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Intelligence Analyst Job Details
Job title: Intelligence Analyst
Category: Commercial
Term: Temporary
Location: Suffolk
Ref: 895127
Job description:
Main Purpose of the Job:
* The Intelligence Analyst within the National Trading Standards Single Point of Contact team (SPoC) will have responsibility for producing tactical intelligence/analytical products, contribute towards strategic intelligence products and produce briefings/reports to support the border control process. The post holder will also assist with assessing and processing entry documentation at an operational level. The area of work will be within product safety.

Key Relationships:
* Reports to Team Leader
* National Trading Standards SPoC Team members
* National Trading Standards Intelligence Team members
* Regulatory, statutory, and business partners

Main Activities and Responsibilities:
* To support the team leader and other team members by applying analytical techniques to understand and interpret a wide range of information as required, producing tactical intelligence products in line with the appropriate methodologies, To identify and develop a wide range of information sources (open and closed) regarding incidents relating to consumer/business detriment and further identify gaps in current knowledge and understanding of the specific problems causing consumer /business detriment in the area of product safety.
* Conduct the analysis of and / or analyse problems and issues to develop reports and briefings ensuring that hypotheses are developed and inferences made.
* To maintain detailed records for the provision of statistics as required by the Accountable Body (within legal boundaries of Data Protection law and the rules of criminal investigation).
* To support the data inputting function by operating and maintaining information technology and other equipment to maintain the integrity and security of procedures, records and appropriate documentation.
* To promote the analyst function and the policies and initiatives of the SPoC function and occasionally provide training to other staff / trainees from partner agencies as / when required within relevant subject areas.
* Work as part of a team to deliver intelligence products and identify intelligence gaps whilst carrying out analysis.
* To liaise with partners across the regulatory, statutory, and businesses sectors to ensure effective intelligence gathering and dissemination.
* To attend relevant national, regional or local groups of interest as required.
* To support the team through assisting with risk assessing and processing of import documentation to inform border controls and interventions at UK border points
* To ensure effective liaison and cooperation, where relevant and appropriate, with the National Trading Standards Intelligence Team

Level of Autonomy and Decision Making:
* The post holder will work within recognised guidelines, making frequent decisions and exercising initiative without ready access to more senior officers.
* The post holder will consult with the Team Leader on policy or resource issues.
* Organising and prioritising own workload with minimal supervision
* To delegate tasks as appropriate
* To act in an advisory role to other team members on intelligence and analytical issues.

Current Objectives for the SPoC team
* To be a coordinating body and centre of excellence in intelligence and border controls in support of product safety objectives.
* To facilitate the work of regional authorities working at UK border points by providing effective intelligence products
* To ensure that regional and national enforcement networks develop to foster improved response to 'Trading Standards' crimes/incidents.
* To provide effective support to drive forward the work of the National Trading Standards SPoC team
* To support the work of non-Trading Standards Market Surveillance Authorities in the field of product safety and border controls
* To be a centre of excellence in border controls and therefore provided expert guidance at National and EU level

Unique Selling Points of the Job:
* An opportunity to join the National Trading Standards SPoC Team which aims to use risk assessment and intelligence products to intercept unsafe products at UK border points. The team is the 'first point of contact' for Trading Standards, Market Surveillance Authorities, UKBF and HMRC and National Government in the field of border controls of non-food products entering the EU Single Market via the UK.

PERSON PROFILE Essential Desirable
Education & Qualifications

* A high standard of learning in intelligence research and / or analytical techniques, preferably qualified to degree standards or equivalent vocational / educational qualifications
* Professional qualifications in Intelligence Analysis e.g. NIAT
* Qualified in the use of i2 Analyst products and/or Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel
Specialist Knowledge & Skills

* Research and Analytical Skills
* Experience and evidence of research projects and knowledge of Information Sources
* Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships with key partners
* Experience of using IT analysis software particularly Microsoft Excel (advanced) * A knowledge of consumer protection law and related aspects of consumer protection enforcement / detriment as related to the work of Trading Standards
Additional Requirements * Commitment to further training to maintain/improve competencies in relevant legislative and operational areas
* Commitment to own continuous personal and professional development
* Flexible approach to work by responding to the needs of the service including, at times, requirements to work beyond normal working hours
* Police Vetting to NPPV2 will be required for this post. * Involvement in training and development of others
* Current Full Driving Licence

Please contact Joshua Jacob for more information.
Salary: 12.41 per hour
Start date: 30.01.17
Contact name: Joshua Jacob
Contact email address:
Contact telephone number: 01473 557939
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