ERSOU / ROCU - STAFF / Intelligence Analyst - SIU Operations - Ref: 10919

Hertfordshire Constabulary
Closing date
30 Jul 2022

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Clearance Level
SC, CTC, None / Undisclosed
Policing, Counter Terrorism
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ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777. We also recognise the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. Where possible we will also consider flexible working requests.

The Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) form a critical part of the National Policing Network, they have a range of specialist policing capabilities & operate across police force boundaries to disrupt organised crime. As such the ROCU are positioned to support their constituent forces & other law enforcement partners as well as leading on operations at the appropriate threshold. The ROCUs also act as an important point of connection between police forces and the NCA.

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The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) has a responsibility for targeting serious and organised crime across the region, and the delivery of specialist covert services to forces when required. The ROCU Intelligence Directorate is seeking an experienced and skilled analyst or assistant analyst who is looking to gain experience as an analyst to join the team. This presents a great opportunity to broaden existing skills, work in covert policing and to operate at the forefront of advancements in intelligence work.

Working within the Sensitive Intelligence Unit (SIU), and its operations team, you will work, as part of a team of analysts, in the response to SOC (Serious & Organised Crime). Working towards the SOC Strategy 2018 you will contribute to the resolution of formally tasked operations. Working with a multitude of intelligence sources you will help define the threat, risk, harm, opportunities, and response to these operations.

Ideally you will already have a proven track record of working with partners, supporting change, and delivering operational outcomes. You will use your existing skills, including communication data analysis, to interpret a range of overtly and covertly collected data, to make recommendations to operational teams. Dynamic and challenging this post injects analytical perspective from operational inception to evidential closure.

The successful candidate will also be required to support Crimes in Actions, typically kidnaps, led by the major crime units across the seven regional forces. This involves being part of an on-call requirement for 7 days in every 8 weeks, which includes one weekend.

A training pathway, including IPP (Intelligence Professionalisation Programme) accreditation, will be made available, with the necessary coaching options also provided. Should it be applicable, successful candidates will be required to resign from their current force to be employed by Bedfordshire Police with continuous service honoured.


You will be based in Hertfordshire with the requirement to travel across the region when required.


ERSOU supports principles of agile working and encourages Staff from any force or location to apply for positions, regardless of where the main base is for the particular team. Whilst some functions will need to be delivered at designated / appropriate sites on specific occasions, many functions can be undertaken remotely, either at ERSOU, local Police Force building or from home. Your designated place of work can be negotiated. This will be considered as part of the recruitment process to ensure options are workable and can be discussed in advance with the contact point named in this advert. This role will be based in Hertfordshire.


Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) before taking up the post. This will involve vetting checks on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial enquiries.

This post is designated a 'reserved post' under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is open only to UK Nationals. Anyone holding dual nationality can make an application but may be required to relinquish non-British nationality if successful (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with ERSOU. When applying please click Yes to the British Nationality Question to progress to the next step of the application process. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance, substantial ties mean that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period. 

If you are already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who is not a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who is not a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, considering the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.  Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.


ERSOU is committed to the continued development of officers and staff from all forces in the Eastern Region - including, but not limited to, those interested in applying for this role. Staff from the SIU and other ERSOU departments are offering ongoing mentoring and support to those interested.

In support of this, we are planning to hold a number of information and engagement sessions before this advert closes called 'SPOTLIGHT ON ERSOU'. Further details will be posted on force intranet pages and/or circulated via email in due course.

If you would like to learn more about the role or have any questions/concerns - please feel free to contact who will direct you to the appropriate person.

How to apply

ERSOU's values are Courageous, Inclusive and Professional. To apply for this role, please provide 500 words for each of these values to demonstrate your suitability for the role based on your previous experience. ERSOU's values are attached to this advert as a separate document.

The closing date is Sunday 17th July 2022, and applications will be marked against the role profile and questions asked.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period to apply for this role.

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Police or Hertfordshire Police (BCH), should upload either a CV or a completed 'Staff internal role summary' form, which can be found in the vacancy documents. Please note you will be required to provide evidence against the values listed above.

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide evidence against the ERSOU Values mentioned above. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the Redeployment Portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the entry requirements only. Please see attached role profile for guidance. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer.

This force is a Disability Confident Leader. Should you require any workplace adjustments for your recruitment journey with us which you have not informed us of, please contact us on 01438 757777 or email us on and we will be happy to support you. If you have a disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the position you are applying for, you will be entitled to an interview under the 'Offer an Interview Scheme'.

Everyone at Bedfordshire Police takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed. 'Following the application deadline, if you have not been contacted regarding your application within 2 weeks then unfortunately, it is likely that you have not been shortlisted for the role'.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button.


Round the clock more than 3,600 police officers and police staff work hard to provide a policing service to the public of Hertfordshire, supported by more than 300 Specials.

Together we look at where we can make the most difference to improving the quality of everyone's lives, and creating a safer Hertfordshire.

In our work we put our communities first - we want to be there when victims need us the most and when criminals don't. But, most importantly, we want people to be safe and feel safe whether they are in their homes, on the streets or at work in our county.


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