
Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.