Technical Threats Lead

£50,000 - £50,000 • Permanent • Cyber security - Commercial

Digital Threat OSINT Lead

Do you want to join the fight against fake news?

Do you want to protect vulnerable users of social media from harmful content?

If the answer to both is “yes” then this could be a very interesting opportunity for you…

You will be a member of the Threat Intelligence Leadership Team which has accountability for the identification of online harmful social content – through a range of intelligence assessment processes, enabled by a combination of AI and Human Intelligence Teams

You’ll be hands on and customer facing, supporting weekly assessment and development meetings.

Working with both internal and external stakeholder teams, from C suite level through to a range of analyst and technical teams to ensure that the organisation is aligned to deliver the most effective intel products that customers and staff require.

The position may suit someone with a Law Enforcement, Military or Intelligence background as you’ll be conducting daily operational intel assessments, weekly briefings and also the ability to organise specialist project teams to produce a range of Operational and Strategic Intelligence Report products.

In your role you will work alongside Head of Delivery for Intel – but also various Crisis Monitoring teams and specialist alerting functions within the Organisation.

The role – What you’ll be doing?

You will be responsible for:

  • Regular Intelligence Submissions - linked to Technical Assessment
  • Responsible for conducting investigations into new and emerging technical threats identified by wider intel teams
  • Assessment of open and closed source technical ecosystems
  • Regular Intel delivery against new and emerging threats to customers
  • Production and Delivery of specialist client Intelligence requests
  • Identification of current and future requirements to analytic tools
  • Likely to involve full intel lifecycle management – OSINT focus and Technical Assessment (although not exclusively) of open source and wider data sets
  • Line Management responsibility


In order to be successful in this role you will need:

  • Ability to assess Open-Source and Technical environments for threat
  • Ability to design and develop approaches to create a view of bad actor communities
  • Capable of leading multi-discipline analyst teams
  • Producing Strategic Threat Reporting - aligned to Technical Risks
  • Producing Operational/ Tactical Intelligence Reports
  • Ability to conduct assessment of Bad Actor Communities in Gray and Dark Markets
  • Horizon scanning / Forward look risk assessment
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk in a digital or open source environment
  • Excellent briefing and presentation skills – Team Wide and Exec Level
  • Excellent people engagement skills
  • Ability to Influence at all levels, in a positive and professional manner
  • Strong focus on organisational skills and structured team delivery
  • Focus on staff welfare and staff development

Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in Risk/ Threat Assessment Environments
  • Active Risk Assessment
  1. Open Source Risk Assessment
  2. Technical Risk Assessment
  • Policing, Military, or similar careers in Open Source Intel or Commercial Risk Assessment
  • Experience of working in an investigation environment for Intelligence (or Evidential) production
  • Quality Assurance – with a focus on Intelligence Reporting

Desirable criteria

  • Additional Language experience
  • CLAS or similar experience
  • Experience with Quality Management practices - design, deploy and monitor
  • Experience in Intelligence Lifecycle Management
  • Experience in International operating experience

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