Spring Gardens, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EF.
About the job
The successful candidate will need to provide independent, accurate, timely and high quality legal advice to the Director General and the Board on the business of the Agency. They are expected to be an active member of the Agency Command Team, proactively spotting risks and leading cross Agency work on strategic issues.
This is a high profile role operating at Board level and actively contributing to wider policy development across Whitehall.
• Advising the Director General and the Board on all legal matters relating to the Agency’s business, including governance and exercise of its powers, litigation, contract and employment law, identify and manage strategic legal risks to NCA’s work;
• Leading and managing the NCA’s large internal team comprising both generalist and specialist lawyers;
• Working with operational colleagues, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and their specialist prosecutors to maximize the probability of successful prosecutions, or other legal interventions;
• Advising on relevant EU and international legal developments;
• Managing external legal contacts for specialist advice as required and relations with the legal profession generally;
• Representing the Agency across Whitehall on all aspects of legal developments and proposals for legislative change affecting the Agency, the law enforcement and intelligence communities;
• Proactively spotting and addressing ethical and legal issues that may impact on public confidence in the Agency, engaging with the Independent Reference Group in the development of policy and operational practice as we develop new capabilities.
For further information about the role and for details on how to apply please see the attached Candidate Information Pack.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting
Selection process details
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Sift/interview dates and location
Advert Closing Date:09:00hrs Monday 11th December 2017
Short List Meeting:w/c 18th December 2017
Assessments:w/c 8th and 15th January 2018
Interviews :w/c 22nd January 2018
The final interview will be held at Spring Gardens, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EF