Apr 05 2023

NetWatch OSINT Team Continues to Grow

NetWatch is growing the analyst team and the company headcount is higher than ever - meet our latest recruits, learn more about current vacancies and life at NetWatch

The NetWatch research and analyst team continues to grow to meet client demand and rising instructions.

This month we welcomed Bethany Porter, Fina Evans & Jess Ainge (pictured below) to the team taking the total headcount to 45 – the highest it has been since the company was incepted in 2013.

The recruitment team are still working to bring in new faces, and hope to add to the team in the coming weeks – so if you are interested in a role at NetWatch now is a great time to send your CV and Cover Letter over to us at careers@netwatchglobal.com.

Having recently joined the team Fina told us how she is finding things so far:

So far my biggest impression has been the team itself; everyone is really friendly and happy to help if I need anything, which has made settling in so much easier! Rich’s training has been great too, and has made the analyst work (which could easily be quite overwhelming) really digestible.

In September the team will be joined by new University sandwich year interns Ellen Potts and Ebony Stevenson. We have been running the internship for a number of years now and are extremely proud that we still have six of our past interns working in the business full time, with several having now moved into management positions.

Leading recruitment is Helen Wakeman, who added “It’s been an extremely busy few months at NetWatch recruitment wise, in addition to adding numbers to the analyst team we’ve also recently completed several internal moves to implement a team structure that can easily handle more growth, and added several heads to the RPR team including a new manager. It’s an exciting time to be at NetWatch and with more recruitment underway I’m starting to worry that we’ll need a bigger office!”

Recent hires - Bethany, Fina & Jess

Current Vacancies

Intelligence Researcher

How to Apply


To apply for this position please follow one of the two below options:

1) Submit your CV and a covering letter via email. Please see our careers page for further guidance – https://www.netwatchglobal.com/careers

2) Submit PDF copies of your CV and covering letter to the Indeed platform (please avoid using the Indeed CV template).

Job Description

You will join our vibrant team as an Intelligence Analyst and learn the skills to become a specialist in online and social media intelligence.

As an Intelligence Analyst your key responsibilities are likely to include those listed below, although this is not exhaustive.

  • Analysing and compiling intelligence into comprehensive written reports in a target driven environment.
  • Researching social networking sites to build up a lifestyle analysis of individuals suspected of being involved in fraudulent claims.
  • Online investigations to establish the movements and whereabouts of individuals so that surveillance can be utilised to best effect.
  • Identifying and locating individuals who may have witnessed any road or personal injury accidents so that the client can obtain statements to assist when deciding upon liability and reserve.
  • Investigations into online networks with the aim of establishing any links between parties which could suggest fraud.
  • Utilising in-house NetWatch software to provide a range of bespoke services to clients in various industries.
  • Utilising a variety of databases, public records and intelligence tools & techniques to obtain information on subjects and attribute social networking accounts to them.

This is an entry level OSINT role and an opportunity to join an exciting and growing company. We have a supportive learning environment where you will be surrounded by OSINT experts to help you on your career path. We always promote from within where possible and hope that there will be numerous opportunities to forward your career with NetWatch from this starting point.


  • Excellent grasp of written and spoken English
  • 2.1 degree (non-STEM disciplines preferred) or valuable experience in a fraud detection role
  • Office-based experience preferred
  • Experience working in a target driven environment preferred
  • Good understanding of online social networking sites and online trends
  • Strong IT Skills

Person Specification

  • Analytical thinker – able to analyse information quickly and use it to provide robust advice.
  • Written communicator – able to easily relay complex information in a written report.
  • Curious – an inquisitive, open-minded type, who seeks out information from sources that may not always seem obvious.
  • Self-motivated and driven – passionate about the work and eager to learn and progress.
  • Organised – able to balance workloads and stay on track to hit monthly targets.
  • Online awareness – an ongoing interest in current and emerging online trends, particularly in social networking.
  • Team player – able to work well independently but also in a team to assist in maintaining a supportive environment.
  • Shows great enthusiasm for their work and seeks to get involved with new projects and initiatives.
  • Honesty and integrity – personal characteristics essential to anyone working in an investigation role at NetWatch.

Benefits Package

Salary: £21,000 per annum plus monthly bonuses

Excellent monthly bonus scheme, flexitime, hybrid working, accredited training opportunities (inc Intelligence Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship), career progression path, 24 days leave plus bank holidays, buy and sell leave scheme, length of service rewards, on-site gym, employee assist programme (EAP), company pension scheme, regular team social events, cycle to work scheme, casual dress.

Working Hours

35 flexi hours per week Mon-Fri

IMPORTANT: Please note that the first 6 months of this role is office-based and will require the successful candidate to be within a commutable distance to Birmingham City Centre. This role then requires 3 mandatory office days per month minimum.

For more information on joining the NetWatch team please visit our Careers page