Senior Officer, Technical SPOC, National Cyber Crime Unit – HP1610601SS

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 23 Nov 2017

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Higher Executive Officer

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Business area


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Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 Hours a Week

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The post holder will be required to work from London Office for 2 days a week as a minimum

About the job

Job description

Role Title & Reference Number: Senior Officer, Technical SPOC, National Cyber Crime Unit – HP1610601SS
Location: The post holder will be required to work from London Office for 2 days a week as a minimum

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the fight against serious and organised crime?

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) leads the UK's fight against cyber crime and uses its specialist capabilities and expertise to support law enforcement partners across the UK and coordinates the UK's entire response to cyber crime.

Mitigation @ Scale work in close partnership with the NCSC to support their lead in addressing vulnerabilities and any related prepare and protect campaigns. Mitigation @ Scale will also proactively engage with investigating teams, internally and in ROCUs, to ensure the risk from compromised data is mitigated quickly and efficiently. Identifying Pursue and Prevent opportunities from the pool of data sources available presenting this information for review and potential tasking.

The key responsibilities of the role are:

Manage and lead on the provision of complex and wide ranging analysis in accordance with the National Cyber Crime Unit’s Strategic Action Plan, and other identified priorities in the fight to cut serious and organised crime.

Manage the timely authorisation, production, quality assurance and appropriate handling and dissemination of protect advise and mitigation.

Provide specialist expertise in cybercrime related data science and analysis. Manage, enhance and improve analytical functions within the business area.

Key Post holder responsibilities include:
• Responsibility for the development of key datasets, working closely with stakeholders to extract, manipulate and present data in relation to proactive and reactive operations.
• Manage/supervise a team of officers, and act as a Lead Officer for National Crime Agency (NCA) tasked activity (as required).
• Ensure investigations, prevention and analytical initiatives are carried out thoroughly, professionally and expeditiously in accordance with Agency policy and legislative requirements.
• Supervise the development and delivery of protective products to support operations /investigations including strategic assessments.
• Promote professional standards and provide advice, support and develop management reports in relation to criminal and misconduct allegations that impact on organisational delivery or the Agency’s reputation (as required).
• Manage/coach and develop staff.

Applications are welcomed from outside of London however there will be a requirement to travel. The post holder will be required to work from London Office for 2 days a week as a minimum.

This role is open to External candidates & Civil Servants on lateral & promotion basis.

About the NCA

Serious and organised crime is one of the gravest threats to the UK's national security. The National Crime Agency sits at the heart of the law enforcement response, protecting the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.

We identify and disrupt serious and organised crime by investigating and securing the prosecution of those responsible. We also lead, support and coordinate work across law enforcement, locally, regionally and nationally to reduce the impact of serious and organised crime on the UK’s communities and deter people from becoming involved in such activity.

NCA officers work at the forefront of law enforcement, building the best possible intelligence picture of all serious and organised crime threats; relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders; and developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners.

There's no such thing as a typical NCA officer. We come from different backgrounds and cultures, speak many language and have diverse skills and experiences. What we have in common is dedication and a commitment to protecting the public from serious and organised crime.

Application Process

As part of the application process candidates are required to provide evidence against the following Criteria as well as any essential/desirable qualifications & skills.

Behavioural Criteria
1) Teamwork and Partnership
2) Innovation
3) Negotiating and Influencing
4) Change
5) People Management

Technical Criteria
1) Proven experience of supervising/managing a team and working to tight deadlines.
2) In-depth understanding of the acquisition of internet communications data
3) Cyber skills

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

- A degree in Computer Science or related field
- Scripting knowledge or coding language knowledge such as Python
- SPLUNK / ELK stack
- Other analytical tools


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

  • Behaviour 1: Teamwork & Partnership
  • Behaviour 2: Innovation
  • Behaviour 3: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Behaviour 4: Change
  • Behaviour 5: People Management
  • Technical Criteria 1: Proven experience of supervising/managing a team and working to tight deadlines.
  • Technical Criteria 2: In-depth understanding of the acquisition of Internet communications data.
  • Technical Criteria 3: Cyber skills



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


£3,226 London Weighting

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 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


Further information

To Apply

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

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

• External Application Form
• Equality & Diversity Form

Please return both documents to mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 23/11/2017.

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.

Salary: The salary for this position is £33,286.  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.

The Application Form, Guidance Notes, Equality & Diversity Form and Personal Qualities Framework (PQF) should be attached. If they are not or you cannot download them please email 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 HP1610601SS.

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 alternative date.

If you wish to make a complaint in relation to any stage of the recruitment and selection process please email 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 an inclusive employer committed to developing a workforce which reflects the society we protect. We value difference, and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the  Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles. More information can be found on

If you would like the application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team via email to:-

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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