Psychological Intelligence Analysts

Central London or Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£33,000 (Cambs)/£34,000 + £3,000 London Weighting (London)
04 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Psychological Intelligence Analysts
Central London or Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£33,000 (Cambs)/£34,000 + £3,000 London Weighting (London)
Up to four positions

Do you want to inform decision making in Defence?

Do you have a qualification in psychology and relevant practitioner experience?

Are you passionate about applying your skills to solve real world problems?

We have an exciting and unusual opportunity for psychologists to join the Human Factors (HF) team, a unique and key capability within Defence Intelligence (DI). For the right candidate, this provides a rare opportunity to apply, and further develop, your skills and knowledge to understand the actions and behaviours of those people at the heart of global military and political conflicts. 

Job description

Defence Intelligence (DI) is a world-class organisation that supports policy and decision-making at the heart of the MoD and the cross government national security community. In DI, our people solve problems, create understanding, and give perspective to the diverse and complex Defence threats and challenges in a rapidly changing world. Together our civilians and military personnel inform decision-making in Defence, manage complex programmes, and develop new technology.

DI is a key element of the UK’s national intelligence community, working closely with partners across Defence, Cabinet Office, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, the intelligence agencies and other intelligence assessment bodies such as the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and Joint Intelligence Organisation.

The Human Factors team fuses all-source intelligence analysis with specialist social and behavioural sciences capability, working closely with teams across Defence and wider government to answer intelligence questions and inform foreign policy. As a psychological analyst, you will use rigorous and bespoke methodologies to provide insight into the personality characteristics, motivations and decision making of individuals of interest. Your assessments will be used to provide recommendations for engagement and negotiation, as well as delivering an understanding of current behaviour and anticipating how key individuals might respond to future events. 

In DI we believe your unique experiences, view and understanding of the world could provide a vital perspective and contribution to our work. Continuous improvement and professional development play a critical role in maintaining our unique capability, and you will be expected to commit to this. In return we will support your development in a number of ways, such as funding a Chartership qualification and providing bespoke training in our psychological methodologies. 

What are we looking for?

A BPS-accredited degree in psychology is essential, as well as strong psychological practitioner experience in a government, private sector or academic setting. Ideally this will include application of theories in personality, motivation, decision-making or group dynamics. A post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential. These positions are open to UK Nationals only.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 31 August 2022.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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