Senior Investigative Officer, Project Invigor- HP1669703HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 18 Dec 2017

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£33,286 per annum


Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area


Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 hours per week

Number of posts



Warrington, North West

About the job

Job description

Job Description

Role Title & Reference Number: Senior Officer, Project Invigor- HP1669703HG

Location: Warrington

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

Project INVIGOR is the NCA-led UK law enforcement Taskforce response to organised immigration crime (OIC). This is a high-profile and politically sensitive project that involves over 100 staff from across government departments focused on a high priority threat area. It has been awarded in excess of £60m of central government funding over the next three years.

Successful candidates will join a Dedicated Investigation Team focused on organised immigration crime, supported by Operational teams, to purse and prosecute or disrupt by other means those Organised Crime Groups that use methodologies which present the most significant risk.

The team also provide specialist support, advice and guidance to police and other agencies throughout the UK, aimed at developing tactical and strategic intelligence to manage the OIC threat

As an experienced investigator the role includes:

The gathering of intelligence to review options and investigative plan to disrupt, pursue and prosecute organised crime groups
Ensuring the quality, secure handling and dissemination of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and a duty of care in line with Agency policy
Gathering criminal evidence, with a knowledge of relevant legislation affecting activity
Interviewing witnesses, conducting arrests and interviewing suspects
Applying for and executing search warrants obtained under the appropriate legislation at Magistrates and Crown Courts
Seizure and examination of property (exhibits) continuity of evidence and scheduling of material (CPIA).

Completing case files, liaising with prosecuting agencies / authorities, and providing evidence at criminal trials

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 at the above salary.

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.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

PIP2 or equivalent investigative accreditation
CPIA Training

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

Tier 2 suspect interview trained
Exhibits officer trained
Disclosure officer trained
Communications data applicant trained

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

Candidates must complete the attached two forms, including your CV to be considered for this vacancy:

• External Application Form including your CV copied into the relevant section (please do not submit a separate CV)
• Equality & Diversity Form

Please return both documents to mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 18/12/2017.

If you already work for the NCA and wish to apply for this role you must complete the Internal Application Form found at the bottom of the advert on the NCA intranet.

The Application 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 HP1669703HG.

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. Applicants must also be British nationals or dual British/another country due to needing to obtain STRAP clearance.

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.


PIP2 or equivalent investigative accreditation
CPIA trained


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

  • Behaviour 1: Negotiating and Influencing
  • Behaviour 2: Personal Accountability
  • Technical criteria: Experience of investigating serious complex and/or major crime including the following which is essential for an NCA Senior Investigative Officer:

    Experience of handling sensitive criminal intelligence
    Experience in use and knowledge of PACE powers, RIPA (Surveillance/ investigative tactics), CPIA (disclosure) and Communications data
    Experience in managing operational risk – for example risk/ threat to life.
    Experience in preparing case files for criminal justice outcomes



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 nationals only.


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

Candidates are particularly encouraged to contact Neil to discuss the role prior to making an application.

Business area contact: Neil Gardner 01925 896536
Recruitment Officer: Hayley Grey 0117 372 0083

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting: 5th January 2018
Interviews: w/c 29th january 2018

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