TOEX Data Insights Analyst - NEROCU

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
£30,621 - £34,833
Closing Date


Salary: Band 8, £30,621 – £34,833 pro rata (Increasing to £30,876 – £35,124 from September 2023, following a transitional pay award period) 


Based at: Sunderland area


Fixed term opportunity until 31 March 2025


Please note: This role will be advertised from Friday 19th May 23 – Sunday 11th June 23



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Data Insights Analyst to join to support the development of data–led products and techniques, automated where possible, the Tackling Organised Exploitation (TOEX) team, part of the North East Special Operations Unit (NERSOU). You will work with Intelligence Analysts to build enriched intelligence products to support operational decision making.


The Tackling Organised Exploitation Project Team (TOEX) has been commissioned to develop a whole systems approach to improve the response to the ‘exploitation of the vulnerable’ within the current National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime, developing a model that supports an enhanced intelligence picture to inform activity; operational tasking and coordination; and capability development.


Within the TOEX team, the input of the Data Insight Analyst provides something uniquely different to other intelligence teams within policing. Our operating model seeks to optimise the use of data analytics; developing innovative techniques to bring together large data sets, delivering effective data visualisation and promoting the automation of intelligence gathering processes. This in turn provides advanced tools to our TOEX Intelligence Analysts which enable them to work at a faster pace with much broader data sets and resources.

To perform your job well, you will create auditable data products with clear provenance to the Intelligence Analysts, as well as developing automated tools which replicate the most time consuming manual processes, commonly used within intelligence gathering.

We are inviting applications from candidates ideally with a computer science or technical background with experience in the data analysis field, experience of technical platforms such as Sequel/SQL, O35 in particular Visual Basic, Power BI, MS Azure and programming languages i.e. PYTHON, R. We recognise that the knowledge skills we are seeking are often ‘self-taught’ and for that reason we are not asking for formal qualifications.  

If you are new to law enforcement and the world of intelligence, we will ensure that you are given a solid grounding in UK policing including introducing you to the many systems and tools, which we employ to track the activities of organised crime groups. If you have strong analytical mind set and sharp attention to detail, we would be pleased to receive your application.


To find out more about the TOEX Programme please visit the website:


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Mine data from open and closed data sources, clean and prune data to discard irrelevant information. Analyse and interpret results, translating data into valuable insights that inform tactical and strategic decision making within regional serious and organised crime policing.

Extracting and mining data for analysis to aid in solving business problems. Manipulating data to fulfil on analytical and segmentation requests. Using Data Visualisation tools and techniques to best share data with business partners.


Manage relationships with internal and external partners including Law Enforcement, Academia, Industry and partners.


Maintain records in accordance with national, local, and departmental policy and procedure.


Be flexible in terms of working location and be prepared to work temporarily at other locations within the region area, undertaking a similar role.


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.





1.     Have an ability to manipulate data, mining and extracting key information, applying standard analytics to reveal insights, and providing meaningful data visualisations.

2.     Have a proficiency in advanced Excel and an ability to apply coding skills (e.g. Sequel/SQL, Python, O365 in particular Visual Basic, Power BI, and MS Azure) to drive effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery.

3.     Experience in preparing, developing and delivering intelligence research from a wide variety of sources, to inform analytical products.

4.     Knowledge of relevant legislation and/or guidance for example; General Data Protection regulation, Information Sharing, Disclosure, Data Protection and RIPA.

5.     Be able to communicate with a range of audiences, including an ability to negotiate and influence at a senior officer level.

6.     An ability to disseminate the results of data analysis in briefings or presentation in a clear and concise manner.

7.     Good communicator with the ability to interpret and explain complex and technical issues to a non- technical audience.

8.     Ability to manage multiple tasks through effective time management and assessment and prioritisation of workloads.

9.     Ability to travel throughout the UK when required



1.     Qualification within the Discipline of Data Science or a related subject area.

2.     Educated to a Degree or post-graduate level in a numerate discipline such as Data Analysis, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or evidence equivalent work experience at a similar level.

3.     Have an awareness of relevant legislation such as CPIA, ECHR and DPA.

4.     Experience of working in a sensitive environment, dealing with both sensitive and personal data.

5.     Awareness of the thematic of Exploitation, Modern Slavery, County Lines or Organised Crime Groups.

6.     Full UK Driving Licence


Vetting level:

Management Vetting (MV), Security Cleared (SC).


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.


Vacancy Contact:

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Data Insights Analyst Kyle Kane email


FAO Internal staff only:

This vacancy has been advertised to all staff including those with priority status and therefore applications will be considered in the order outlined in the Redeployment Procedure.


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.