G5 Investigator, Operations Team (North) – Secondment – CEOP - HP1597801SS

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Reference number



£24,964 - We will match current Civil Servants upto £30,626 - £30,626


Executive Officer
NCA Grade 5

Contract type


Business area


Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 Hour Per Week

Number of posts



Chorley, North West

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 Investigator, Operations Team (North) – Secondment – CEOP
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1597801SS
Open to: Secondment Opportunity Open to Substantive and External Staff on Lateral Transfer or Promotion
Location: Chorley
Closing Date: Midday on 11th September 2017
Salary: The salary band for this position is £24,964 to £30,626.  Where existing Civil Servants or police officers/staff apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade/rank, pay principles on Civil Service transfers/police secondments will apply.

Additional London Weighting Allowance of £3,226.

Role summary:

A secondment opportunity has arisen for an investigator to join the CEOP Operations team in the North West.

This role involves participation in and development of serious CSE investigations from the planning stage through to conviction. The officer will be expected to deal with referrals, interventions, proactive operations; actively take part in gathering information, intelligence and evidence in order to reduce the risk of sexual exploitation to children.

The officer will work closely with other investigators and child protection advisers to ensure that children are safeguarded and offenders brought to justice effectively and efficiently.They will assist in all aspects of case preparation including prisoner processing, case file compilation/court presentation, and witness management.

Building good working relationships with both internal and external partners including police forces will be essential and officers may be expected to work long hours at short notice should the investigation require it.

Candidates should note that this role involves frequent exposure to child abuse images and material. All officers working in CEOP must undergo a psychological wellbeing assessment before taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post.


PIP 2 or equivalent (evidence of accreditation will be required).
CPIA Training


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

  • Behaviour 1 - Communication
  • Behaviour 2 - Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behaviour 3 - Problem Solving
  • Behaviour 4 - Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 5 - Negotiating and Influencing
  • Entry Criteria 1 - ood understanding of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting Agency activity, in particular the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 including the codes of practice ‘C’.
  • Entry Criteria 2 - Proven experience of investigating serious crime.
  • Entry 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.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

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

Sue Shepherd- 0117 372 0060

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting week commencing 02/10/2017

Interviews week commencing 16/10/2017

Further information

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

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 –

Good understanding of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting Agency activity, in particular the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 including the codes of practice ‘C’.
Proven experience of investigating serious crime.
Risk management.

Training & Professional Qualifications

Essential at Entry:
PIP 2 or equivalent (evidence of accreditation will be required).
CPIA Training

Desirable at Entry:
Experience of working in a public protection environment.
Tier 3 Suspect interview trained.

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:

• External 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 25th September 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, Role Profile 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 - G5 Investigator, Operations Team (North) – Secondment – CEOP – HP1597801SS

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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