Flexible with travel to Sheffield / Barnsley as required
About the job
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 Disclosure Officer (multiple posts available)
Business Area & Department: Specialist Investigations, Operation Stovewood
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1722901JT
Open to: Substantive and External Staff on Lateral Transfer or Promotion, Permanent
Location: Flexible with travel to Sheffield / Barnsley as required
(please state location preferences on application form taken from list below)
Closing Date: 22/08/2017 at 12:00hrs
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.
The NCA is leading a major independent investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and we are growing our team to ensure that we continue to focus on the needs of victims and survivors and drive forward our enquiries as quickly as we can.
Operation STOVEWOOD is without doubt the largest ever investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) undertaken by law enforcement. The complexity of the investigation is also unparalleled. Victims and survivors have been exploited or abused by many individuals, in locations across the UK over a number of years. The majority of suspects have offended against more than one victim and many have been involved in organised trafficking. This investigation provides a unique opportunity for you to bring your skills and experience in support of such a high profile, serious and complex investigation.
The Operation is set up in line with the Major Incident Room Standard Administrative Procedures (MIRSAP) and uses the HOLMES data system as well as NCA intelligence databases.
Recording, retention, reviewing of all material during the investigation using HOLMES. Application of the tests for 'relevance and sensitivity' to all material as outlined in the Prosecution Team Disclosure Manual and the CPIA Codes of Practice to ensure compliance and consistency. Provide disclosure related advice and guidance to the SIO and case team in relation to third party material, evidence, continuity and material that may undermine the prosecution case or assist the defence. Production of accurate and comprehensive disclosure schedules as agreed with CPS. Give evidence in court in relation to disclosure matters.
Candidates are required to provide evidence against ONLY the following Personal Qualities Framework (PQF).
-Teamwork & Partnership
-Negotiating & Influencing
Candidates are required to provide evidence against ONLY the following Entry Criteria:
1. Full understanding of the tests for relevancy and sensitivity as outlined in the Prosecution Team Disclosure Manual and the CPIA Code of Practice to ensure compliance and consistency in investigations.
2. Recent experience and high level of understanding of complex/protracted criminal justice investigations including service of case file material, unused material and exhibits.
3. Experience in dealing with the CPS including justification for sensitive classification attributed to material, PII matters, defence statements and subsequent access to unused material by defence.
We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
- Behavioural competency 1: Communication
- Behavioural competency 2: Problem Solving
- Behavioural competency 3: Teamwork & Partnership
- Behavioural competency 4: Personal Accountability
- Behavioural competency 5: Negotiating & Influencing
- Technical competency 1: Full understanding of the tests for relevancy and sensitivity as outlined in the Prosecution Team Disclosure Manual and the CPIA Code of Practice to ensure compliance and consistency in investigations.
- Technical competency 2: Recent experience and high level of understanding of complex/protracted criminal justice investigations including service of case file material, exhibits and unused material.
- Technical competency 3: Experience in dealing with the CPS including justification for sensitive classification attributed to material, PII matters, defence statements and subsequent access to unused material by defence.
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.
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.
Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
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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.
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Contact point for applicants
Recruitment queries: James Tong 0870 496 8247
Sift/interview dates and location
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 firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 22/08/2017.
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.
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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.
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