Job vacancy: RSPB Investigations Intelligence Manager

The RSPB is recruiting for a new Intelligence Manager for its Investigations Team.

Here’s a copy of the job advert:

Expiry date:23:59, Sun, 2nd Apr 2023
Location:Flexible in UK
Salary:£36,577.00 – £39,267.00 Per Annum
Benefits:Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave

Are you passionate about managing intelligence data to highlight and tackle the illegal killing of birds of prey? Could you oversee the stringent handling of crime reports, disseminating appropriate critical intelligence to investigations staff and police – enabling them to catch offenders and make a real difference? Do you see both critical detail and the bigger picture, safely managing an intelligence team within a leading conservation organisation playing a significant partnership role in ending crimes against birds of prey. If so, our mission is urgent, and we need you now!

Day to day you will be managing a team of three Intelligence Officers, who receive and process hundreds of bird crime reports each year, overseeing the compilation of key information for our annual Birdcrime report, and disseminating time critical crime reports to both RSPB Investigation Officers and external partners including the Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

You will be responsible for data and intelligence stewardship, governance, quality and reputational risk management for highly restricted data, as well as ensuring intelligence is managed in line with statutory and best practice requirements.

Curated incident data are used on the RSPB’s Raptor Persecution Map Hub to allow users to examine confirmed raptor persecution crimes across the UK

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • High level of technical and practical knowledge of data and/or intelligence management and best practice.
  • Proven knowledge of legislation relevant to information management including Data Protection Act and Human Rights Act.
  • Practical knowledge of wildlife protection legislation.
  • Knowledge of specialist software enabling its successful deployment in support of key result areas above.
  • Proven high levels of IT literacy and numeracy.
  • Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills to achieve key result areas.
  • Proven ability to prioritise competing and high volume demands effectively and to provide a high level of customer care.
  • Proven ability to train others (non-specialists) and run workshops in specialist subjects including data/intelligence management and analysis.
  • Proven ability to solve problems and develop systems, information and data-related policies and to lead compliance across a large organisation.
  • Proven ability to persuade and influence key partners, and manage and develop relationships at high levels.
  • Experience of leading teams and developing/delivering bespoke training courses.
  • Capable and confident in designing and delivering internal and external presentations.
  • Experience of handling, analysis and presentation of specialist data.
  • GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.

Desirable qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of Police standards for Intelligence Management.
  • Information systems-related qualification or experience of information systems security.
  • Experience of working with statutory agencies or in the law enforcement arena.
  • First degree in biology, ecology or conservation, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience of communicating with witnesses of criminal activities and conducting risk assessments to ensure their position is not compromised.
  • Experience of preparing material for and working with media organisations on difficult or controversial issues

Additional information:

  • This role will require occasional travel within the UK.
  • This role will require occasional overnight stays away from home.
  • Police vetting (NPPV3) and Security Clearance will be required for this role.
  • The RSPB works for a healthy environment for all and we therefore expect you to take action in accordance with our Environmental Policy and objectives. Together we can make a positive difference for our world.
  • In the RSPB, volunteers are a major resource and make a vital contribution to the RSPB’s aim to take action for the conservation of wild birds and the environment. Employees are responsible for encouraging, developing and supporting volunteers in their work for the RSPB.

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 12th April 2023. For further information please contact 

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

This role will require completion of a DBS/PVG/Access NI in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.


The online job advert can be read here.

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