G2 Strategic Targeting Unit, National Cyber Crime Unit - HPG195901SS

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

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Chief Inspector/ Superintendents/ Home Office G7 pay scale


Senior Executive Officer
Grade 7

Contract type


Length of employment

Up to 2 years

Business area


Type of role

Risk Management

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Number of posts




About the job

Job description

The NCA is an organisation which leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. This includes class A drugs, child exploitation, people smuggling and human trafficking, major gun crime, fraud, cyber crime, money laundering and the corruption that organised criminals use to facilitate these crimes.
We work to imprison serious criminals, and use many other tactics to disrupt crime and keep people safe. In particular, we want to ensure crime doesn’t pay and that it’s harder to commit. We also draw on innovative new approaches to prevent crimes from happening in the first place.
We expect our Officers to work to the highest standards of behaviour in everything they do.

Our values and behaviours are:

Flexibility – seeking continuous improvements to the way that we work, adapting to find solutions to difficult problems.

Integrity – acting with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Respect – treating everyone with dignity and respect, valuing diversity, working in partnership, and sharing knowledge and best practice.

Serving the public – being proud to put the public interest at the centre of everything we do.

Transparency – being truthful, open and accountable for our actions.

Grade & Role Title: G2 Strategic Targeting Unit, National Cyber Crime Unit
Vacancy Reference Number: HPG195901SS
Open to: Secondment Opportunity for Chief Inspectors on temporary promotion (Home Office SEO equivalent) and Superintendents on lateral transfer (Home Office Grade 7)
Location: Spring Gardens, London
Closing Date: 29th September 2017 at 12 midday
Salary: Chief Inspector/ Superintendents/ Home Office G7 pay scale

Role summary:

This post is to lead the NCA's Cyber 'Strategic Targeting Unit', as part of the NCA's response to high-end, high-risk serious organised international cyber crime targeting the UK. The Strategic Targeting Unit is a new multi-national, multi-agency, intelligence-led Unit to lead and coordinate a 'full spectrum' response to cyber criminals causing the most significant harm to the UK. This includes Five Eyes, UKIC and other Government partners.

The postholder will have experience of leading operations, managing risk and working to deliver disruptions and outcomes in an operational law enforcement or intelligence environment. The postholder will be skilled at making risk-based, accountable decisions in line with best practice and comfortable working with partners and motivating staff and teams to deliver results in a high-pressure environment.

Candidates are required to provide evidence against ONLY the following Personal Qualities Framework (PQF). The level required is listed on the Role Profile and below

- People management
- Teamwork & Partnership
- Communication
- Personal accountability
- Strategic thinking

Candidates are required to provide evidence against ONLY the following Entry Criteria taken from the Role Profile and the Government Communication Professional Competency Framework –

- Experienced in effective decision making with accountability for decisions made
- Experience of investigations and operational planning
- Risk management

Desirable at Entry:

- DV requirement on entry


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Behaviour 1: People Management
  • Behaviour 2: Teamwork & Partnership
  • Behaviour 3: Communication
  • Behaviour 4: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 5: Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Criteria 1: Experienced in effective decision making with accountability for decisions made
  • Technical Criteria 2: Experience of investigations and operational planning
  • Technical Criteria 3: Risk management



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.


Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

For HR related queries: Sue Shepherd - 0117 372 0060

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting is scheduled for w/c: TBC
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: TBC

Further information

To apply:

Please carefully read all the information on this advert and the attached documents.

Candidates must fully complete the attached two forms to be considered for this vacancy:

• Secondment Application Form
• Equality & Diversity Form

Please return both documents to central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 29/09/2017.

If you already work for the NCA and wish to apply for this role you must complete the Internal Application Form found on the NCA intranet.

The Application Form, Guidance Notes and Personal Qualities Framework (PQF) should be attached. If they are not or you can not download them please email central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk for an application pack

To ensure that your application / emails regarding this vacancy are actioned please ensure that the title of the email contains the vacancy reference number HPG195901SS

Should an application arrive after the stated deadline it will not be included in the recruitment process, regardless of the reason.

Should you be successful at short listing but cannot attend on the date/time allocated to yourself for an interview date The Recruitment Team cannot guarantee an alternate date, regardless of the reason.

If you wish to make a complaint in relation to any stage of the recruitment and selection process please email central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk. please ensure that you refer to the campaign reference number. If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint you have the right to contact the Civil Service Commission to pursue it further.

To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC clearance before commencing the role and for specified roles DV clearance within the first 12 months as part of your probation period.
You will also be required to undertake a mandatory pre-employment substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result.


The NCA is a Disability Confident Employer. If you would like this application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team using the details shown towards the end of the form or email:- central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles. Further information about the Recruitment Principles can be found on http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/
The NCA complies with and expects all its employees to reflect the values outlined in the Civil Service Code, for further information please review the code.

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