G3 Manager Clinical Psychologist x3 – HP1784501DB – 1 Full Time Post, 2 Part Time

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Reference number





Senior Executive Officer
NCA Grade 3

Contract type


Business area

Human Resources

Type of role

Human Resources

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time


37 Hours

Number of posts



London : Warrington, North West

About the job

Job description

Role Title & Reference Number: G3 Manager Clinical Psychologist x3 – HP1784501DB – 1 Full Time Post, 2 Part Time

Location: London and Warrington

Closing: Midday on Monday 30th April 2018

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

To psychologically assess and case manage specialist caseloads of officers within the NCA working as part of the Occupational Health and Wellbeing department.

The Clinical Psychologist will apply best practice methods, as well as develop, bespoke time limited interventions, when carrying out pre-employment / placement and routine psychological assessments.

You will be expected to respond to the psychological requirements of a diverse workforce of approximately 4,500 officers.

Salary: The salary for this position is £42,439.  Where existing Civil Servants apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade, pay principles on Civil Service transfers will apply.

Additional London Weighting Allowance of £3,258.

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.
Are you ready to join the team?

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) Communication
3) Problem Solving
4) Personal Accountability
5) Negotiating & Influencing

Technical Criteria

1) Is a practicing clinician with at least four years post qualification experience.
2) Has current and broad knowledge of the occupational health setting
3) Evidence of psychological assessments (including psychometric tests), formulation and treatment plans across the full range of occupational health needs and other wide-ranging care settings.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

Doctoral level training in Clinical or Counselling psychology.
Evidence of significant experience in a supportive role e.g. management, supervision.
Current registration with the Health Care Professional Council as a clinical or counselling psychologist with a minimum of four-year experience

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

Background or knowledge of working in a law enforcement environment.
Knowledge of current legislation in occupational and mental health provision.
Experience of clinical supervision


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

  • Behavioural Competency 1: Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behavioural Competency 2: Communication
  • Behavioural Competency 3: Problem Solving
  • Behavioural Competency 4: Personal Accountability
  • Behavioural Competency 5: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Technical Criteria 1: Is a practicing clinician with at least four years post qualification experience.
  • Technical Criteria 2: Has current and broad knowledge of the occupational health setting
  • Technical Criteria 3: Evidence of psychological assessments (including psychometric tests), formulation and treatment plans across the full range of occupational health needs and other wide-ranging care settings.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Additional London Weighting Allowance of £3,258.

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

David Brown - 0870 496 8239

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting TBC
Interviews TBC

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 central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on Monday 30th April 2018

The Application Form, Guidance Notes, Role Profile and Personal Qualities Framework (PQF) should be attached. If they are not or you cannot 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 - G3 Manager Clinical Psychologist x3 – HP1784501DB

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 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 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 http://civilservicecommission.independent.go.uk/

If you would like the application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team via email to:- central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.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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