Performance Analyst (NABIS)

West Midlands Police

Role: Performance Analyst

Salary: £29,064-£35,481

Band: Band D Lower

Advert Closing Date: 16 November 2020

About the Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) at the Central Teams office in Birmingham as Performance Analyst. You will be part of a diverse and committed Strategic Coordination team, reporting directly to the Performance Lead.

NABIS provides fast-time intelligence linked to the criminal use of firearms, linking firearms incidents across the UK to help develop a national understanding of the use, supply, importation and manufacture of illegal firearms.

NABIS plays a crucial part in UK policing as part of the NPCC’s portfolio, and works with the police forces of England, Wales and Scotland as well as partner law enforcement agencies. NABIS is an independent national policing organisation but hosted by West Midlands Police (WMP) for financial and legal purposes.

Key Responsibilities

You will:

Develop data collection strategies with internal departments, external Police Forces and agencies to create products to support senior decision makers.
Provide analytical support to the three areas of NABIS (Operational Support, Intelligence Cell and Forensics)
Carry out projects, reviews, assessments and evaluations
Develop frameworks using structured analytical techniques.
Interpret performance against identified measures using performance tools, including Statistical Process Control (SPC) methodology.
Report to senior management and decision making forums through written and verbal reports
Undertake survey research, design questionnaires, analyse and interpret  responses
Participate in briefings, meetings, seminars and workshops, to gather present and exchange performance related information
Provide advice and guidance in relation to the use and interpretation of published performance data.
Work without direct supervision using own initiative.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Essential Criteria

You will have

A good standard of education, including a minimum Grade C for Maths and English Language GCSE.
Experience and an understanding of research and statistical techniques, including the ability to undertake research, determine the most appropriate methodology, formulate and test hypotheses.
Experience in working in the business area of performance management, research or statistics.
Ability to research, collate, analyse and interpret data from a wide range of sources.
Significant skills in the use of Microsoft Office products, data mining tools and other relevant computer based information and analysis systems, for example Qlik.
Proven numerical ability.
Able to work methodically and logically with an enquiring and analytical mind.
Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with people at all levels.
Ability to prioritise own workload and manage competing demands.

Desirable Criteria:

A degree in a research/statistical discipline or other relevant subject (or demonstration of the intellectual abilities associated with that level).
Knowledge and understanding of performance management theory and techniques.
Problem solving skills accompanied with innovative and creative thinking.
Previous Experience / knowledge of UK Policing would be an advantage.

Selection Process

The application process for this position will be by online application form. Should you be shortlisted, then further assessment and potentially an interview will take place.
Your application will be assessed for evidence of experience and achievements against the above essential and desirable criteria. You are required to provide evidence of meeting the criteria, using examples of your skills and experience, and what role you played in each scenario.

Please do not include a CV as this will not be considered within the process.

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a competency based interview where you will be asked to provide examples of real life challenges you have faced that show you have the experience and are the right person for the job.

You will assessed against these behaviours during the selection process. Please see the Competency Values Framework (CVF) available from the College of Policing’s website for more information on what each behaviour incorporates and what we expect from our staff:

We are emotionally aware
We take ownership
We are collaborative
We deliver, support and inspire
We analyse critically
We are innovative and open-minded

Further information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Previous applicants need not apply. Due to the operational importance of this role, applicants must be available to start as soon as possible pending the successful completion of their recruitment checks.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.


The role is offered on a permanent contract and will be office based. Working hours are 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, although there may be a necessity to work additional hours and occasionally at weekends.

We offer a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:

28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays); increasing to 33 days after five years’ service.
access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website.
the opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme run by WMP .
the option to join a generous Local Government pension scheme.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be vetted to Management Level. This will be a condition of acceptance to this post.

You will need to own a UK passport and you will need to have resided within the UK for a minimum of 3 years due to vetting requirements.


Interviews will take place in person at the West Midlands Police HQ in Birmingham city centre where current UK Government Covid 19 Guidelines permit, alternatively, candidates may be asked to participate in a virtual interview. NABIS does not cover the cost of travel to your interview/assessment unless otherwise stated.

For more information on the organisation and the role NABIS plays within UK’s law enforcement network as well as internationally, please visit our website at

NABIS is a diverse and supportive organisation, where you can develop your skills, knowledge and experience in an engaging and flexible environment. We are committed to providing support throughout your employment with us for you to gain the skills you need to be successful and further your career.

NABIS fully supports and is proud of its commitment to the principles of Diversity and Inclusion to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities.

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