G2 Senior Manager Psychological Services Lead – HP1736601DB

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Reference number

1580277

Salary

£52,528 - £63,259

Grade

Grade 7
NCA G2

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

Other

Type of role

Psychology
Other

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time

Hours

37 Hours Per Week

Number of posts

1

Location

London : Warrington, North West

About the job

Job description

Role Title & Reference Number: G2 Senior Manager Psychological Services Lead – HP1736601DB

Location: London or Warrington

Closing: Midday on Monday 30th April 2018

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

To provide clear professional leadership which supports the delivery of Psychological services to the NCA workforce, including the management of complex cases and the supervision of a small team of psychologists, as well as providing advice and guidance, that supports the Occupational Health and Wellbeing strategy.

As the psychology lead, it will be your responsibility to ensure the NCA is providing a high quality psychology service to meet pre-employment/placement, routine psychological assessments and setting focused psychological requirements across a diverse workforce of approximately 4500 officers.

Salary: The salary band for this position is £52,528 to £63,249.  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 £3,258

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) People Management

Technical Criteria

1) Evidence of significant experience in professional leadership e.g. clinical team management, supervision at a senior level.
2) Expertise in psychological risk assessment, formulation and mitigation management in the context of law enforcement occupational setting in accordance to the clinical governance.
3) High level of knowledge and expertise in pre-employment / placement, fitness to role determination.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

Current registration with the Health Care Professional Council and Chartered registration with the British Psychological Society as a clinical or counselling psychologist with a minimum of five year experience at a senior level.
Doctoral level qualification or equivalent in Clinical or Counselling psychology
Evidence of significant experience in professional leadership e.g. clinical team management, supervision at a senior level.
Evidence of expertise in two or more types of evidence based psychological therapies (preferably one or both of which may be CBT, EMDR or trauma focused), and models of psychopathology.

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

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

Competencies

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

  • Behaviour 1 - Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behaviour 2 - Communication
  • Behaviour 3 - Problem Solving
  • Behaviour 4 - Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 5 - People Management
  • Entry Criteria 1 - Evidence of significant experience in professional leadership e.g. clinical team management, supervision at a senior level.
  • Entry Criteria 2 - Expertise in psychological risk assessment, formulation and mitigation management in the context of law enforcement occupational setting in accordance to the clinical governance.
  • Entry Criteria 3 - High level of knowledge and expertise in pre-employment / placement, fitness to role determination.

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Allowances

Additional London Weighting Allowance of £3,258

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Medical

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.

Eligibility

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

Recruitment Officer- Dave 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 - G2 Senior Manager Psychological Services Lead – HP1736601DB

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.

SECURITY CLEARANCE
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.

DRIVING DIVERSITY FORWARD

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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