Intelligence Manager

Job Family Intelligence
Job Sub Family Intelligence
Code INT-INT-ME-Intelligence Manager v1.2

Role Purpose

The Intelligence Manager is responsible for the leadership of an intelligence team, for providing intelligence support to ongoing investigations and to assist in the production of intelligence products to inform decision making.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of intelligence staff, providing mentoring/coaching, guidance and support to staff in order to maximise their development, efficiency and morale, and deliver an effective intelligence service.
  • Develop and maintain processes, intelligence products, and other core intelligence functions to assist decision making, identifying and managing threat risk and harm, and ensuring compliance with national standards and relevant legislation.
  • Deliver and review collection plans and commission intelligence products to support effective policing and recommend appropriate responses.
  • Identify, plan and deploy intelligence resources, as required, to ensure operational effectiveness.
  • Interpret policy to develop and review intelligence systems, procedures and practices, (such as performing risk assessments and testing health and safety procedures) in order to introduce improvements.
  • Ensure intelligence products are informed and developed as a result of consultation and feedback with key stakeholders, customers and the wider organisation.
  • Enable collaboration with colleagues in partner agencies to share intelligence and facilitate cross-sector working practices.
  • Maintain awareness of innovation within intelligence to ensure implementation of latest techniques and tactics, best practice, and information relevant to the role.
  • Review resourcing levels and select/recruit new members of staff, maintaining an awareness of the qualities and qualifications of all staff with a view to identifying development needs, optimum career paths, advancement potential, and a clear workforce resource plan.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior Education and Experience:

  • College of Policing Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP) Qualification (to complete within 12 months of appointment), and continued IPP compliance.
  • Experience of leading diverse teams.
  • An understanding of Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and Management of Police Information (MoPI) and other relevant legislation.
  • In depth experience in developing intelligence products.


  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of integrity, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to quality assure intelligence products and negotiate with and influence senior managers based on data and analytical outcomes.
  • Able to engage a variety of audiences through a range of media to inform and/or persuade.
  • Able to undertake resource planning to deliver effective outcomes and ensure operational effectiveness within the resources allocated.
  • Able to seek out and identify a range of information to identify patterns, trends and options, to solve multifaceted and complex problems.
  • Able to develop and motivate a team and create strong engagement of individuals with their personal and team objectives and with Force values, behaviours and strategic priorities.
  • Skilled in setting team and individual performance objectives, monitoring performance, assessing progress, identifying emerging risks, issues and opportunities, and taking corrective steps as required to ensure that the right results are achieved.
  • Able to develop trusting relationships with a variety of stakeholders to collaborate and ensure that their needs and concerns are fully understood and responded to in an appropriate way.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • CPD is ongoing; it enables the individual, in collaboration with their organisation, to maintain, develop and gain recognition for existing and new professional skills, knowledge and competence. It is undertaken to ensure we continue to provide high quality policing to keep the public safe and help to drive career aspirations. More information on how to plan CPD can be found here.Discussion of CPD is usually included as part of a Professional Development Review (PDR). PDR is a tool to support police officers and staff to take ownership of their professional development and plan career progression. More information on how to use a PDR for development can be found here.

    This section has three parts:

    1. annual learning/mandatory training/accreditation requirements
    2. signposting to suggested activities and resources for the individual to maintain and enhance competence and professional development in the role, and
    3. any ongoing professional registration and/or licensing requirements of the role)

    Annual learning/accreditation requirements
    (Outlines mandatory/annual learning or requirements to maintain accreditation in the role. Please note any exemption is at Chief Constable discretion, in line with local force policy.)
    There is a minimum CPD requirement for this role which maintains professional competency and IPP certification.

    Full details for the requirements can be found on College Learn in the IPP CPD framework document for the Intelligence Support Officer or by speaking to your local IPP lead.

    Professional development
    In order to keep up to date with new approaches to evidence based policing, and new technological approaches within the intelligence field, the following should be considered:
    Keep up to date with relevant national guidance:

    • Secondment to IPP partner agencies
    • Undertaking one of the specialist IPP endorsements.
    • Completion of the mandatory CPD requirements also offers opportunities for developing further skills that can support further progression and development.

Professional Registration/Licenses

IPP Accreditation and Registration

Assessed competence against the relevant professional standards for this function is required to achieve IPP accreditation and registration. Maintenance of this accreditation requires the demonstration of continued competence against professional standards, as well as evidence of CPD, in line with the College’s Model.

Links to other Profiles

  • Chief Inspector
  • Inspector
  • Senior Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Intelligence Researcher
  • Intelligence Support Officer
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