Experienced Intelligence Analyst

As an Intelligence Analyst, your role will be to conduct complex and wide ranging analysis in support of the National Crime Agency's Annual Plan, National Control Strategy and other identified priorities in the fight to cut serious and organised crime.

You will conduct cross-source data exploitation and make recommendations to support the proactive and reactive development of intelligence, to gain new insights into criminal activity and understand our impact on the threat presented by serious and organised crime.

You may be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse images and material. All officers working on or supporting this type of operational activity will undergo a psychological assessment on taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post.

By applying for this role you are confirming that you are willing to work on child sexual exploitation and abuse operations.


26,536 - 33,504 dependent on accreditation, skills and experience. Pay principles on Civil Service transfers apply for current civil servants transferring to the NCA at the equivalent grade.

Roles based in London will receive an additional London Weighting Allowance of 3,258.


The majority of roles are available in in Warrington, Birmingham, Bristol, Scotland and Belfast. A small number of additional roles will potentially be available in various locations in the North East, South East and South Wales.

When completing the online application form you will be given the opportunity to state up to three preferred locations.

Selection Criteria

All of our experienced intelligence officers are required to hold Intelligence Professionalisation Programme 'IPP' accreditation and/or ALL of the equivalent points listed below relating to intelligence experience: This accreditation evidence should have been attained within the last 12 months

You will be asked to provide examples that evidence how you meet the intelligence experience within your application.

  • Basic understanding of the use of intelligence, data, information and evidence by law enforcement agencies
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. CPIA, ECHR) and its impact on the role and Agency activity
  • Awareness of analytical tools and techniques
  • Good understanding of information management and data integrity issues
  • Experience of assessing information, conducting analysis and presenting results

Desirable qualifications/skills

These additional skills may be taken into consideration when posting.

  • Open Source Level 2
  • Open Source Level 3
  • i2 / Mapping software skills
  • Excel for analysts
  • CycComms
  • CSCD - Core Skills in Communications Data
  • Enhanced Intelligence Skills training or equivalent
  • RIPA, CPIA, Disclosure training

The Selection Process

  • Stage 1 - all candidates to complete the on-line application form, providing a 750 word statement to evidence the selection criteria outlined above. Please attach evidence of your IPP certificate with your application.
  • Stage 2 - shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview, where you will be assessed on the above selection criteria together with 'Collaborating and Partnering' and 'Making Effective Decisions' behaviours.

Candidates who meet the required standard at interview will be posted in merit order by their location preferences.

Candidates who are successful but not initially posted as a result of this recruitment process will be placed onto a reserve list to be considered for potential vacancies over a 12 month period in merit order and by location preference.

Additional Information

  • The NCA is a 24/7 organisation, and working patterns must support business requirements. You may be required to respond at short notice or outside of core hours.
  • Officers may be required to travel throughout the UK and overseas.
  • NCA are able to offer these opportunities on a permanent and secondment basis.
  • You could be deployed to work on any type of investigation, including, but not limited to Child Sexual Exploitation, Cyber or Financial investigations.