ERSOU CT PIU Intelligence Development Officer

Bedfordshire Police
Police Staff
Full Time
Scale 6

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.


09/12/2023, 23:55

CT PIU Intelligence Development Officer

ERSOU is an exciting and dynamic organisation funded by the seven police forces that make up the eastern region. Its vision is to protect the public from the threat of serious and organised crime and terrorism. ERSOU has two main functions: regional organised crime unit (ROCU) and counter terrorism policing (CTP). 

 About The Role:

This role is in Counter Terrorism Policing which provides specialist capabilities to tackle the increasingly complex threat posed by Terrorism within the HMPPS estate.

A new vacancy has arisen for an Intelligence Development Officer SC6 to support the Counter Terrorism side of the Prison Intelligence Unit and to provide support to a small team of Prison Intelligence Officers, HMPPS Joint Extremism Unit (JEXU) and associated partners  

By joining the CT team, you will be able to develop your skills in a niche and exciting area, while helping to identify and disrupt terrorist related criminals operating nationally and across the eastern region.

ERSOU offers a chance to develop your skills and knowledge, to work across the region with colleagues of our forces and partner agencies and to make your contribution to the protection of all our communities. If you are up for the challenge, please read on! 

The Prison Intelligence Unit (PIU) 

Working within the CTP Intelligence unit, you will support the unit to help promote and embed the CTP strategy and ensure the team are providing the very best intelligence from within the diverse and dynamic eastern region and national prison network.  

You will work closely with key partners such as HMPPS and other Govt departments. You will also work closely with our ROCU counterparts to ensure continued collaboration and support. 

You will represent the unit at relevant meetings and provide specialist advice and guidance across the region and nationally where required on emerging prison intelligence issues. Although you will work to a supervisor you will manage your own workload and contribute to improving ways of working and being innovative in gathering intelligence.

We are looking for a proactive person who can provide a hands-on approach – someone who will exhibit energy and enthusiasm. This is a small team of dedicated IDOs where ‘on occasion’ are required to pull together to resolve an dynamic threat, harm or risk situation, or on a National Security incident.   

The PIU is based at a discreet location central to the eastern region. This is a fixed position and therefore not suitable for home working. 

The post holder will be required, on occasion, to travel to locations within the eastern region and nationally, and as a result, a full UK driving licence is required.   

Additional Information 

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period to apply for this role. 

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload either a CV or provide relevant skills, experiences and qualifications on Word/PDF document.  

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer. If a redeployee is successful and accepts an offer, they will remain on their home force’s terms and conditions. 

As a Disability Confident leader, we take 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 workplace adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish. If you have a disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the position you are applying for, you will be entitled to an interview under the ‘Offer an Interview Scheme’. 

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed. 

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Bedfordshire Police?

We have gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then we are the force for you.

Benefits include:
•    Access to the local government pension scheme (police staff) or Police pension scheme (Police officers) including career average, employer contributions and death in service. 
•    Paid leave days depending on force and length of service (police staff - 24 to 33 days, police officers 22 to 30 days).
•    Paid sick leave of six months full pay and six months half pay (depending on service).
•    Occupational maternity, adoption, and paternity pay (dependent on service).
•    Carers and discretionary leave.
•    Flexible working arrangements including compressed hours, flexible shifts, job share, annualised hours and agile working (depending on role requirements).
•    Gym facilities, weekly yoga classes, exercise classes, squash facilities, exercise space etc. are available (depending on location).
•    Each force has its own sports or sports and social club, offering discounts, trips, and events.
•    Cycle to Work scheme.
•    Access to Blue Light Card providing discounts to Emergency Services on the high street and online.
•    Access to Police Mutual providing financial support including savings plans, insurance, breakdown cover, loans and independent financial advice.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Various support groups including Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Support Group, Christian Police Association (CPA), Disability Awareness Network (DAWN), Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual & transgender (LGBT), Menopause Action Group, Police Chaplains.
•    Access to a Trade Union (UNISON)/Staff Association (Federation).
•    The Backup Buddy Police Support app is designed to help with mental health issues and gives practical advice and support as well as a range of podcasts.
•    Opportunities for development and further study including Further You Talent Management, Be You BCH Senior Leadership Programme, and supervisory leadership workshops.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible Working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory Lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Useful information before you commence an application

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained. 

You will also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have.

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving license including photos.

This advert is closed to applications.