Community Safety Analyst
Fixed Term Post funded until 31st March 2020
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Community Safety Partnership (CSP) analyst to join a new central Partnership Intelligence Liaison Team based in the Intelligence Department here at Lloyd House, central Birmingham.
As a member of CSP analytical function you will be responsible for a creative and innovative approach to solving crime and community safety issues across the 7 Local Authorities in the West Midlands.
The role will involve:
- Development of data collection strategies and protocols/data sharing agreements with internal Police departments, external partnerships and agencies in order to create analytical products to support senior decision makers within the CSP.
- Development, maintenance and analysis of a robust evidence base of quantitative and qualitative data to inform the production, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the 7 Community Safety Partnerships’ priorities, plans and activities
- Assist with the statutory obligations of the CSP including production of the 7 CSP Strategic Assessments, partnership plans, strategies to reduce reoffending, tackling domestic abuse and reducing ASB etc.
- Taking a leading and proactive role in continually analysing crime trends across the CSPs, highlighting key trends and recommendations through reports, documents and presentations.
- Development of good working relations with other sections within the Intelligence department including strategic, tactical and performance teams.
- Development of good working relations with other agencies e.g. Fire, Ambulance, Probation
- Representing WMP at regional analysts working groups.
This role will have the scope to develop and deliver research projects that can influence the policies of WMP and partners.
- To provide analysis to inform and direct the work of the Community Safety Partnership and to make an assessment of delivery against the Community Safety plan
- To undertake all analytical functions in relation to the preparation of comprehensive National Intelligence Model products, in accordance with nationally agreed principles.
- To assist community safety partnerships by researching, collating and analysing information from all relevant sources, and providing researched recommendations to senior leaders.
- To assist in the development of data collection plans.
- Prepare briefing notes and deliver clear presentations in line with service level agreement.
- To conduct strategic analysis and produce partnership Strategic Assessments.
- To liaise with staff across the force and other agencies to obtain and/or disseminate information, and actively participate in meetings.
- To take appropriate security precautions in respect of partnership information.
- To ensure that a duty of care is shown and take appropriate action to comply with Health and Safety requirements at all times.
- To carry out any other duties commensurate with the purpose and grading of the post that may from time to time be determined.
The post holders will be managed and responsible to the Partnership Intelligence Liaison Officers but will be expected to work without direct supervision using their own initiative and experience. The new CSP analytical functional will work as a close team supporting each other, so commitment to a team ethos is essential.
The posts are agile but primarily based at Lloyd House, although you may need to visit NPUs and other partners / organisations mainly within the West Midlands or on occasion within the UK. The closing date for applications is the end of Sunday 22nd October 2017.
If you are interested and need further details, please contact Insp. Shameem Ahmed (Partnership Intelligence Liaison Officer), Harry Stanton (Partnership Intelligence Liaison Officer), or Andy Brumwell (Partnership Intelligence Manager).
The Intelligence department is committed to equal opportunities and to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our community. We therefore welcome applications from any suitably qualified person.
Being an analyst in the Intelligence Department is a great place to work and develop your career. But don’t take our word for it, why not read the testimonials below from two Intelligence analysts, one who has worked in the department for a number of years and one who has recently joined us.
AN - Analyst I have been a West Midlands Police Intelligence Analyst for just over a decade. I can honestly say there has never been a day when I have thought "I do not want to do this job anymore". When I sit down and think sometimes why I feel this way, I have come to the conclusion that it is due to the combination of the variety of work I am involved in on daily basis which means I don’t get bored, and mostly importantly it’s because I know the work I do contributes towards helping people resolve their problems. Don't get me wrong there have been many days over the last decade which have been challenging, but I have always seen these challenges and barriers as opportunities to improve and resolve problems.
I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work in a variety of analyst roles during my career, including strategic, tactical and partnership analysis. For example, during my work in the strategic team, I produced a Modern Slavery profile through liaising with over 200 plus partner organisations. Not only has profile been utilised to develop force policy, it has also has been used by partner organisations to develop West Midlands Region wide policy to tackle relevant issues. In terms of tactical analysis, I have been involved in a number of operational pieces of work where my analysis has been used as evidence to support various cases through the courts process. My work at various Community Safety Partnerships has included engaging with multiple education, health, local authority and community safety agencies. During this experience I initially encouraged partners to share data, followed by completing analysis of the shared data, and finally presenting recommendations to drive partnership activity.
During the course of my career I have also used the analyst skills I have gained to support the work of the West Midlands Police Association of Muslim Police on a voluntary basis. My work here has provided direction through allowing the association to better understand their priorities and therefore tackle the relevant issues more effectively then otherwise would have been the case.
I firmly believe that the analyst role is central to helping to firstly better understand problems and then providing direction towards resolving them. For me there is no greater job satisfaction than knowing that my work is contributing towards preventing and resolving community issues, which is the core purpose of community safety agencies.
MT - Analyst
I never would have applied for a role in Intel as the Advert and the Job Description asked for stuff that just put me off, don’t get me wrong now that I’m here I realise the Adverts and JD are a bit misleading, or intimidating would be the right word. Even though I have four years as a performance analyst I was still intimidated by the JDs. When I was told my post was to be moved into Intel I was happy as I knew that the support and development provided by the department and the impact and reach it has for providing a first class service to the public is much greater than in my previous role. I’ve only been here for three months and in that time I have been on more training than in all my 15 years on the force, I am no longer just a data cruncher but an analyst providing much needed context to what’s happening across the Force. I feel valued and respected, I have a lot more to give and have re-learnt skills that were forgotten from lack of use. I feel like a proper analyst for the first time in 3 years. The Intelligence Professionalization process is ground breaking in its inclusion of all roles formally or informally everyone can now prove their worth and have that value recognised across the UK Forces.
Qualifications Knowledge and Experience Essential:
- To be able to collate, evaluate, structure and process data to identify patterns, series, similarities and discrepancies within a variety on information types
- Experience of processing data using statistical and graphic tools
- Experience of interpreting analytical data
- Experience in the use of computer software applications in relation to the charting and analytical preparation of data
- Experience of critical and strategic thinking
- Experience of preparing and conducting presentations
- Experience of working within a team and on own initiative
- You must be of graduate level in relevant subject or equivalent qualification or experience within a similar environment
- Demonstrable knowledge of the National Intelligence Model (NIM)
- Experience in multi-agency databases and analysis
- Knowledge of current global affairs
- To be able to design and construct databases
- Experience of preparing and conducting briefings and seminars
- Excellent computer skills including the use of Windows based software.
- Excellent communication skills in presenting analytical findings in verbal, graphical and written forms, ensuring these meet user needs