Join our Team – Intelligence Analyst – Chatham. HQ

Are you looking for a role where you can really make a difference? We are currently recruiting an Intelligence Analyst (Apprentice) to really advance in this role and make it their own, while ensuring all business needs are met.

What is the role?

The role involves working alongside intelligence collection officers and researchers, investigators, operational staff and other operational support roles such as business, data, risk or threat analysts to identify patterns and trends to make sense of the information and data they are handling. Their clients will include internal and external stakeholders, partners and customers. The main responsibilities of an Intelligence Analyst are to

  • Receive intelligence material, keeping it safe and secure in line with current guidance and legislation
  • Monitor events and intelligence reporting to identify items of interest that require further understanding
  • Closely examine raw data, facts, statements, opinions and ideas from a wide range of sources, examples of this are; telephone data, flight manifests, surveillance records, human intelligence sources, information accessed from the internet. Intelligence Analysts pull these together, researching, evaluating and analysing the information to create intelligence
  • Interpret the intelligence by determining its meaning and significance; identifying patterns and trends – this could relate to suspect individuals and groups, problem areas or discrepancies and gaps in knowledge – using a variety of structured analytical techniques in order to create an intelligence picture
  • Produce verbal and written briefings and reports so an organisation can better understand the threats, harm and risks it is facing and allow senior decision makers to pull together informed judgements. This may be in relation to tax evasion, passport fraud, people smuggling, organised crime or military deployments
  • Assist their organisation to prioritise and direct intelligence gathering activity and guide operational activity; continually re-evaluating data, updating reports and assessments to take into account any new information, intelligence, or data gaps
    Work for a single organisation or providing collaborative support across multiple business areas alongside staff at different levels in an organisation. This may range from providing a crime network chart to assist a criminal prosecution and attending court to provide evidence of how the associations were linked to providing high level briefings to senior managers to inform their prioritisation of work and activity.
  • Intelligence Analysts can be office based or can travel on their own or with other staff with other staff out ‘in the field’. They will also attend meetings with internal and external clients and partners.




Why work for us?

Well apart from joining our friendly team we offer 28 days annual leave including Bank Holiday’s, Pension and Life Assurance subject to qualifying service. We also offer a Cycle to work Salary Sacrifice scheme.

Perkbox – Working in partnership with Perkbox, all employees are offered a range of benefits, from retailer discounts, cinema tickets, wellness and gym membership and many other fantastic benefits for you to enjoy. *available after 6 months service.

Our office is located in The Historic Dockyard along the river front, with free parking and a modern break area with all facilities to really make the most of your lunch.

Who we are:

Ward Security provides security services solutions to a range of UK businesses. Security services include: CCTV security systems, property management, guard dog security, key holding services, security guard patrol services, response alarm systems and more.  We also offer security approved qualifications training through our Training Academy.

With over 1000 employees operating nationally we seek the best talent to uphold our vision to be the most trusted Security Partner in the UK.

Ward Security recruit, train and reward the very best staff, complemented by the latest technology and communications to ensure the highest levels of security and Client service.

We will need your current CV and you can upload this on your online application form and send this to quoting the Job Reference.

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Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

Knowledge – An Intelligence Analyst knows and understands:

  • Legal and organisationally appropriate intelligence collection and storage methods, together with their limitations. This includes applying that knowledge to sensitive and classified materials and other openly accessible information.
  • The implications for loss of sensitive material, remaining alert to the methods required to protect against physical and cyber security risks and what procedures to follow in the event of loss of such material?
  • The processes involved in the collation and evaluation of organisationally relevant sources of information for use within intelligence products which will include learning to use specialist software systems.
  • Organisationally relevant Intelligence Sources that are commonly used, such as Open Source, Imagery, Communications and Human.
  • The Intelligence Cycle, including all processes involved in direction, collection, processing and dissemination of intelligence.
  • The main factors influencing their respective organisational/client environments, such as specific threats and key intelligence priorities, for example, tax evasion, passport fraud, people smuggling, organised criminality.
  • The benefit of generating or using intelligence combined from a number of sources as opposed to a single source, considering how validity and credibility can be affected depending on the type used.
  • How to use analytical development techniques to identify and produce key findings and judgements in assessments. Techniques could include, but are not limited to, pattern and trend analysis, geospatial analysis, network analysis, or others as appropriate to the organisation and its risks.
  • Understand how to carry out data analysis from a numerical or factual perspective and interpret it, taking account of quantity and quality of data.
  • How to identify intelligence gaps and opportunities for further analysis such as developing and maintaining an expert level knowledge or expertise to allow considered assessment through interpretation and evaluation.
  • How to identify a range of relevant and credible information sources and recognise the need to collect new data when necessary from internal and external sources.
  • How bias can affect judgement, and the dangers it presents if measures are not in place to mitigate this.

Behaviours – An Intelligence Analyst should be:

  • Confident in their ability and have courage of their convictions.
  • Logical with a good attention to detail.
  • Discreet and trustworthy when working with highly confidential materials.
  • Open minded, innovative and a problem solver.
  • Agile, able to adjust rapidly and decisively, especially when operating in complex situations.
  • Persistent and resilient; not all intelligence activity will immediately be successful.
  • Flexible and understand that there is more than one way of working.

Ward Security are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Ward Security is pleased to announce that it has become a Recognised Service Provider working alongside the Living Wage Foundation. This achievement means Ward Security meet the standards set by Citizens UK and Centre for Civil Society for good practice by providers of personnel under contract.

Ward Security commits to our people’s wellbeing and health as a MIND Silver (Achieving Impact) Award holder.

Ward Security is an approved HABC Training Centre to deliver security recognised training qualifications in:

  • Level 2 Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 2 Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry

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