Intelligence Researcher (NERPIU) - JRN 20737

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£20,040 to £21,837
Closing Date


The role

An exciting opportunity to join the seven Force ‘North East Regional Prison Intelligence Unit’ (NERPIU) with applications invited to cover the Prison estate in the three Force section of the seven Force Region: 


• Cleveland

• Durham

• Northumbria


The NERPIU is a joint Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime function covering all HMP establishments within the seven North East Forces with line management within the Counter Terrorism Policing network.


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. To take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  


This position will be full time hours (Monday-Friday 0800 – 1600).


What will I be doing?

The successful candidate will be responsible for the research of intelligence to tackle Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime linked to the prisons’ estate.


• Work closely with partner agencies and local authorities, and to attend / present at briefings, conferences etc on behalf of NERPIU to gather and exchange information and build effective working partnerships.


• Ensure that information and intelligence are handled, used and disseminated ethically and securely and in accordance with relevant legislation, policy, protocols and codes of practice, such as the Data Protection Act 1984 and using the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). This may also include the handling of sensitive materials subject to Public Interest Immunity (PII).


• Prepare reports and briefings using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint; along with other analytical and visualisation tools such as i2 Analyst Notebook.  


The above list is not exhaustive and other duties commensurate with the grade and general nature of the post may, from time to time, be required. In addition, there may be some variation and/or development of the above duties and responsibilities without changing the general nature of the post.


What do I need?




• Ability to gather information from various sources and data types, then assess this information and identify key findings

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal formats

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office; PowerPoint, Excel etc

• Willingness to work towards IPP accreditation within 12 months




• Previous experience in a research or intelligence capacity



Vetting level:

Management Vetting (MV), Developed Vetting (DV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


Northumbria Police are currently

undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For

further information please contact the Talent Acquisition team.


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


Vacancy Contact:  

For further information about the role please contact Detective Sergeant Craig Hines ( 


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.