SYP - Intelligence Support Officer

South Yorkshire
£21, 507 - £24, 057

Role: Intelligence Support Officer

Department: Specialist Crime Services (Intelligence)

Location: Various throughout South Yorkshire

Salary: Band C - £21, 507 - £24, 057

Hours: 37 Hours per Week

Contract Type: Permanent


Details of the Role:

This role provides administrative support to the Intelligence Cell, including data inputting and retrieval, creation of briefings, maintaining records management systems and completing research and development of intelligence, using various methods of open and closed source research, in accordance with Force policy.  From this the Intelligence Support Officer will evaluate, risk assess and develop Intelligence Reports according to Force Policy. If necessary intelligence will be disseminated to appropriate persons/departments for action.  The role demands the assessment of threat, harm and risk and the necessary intervention to ensure that the risk is minimised.

The successful candidate(s) will also have a significant role in the support and management of identified risk issues within the Force and subject of the Control Strategy, in particular Organised Crime Groups and anything else the Force Intelligence DI deems necessary to support South Yorkshire Polices commitment to delivering Intelligence Led Policing.

Knowledge of the Intelligence functions would be an advantage, however not necessary, what is essential is a willingness and desire to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of intelligence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain full awareness of Force and District priorities and how Intelligence contributes to their achievement.
  • Maintain liaison with key stakeholders both internal and external to the Force in terms of intelligence  
  • Liaise with Force Intelligence (Single Point of Entry- SPoE), outside partner agencies and other District Intelligence staff.
  • Develop partnership links for intelligence dissemination.
  • Collect and process data using I.T. software.
  • Evaluate, Risk Assess and Index Police Intelligence Reports (PIRs) according to Force Policy and disseminate to appropriate persons/departments for action.
  • Conduct Open and Closed Source Research in accordance with Force policy.
  • Create and maintain databases including record management systems.
  • Produce bulletins, briefings and information sheets for appropriate dissemination.
  • Attend meetings as required, record and allocate any tasks as necessary.
  • Contribute towards the gathering of intelligence utilising covert and overt methods.
  • Review data quality and identify duplicate records.
  • General administrative duties.
  • Supervise the allocation, direction and result of intelligence actions/ action packages.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of working with sensitive information, and dealing with and maintaining confidentiality
  • Previous work experience in intelligence/information collection, analysis, research and action
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and other packages which enable data manipulation, formulae, charts and functions


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service ( accessible 24/7)


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity. A minimum checkable history of 3 years / 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

All tattoos and piercings must be in line with South Yorkshire Police’s Appearance and Standards policy. Tattoos visible on your face, neck, hands or head are not permitted. Any tattoos which could be deemed inappropriate or cause offence will also not be accepted. If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

Closing Date:

Wednesday, 20th November 2019 @ 25:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the HR Manager, Recruitment and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact DS Rebecca Hampshire on 01709 832 558. Please do not contact this number for an application form.

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