G5 PA to Chief Information Officer - HP1623101DB

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Reference number





Executive Officer
NCA Grade 5

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time



Number of posts



Bristol, South West : London

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: G5 PA to Chief Information Officer
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1623101DB
Open to: Substantive and External Staff on Lateral Transfer or Promotion, Permanent
Location: London or Bristol
Closing Date: Midday on Monday 25th September 2017
Salary: The salary for this position is £24,964.  Where existing Civil Servants apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade, pay principles on Civil Service transfers will apply. All other salary offers will be made within the advertised band.

Additional London Weighting Allowance of £3,226

Role summary:

Working to the Technology Director (CIO), you will be at the heart of the Technology Command, providing support to the CIO in the exercise of his functions.

This will give you a unique insight into the work undertaken by the Command to achieve the NCA’s strategic objectives.

You will be responsible for the smooth running of his daily affairs and the functioning of the department.

You will be the first point of contact to answer queries, arrange meetings or check availability; you will manage his diary in an effective manner whilst making best use of his time.

You will be responsible for handling and filtering the CIO’s emails, dealing with general correspondence, preparing information packs for Boards, team meetings and industry engagements and perform efficient administrative duties to support committees, project meetings, business planning and successfully prioritise workloads.

This will be an exciting and fast paced role, but one which will offer tremendous opportunities for both personal and professional development.

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

- Communication
- Teamwork & Partnership
- Problem Solving
- Personal Accountability
- Negotiating & Influencing

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

- Organisational skills / experience of working to tight timelines, work prioritisation and managing competing job demands.
- Administrative/secretarial & customer service skills
- Excellent verbal, written and drafting skills


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

  • Behaviour 1: Communication
  • Behaviour 2: Teamwork & partnership
  • Behaviour 3: Problem Solving
  • Behaviour 4: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 5: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Technical Criteria 1: Organisational skills / experience of working to tight timelines, work prioritisation and managing competing job demands.
  • Technical Criteria 2: Administrative/secretarial & customer service skills
  • Technical Criteria 3: Excellent verbal, written and drafting skills



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

David Brown – 0117 372 0060

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting is scheduled for w/c: 2nd October 2017
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 16th October 2017

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