Sensitive Intelligence Unit Case Officer (NERSOU) - JRN: 20585

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£33,921 to £37,134
Closing Date


Please note that this role is based permanently in Warrington, and this will be your base location.  Appointment will only be confirmed upon successful completion of a mandatory 10-week course.


Please note: This advertisement will be advertised from Tuesday 7th June 2022 until Tuesday 28th June 2022.


Applications are invited for the post of Intelligence Case Officer within the Sensitive Intelligence Unit (SIU), part of the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU). The aim of the NERSOU is to reduce the impact and increase the disruption of serious and organised crime within the region and beyond.  We target those areas of criminality we believe pose the greatest regional threats to the people and businesses for the area we cover.  Working alongside other UK law enforcement agencies and many other partners from both private and public sectors. NERSOU will directly influence the capabilities of these groups stifling and reducing their criminal activity.

The case officer role is located within the NCA at Warrington and provides an exciting opportunity for applicants to work within an environment where NERSOU staff work alongside NCA colleagues, supporting the most sensitive Policing capabilities.

The role:


This is an exciting and unique role, where you will gain first-hand knowledge of Serious and Organised Crime, leading the intelligence collection against the highest priority offenders in the North East Region.

We are looking for a candidate to build relationships and work closely with relevant internal and external partners, including the NCA, in order to identify intelligence and collaborative opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:


• You will provide fast paced Operational support to the NERSOU by gathering, analysing, and disseminating intelligence in accordance with Legislation and Policy.

• You will ensure the quality, secure handling, and dissemination of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity, and duty of care, in line with NERSOU policy.


• You will build good working relationships with both internal and external partners, including other Police Forces, NCA, and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA).


• You will conduct intelligence development, research, and analysis in support of the Sanctioned Operations on behalf of NERSOU.


• You will contribute to the acquisition and development of tactical and strategic intelligence relating to Serious and Organised Crime affecting the North East region, and the UK Policing landscape.


• You will be required to work shifts including early, late, and weekends. (Staff posts will attract the appropriate additional shift allowances commensurate with the shift pattern).


Essential Skills:


• Experience of working in an intelligence / information field


• An understanding of the use of intelligence and evidence by LEA


• An understanding and working knowledge legislation including Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.


• Experience of identifying intelligence gaps with a demonstrable ability to prioritise, evidence research, and effectively problem solve.


• Knowledge of the National Intelligence Model (NIM) and NPCC Guidance on the Management of Police Information (MOPI)


• Knowledge of police systems and policing; current legislation, policies, and procedures (e.g., GDPR, Human Rights)


• Demonstrate a high level of computer literacy and highly effective interpersonal communication skills, including verbal and written skills. The post holder will be articulate, methodical, conscientious, and concise.


• Work effectively with minimum supervision whilst remaining team focussed.  Ability to work under pressure, prioritise workloads and produce accurate work within tight deadlines. 


• Effectively manage Threat, Harm and Risk in time critical situations demonstrating effective communication, decision making and documentation.



Desirable skills:


• Intelligence Professionalisation Programme Accreditation or equivalent experience in an intelligence function


• An interest in, and be willing to, maintain personal knowledge of changes in IT and communications technology



Vetting level: 


Management Vetting (MV) Security Check (SC) with an additional NCA Vetting Process.

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. 


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


Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of a Pre-Training Assessment and a 10-week training programme (elements of which are a pass or fail).


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.


Vacancy Contact:


If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Detective Inspector Kim Burrell on 0191 375 2501 or Detective Sergeant Phil Wakinshaw on 0191 375 2966. 

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.