Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme Intelligence Analyst | Norfolk Constabulary

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Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme Intelligence Analyst

Norfolk/London/Working from home 
Full time (37 Hours) - Temporary
£28,725 - £32,673 per annum
Closing date: Friday 25 June 2021 at 5pm
Please quote Ref:C954 on application form 

The National Policing Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP) is a diverse and passionate team working across all of England and Wales to aim to improve policing for vulnerable children and adults.  

We are looking for an individual with the skills to support our analytical capability workstream which focuses on improving the ability of analysts working to address vulnerability within policing. Supporting our Senior Business Analyst, you will assist our plans to address data quality, enhance our national picture of vulnerability and share learning with forces across England and Wales. 

We have a range of professionals on the team, including people from the charity sector, academics, police officers, a mix of genders and abilities and are looking for an experienced intelligence analyst to join us.  You will understand different types of harm that sit under the umbrella of vulnerability and will have a strong interest in being part of a team that is supporting police nationally to respond to vulnerability and violent crime.  

 

We have a range of benefits in addition to the salary available such as: 

  • All expenses such as travel and meals when travelling for work  

  • Cycle to work scheme  

  • Blue Light Card with 100s of discounts 

  • Paid-for training available and the opportunity to have mentoring 

Initially, the position is for a fixed-term until March 31st 2022 but the role features in long-term plans and will form part of VKPP’s next 3-year funding application for 2022-2025. This is a national role so working from London, working from home and working from Norfolk are all options which can be discussed at interview stage. If you are working from London, London weighting will be added to the salary. 

National Policing Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP)  

Policing has seen high increases in the need to protect and support vulnerable children and adults. Nationally, however, information and expertise about the way people are harmed and the way people can protect them have previously been hard to collect and share in one central place – in relation to lots of different types of harm: domestic abuse, gangs and county lines, child abuse and protecting vulnerable adults. The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) working to solve this through the Violence and Public Protection (VPP) portfolio and the Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP) led by Chief Constable Simon Bailey (QPM). The VKPP has been delivering a wide range of work since 2018 and is currently growing significantly. 

VKPP workstreams  

Across the programme there are several projects and activities taking place that work to support police nationally to respond to vulnerability and violent crime. Many of these projects focus on direct engagement with forces and partners in order to gain an understanding of current practice, identification of gaps and exploration of opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning. More information here:  

https://whatworks.college.police.uk/Research/Pages/Vulnerability.aspx https://whatworks.college.police.uk/Research/Documents/VKPP-Projects.pdf 

 

Main Activities of the role: 

  • Carry out operational, strategic intelligence and/or performance analysis to develop analytical products and processes in order to build inferences, test hypotheses and inform decision making. 

  • Working under the direction of the Senior Business Analyst, investigate inefficiencies and areas for improvement in a range of analytical processes delivering proposals for change and improvement. 

  • Collect, collate, evaluate and analyse information from a variety of internal and external sources, producing high quality analytical products to support intelligence and/or performance monitoring requirements. 

  • Present the results of analysis in the most suitable format to all relevant parties, including external organisations. 

  • Gather, verify and assess all appropriate and available information to gain an accurate understanding of situations and their strategic operational or performance implications. 

  • Assess threats, risks and harm, thinking about the wider impact of decisions. 

  • Take ownership of workloads, keeping people informed of progress and managing expectations where necessary 

  • Seek out opportunities to improve data and evidence collections to improve local / national understanding of vulnerability and related responses. 

  • Manage multiple tasks through effective time management and assessment and prioritisation of workloads 

  • Apply evidence based policing techniques where appropriate such as targeting, testing and tracking in supporting the identification and delivery of ‘what works’. 

  • Maintain awareness of organisational priorities to ensure that intelligence and performance analysis is developed and used as effectively as possible in line with these. 

  • Work closely with counterparts in other national projects and programmes of work to design and influence improvements to ways of working than enhance the police’s response to vulnerability 

  • Any other duties commensurate with the role and grade as may reasonably be required by line management. 

 

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:  

  • Proven experience of innovative and creative approaches to problem solving  

  • Demonstrate experience in the writing of terms of reference and the analysis, interpretation and inference development of complex information [not necessarily in policing]  

  • Demonstrate a high level of critical and analytical thinking, being methodical, creative and have an eye for detail  

  • Experience in researching, processing and analysing large volumes of data through the use of analytical techniques and both quantitative and qualitative products  

  • Demonstrate effective report writing and presentation skills, with experience in delivering to all levels of an organisation and being articulate and able to debate complex issues  

  • Ability to use own initiative and work under pressure, possessing good time management skills  

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, with proven experience of forming and maintaining internal and external relationships  

  • Good computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite  

  • Ability to travel nationally as appropriate  

  • Demonstrate an understanding of performance and intelligence reporting requirements, for example by understanding and applying business rules and standard operating processes to data/information extraction, collation and interpretation  

 

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria: 

  • A working knowledge of Evidence Based Policing principles 

  • Previous experience of, or trained in the use of i2, Microsoft Reporting or equivalent software 

  • Working knowledge of data processing/visualisation software such as Power BI 

  • Experience of working in an analytical role in a public protection/vulnerability or violent crime area such as child sexual abuse and exploitation, gangs and criminal exploitation and violence, modern slavery domestic abuse 

 

Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday.  This post is offered on a temporary basis. 

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.  

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.   

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process. 

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together. 

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section. 

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]