Specialist Analyst (VE/GV - Bengali, Hindi, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian)

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

The Role

The exponential and ubiquitous growth of social media has led to an unprecedented diversity and severity of online harms. The speed in which digital technologies, media applications and social networking features evolve makes maintaining global situational awareness increasingly challenging.

A Specialist Analyst on the Violent Extremism and Graphic Violence team will be responsible for monitoring the threat posed by bad actors, malicious groups and harmful behaviours. Whilst the role is predominantly focussed on understanding and monitoring Violent Extremist use of the internet and social media, it will also require an understanding of the threat posed by Graphic Violence online, and a willingness to work on associated content. The Specialist Analyst will play a key role in researching, investigating and documenting threats, trends, and vulnerabilities to disparate stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of terrorist groups and how they operate online, and are able to work in a challenging, time-sensitive environment on a wide variety of taskings. They will be able to write thorough, interesting and innovative intelligence reports, through conducting surface, deep and dark web research.

In addition to research and investigation duties, the Specialist Analyst will play a key role in supporting the day-to-day running of the Violent Extremism and Graphic Violence vertical. The candidate will be responsible for helping to locate and inform the team of leads for research and investigation, support peer review of analyst work, and help design reporting documents for client outputs.

Main responsibilities;

  • Research and track a range of bad actors to build up intelligence pictures, identifying potential targets through a range of sources, including from bespoke AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools and Open Source (OSINT).
  • Collate and validate intelligence, evaluating the reliability of sources and credibility of information.
  • Use various analytical techniques to assess and interpret intelligence, collaborating with colleagues to gather further information to piece together the whole picture.
  • Produce well-written, well-structured, timely, and impactful threat products and assessments in clear English, with minimal support that meet the requirements of stakeholders.
  • Peer review analyst intel reports providing constructive feedback to enable development.
  • Develop relationships with customers to understand their intelligence requirements.
  • Continue to develop expertise in one or more threat verticals.


  • Proven experience working in a research / intelligence focused environment.
  • Strong open source intelligence / internet based investigations skills.
  • Proven track record of writing compelling research / intelligence reports.
  • Strong awareness of different social media platforms and contemporary trends.
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate large data sets to condense into a meaningful report.
  • Foreign language skills to a high level of written, spoken and auditory competency, preferably one or more of the following: Bengali, Hindi, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian.


Our rewards are as unique as our culture, and we want to attract the best people and retain them. We offer world-class intelligence training to our analyst team, to ensure that we are not only investing in our people, but working at the top of our game as industry experts.

Not only will we ensure that your development is key, but you will be joining a fantastic team of like-minded people who work together as one team to achieve a shared vision. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package which includes:

  • Market competitive pay rates based your skills and experience
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 33 days holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Life Insurance Cover
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • An attractive pension
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee perks schemes offering discounts, rewards, giveaways and more
  • Mental health wellbeing portal and access to an in-house clinical psychologist
  • Flexible working opportunities

'This work meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, any applicants who are offered work for this organisation will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. A criminal record will not automatically bar a person from successfully taking up this post.

Crisp, a Kroll business, is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of gender, gender identity, race, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.’