G4 Crime Investigation Support Officer, Specialist Operations- GP1496001HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Reference number



Current Detective Sergeants salary


Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Length of employment

2 Years

Business area


Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 hours per week

Number of posts




About the job

Job description

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: G4 Crime Investigation Support Officer, Specialist Operations- GP1496001HG
Vacancy Reference Number: GP1496001HG
Open to: Secondment Opportunity for Detective Sergeants initially for two years with the option to extend.
Location: Homeworker (based at home with requirement to travel)
Closing Date: 31/03/2017
Generic Role Profile Number: RP14584
Salary: Existing Detective Sergeant pay band.

Role summary:

To provide investigative support to Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) and managers in the investigation of major, serious and complex crime that falls within the remit of Crime Operational Support. Core business includes murder, rape, serious and series sexual offences, kidnap, abduction, suspicious missing persons and other high profile incidents. The Crime Investigation Support Officers works to the National SIO Adviser and will work as part of a team providing direct investigative support and identifying and coordinating relevant specialists and experts.

Essential at Entry:

PIP Level II and attended ICIDP or equivalent.
Major crime investigation experience
Good practical knowledge of the function and role of intelligence concepts within serious crime investigation including the services of other agencies.

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

Candidates must fully complete the below 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 31/03/2017

The Application Form, Pre-employment standards form, Guidance Notes, Role Profile and Personal Qualities Framework (PQF) should be attached. If they are not or you can not 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 role title followed by the reference number beginning with GP .

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 a interview date The Recruitment Team cannot guarantee an alternate date, regardless of the reason.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is the NCA’s policy not to give feedback to external candidates on applications, by applying for this role you accept this condition.

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 a Disability Confident Employer. If you would like this application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team using the details shown towards the end of the form or email:- central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles. Further information about the Recruitment Principles can be found on http://civilservicecommission.independent.go.uk/


PIP2 and attended ICIDP or equivalent


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

  • Behaviour 1: Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behaviour 2: Negotiating and Influencing
  • Behaviour 3: Problem Solving
  • Behaviour 4: Communication
  • Behaviour 5: People Management
  • Entry Criteria 1: Practical knowledge and experience of the application of major lines of enquiry including forensic science, pathology, witness/suspect management, passive/comms data, H2H, use of experts and a detailed knowledge of current legislations, procedures and approved professional practice.
  • Entry Criteria 2: Conduct peer review reports as part of the Crime Operational support quality assurance and continuous development programme
  • Entry criteria 3: Have previous experience and knowledge of major enquiry procedures including the HOLMES system.



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, 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

Recruitment Officer- Hayley Grey 0117 372 0166

Sift/interview dates and location


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