Operation STOVEWOOD - Secondment Opportunities

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 1 Jun 2017

Reference number

1506873

Salary

£24,964 - grade 5 minimum

Grade

Executive Officer
Higher Executive Officer
Senior Executive Officer

Contract type

Secondment

Length of employment

2 years

Business area

Other - Stovewood

Type of role

Conflict Advisers
Information Technology
Intelligence
Investigation
Knowledge and Information Management
Policing
Other

Working pattern

Full-time

Hours

37 Hour Week

Number of posts

51

Location

Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber

About the job

Job description


National Crime Agency - Operation STOVEWOOD

The National Crime Agency is a 24/7 operational crime-fighting agency, employing around 4,800 officers with specialist capabilities to undertake and support operations, covering a broad range of complex areas, including:

preventing serious, organised and complex crime
strengthening our borders
fighting fraud and cyber crime
protecting children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation
responding to a broad range of complex and national threats and risks.

Our mission is: - Leading the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime.

Our vision is: - To be a world-class law enforcement agency, internationally recognised and respected for leading the fight to cut serious and organised crime.

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 public interest at the centre of everything we do.
Transparency – being truthful, open and accountable for our actions.

Operation STOVEWOOD - Secondment Opportunities
The NCA is leading a major investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and we are growing our team to ensure that we continue to focus on the needs of victims and survivors and drive forward our enquiries as quickly as we can.

Without doubt the largest ever investigation into non recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) ever undertaken by law enforcement. The complexity of the investigation is unparalleled. Many victims have been exploited or abused by different men, in different locations over a number of years. The majority of suspects have offended against more than one victim and have been involved in the organised trafficking of victims within Rotherham or to other towns and cities in the UK. This investigation provides a unique opportunity for you to bring your skills and experience in support of such a high profile, serious and complex investigation.



The Operation is set up in line with the Major Incident Room Standard Administrative Procedures (MIRSAP) and uses the HOLMES data system as well as NCA intelligence databases.

We are looking for 51 secondees from across all forces at Inspector, Sergeant and Constable ranks (or Police Staff equivalent) to join the team on a 2-year secondment to fulfill the following roles:

Outside Enquiry Team

G3 – Investigation Manager (DI or equivalent)
G4 – Investigation Team Leader (DS or equivalent)
G5 – Investigator (DC or equivalent)

Victim Engagement Team

G4 – Victim Coordinator (DS or equivalent)
G5 – Victim Interviewer (DC or equivalent)

Intelligence Team

G4 – Intelligence Team Leader (DS or equivalent)
G5 – Intelligence Officer and Analyst (DC or equivalent)

HOLMES

G5 – HOLMES Indexer (DC or equivalent)

Additional information and the selection criteria for each of these roles can be found on pages 4 to 16.

Eligibility

Substantive Police Officers and Police Staff on Lateral Transfer on a 2-year secondment.

The successful applicant must be a serving Police Officer or Police Staff at the required grade or rank and must have a minimum of 2 years’ service remaining upon appointment to the role.

Location

The successful applicant will be based at the Sheffield Major Incident Room. Operation STOVEWOOD will pay all your travel and subsistence , including accommodation for the full period of the secondment.

The post may also require travel within the UK. The costs of this business related travel will be met by the NCA.



Recruitment Process
To express an interest in one of these roles please complete the NCA ‘Expressions of Interest’ form and ‘Pre-Employment Standards’ form and return to the Operation STOVEWOOD email inbox stovewood.oioc@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk.
Candidates are only required to apply if they meet the selection criteria for the role.
Should you be successful at short listing but cannot attend on the date/time allocated to you for an interview date The Recruitment Team cannot guarantee an alternate date, regardless of the reason.

At the interview stage of this process candidates would need to declare, through completion of a conflict of interest form, if they have had past involvement with any historical or current South Yorkshire Police enquiry into CSE related matters or that they or any close family relation or acquaintance have been or are employed by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.  Information provided will be considered as a part of the recruitment process.

Applicants will be required to be vetted to NCA, SC enhanced level. You will be required to undertake psychological assessments at regular intervals due to the nature of the work.

Contact
For more information regarding any of these secondment opportunities, please contact the Stovewood team via email at stovewood.oioc@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk.

DRIVING DIVERSITY FORWARD

The NCA is a “Two Ticks” employer and is committed to inviting people who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria at the shortlist stage to interview / Assessment Centre.


Outside Enquiry Team - Investigation Manager (DI or equivalent)
Role reference number: OET/G3

Role summary

Oversee complex investigations to ensure they are carried out thoroughly in accordance with policy and relevant legislation. To act as the Lead Officer as appropriate.

Manage and monitor compliance in the collection, recording, quality assurance, retention, analysis and dissemination of intelligence and reports in accordance with NCA policy.

To build and manage a team of investigators to deliver the overall objectives of Operation Stovewood in line with MIRSAP.

Manage, coach and develop officers.

Build effective internal and external partner relations and work collaboratively with stakeholders and external partners.

Conduct relevant health and safety procedures and report issues or identified risks in accordance with health and safety legislation and agency policy.




Outside Enquiry Team - Investigation Team Leader (DS or equivalent)
Role reference number: OET/G4

Role summary

Manage / supervise a team of officers, and act as a Lead Officer for Stovewood tasked activity.

Ensure investigations and tactical and strategic developments are carried out thoroughly, professionally and expeditiously in accordance with NCA policy and legislative requirements.

Supervise the development and delivery of strategic tactical intelligence to support operational and organisational objectives (as required).

Provide advice on legislation, policy, tactical options and evidential opportunities to assist in the planning and implementation of investigations and operations.

Supervise case and policy management and the collection, recording, quality assurance, retention, analysis and dissemination of intelligence, evidence and reports in accordance with the NCA policy.

Manage the security and accuracy of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care.

Monitor operational performance and report as required.

Manage / coach and develop officers.

Build effective internal and external partners relations and work collaboratively with stakeholders and external partners.

Oversee Health and Safety within the team and ensure risk assessments are effectively implemented in line with Agency policy and safety legislation.

Promote professional standards and provide advice, support and develop management reports in relation to criminal and misconduct allegations


Outside Enquiry Team - Investigator (DC or equivalent)
Role reference number: OET/G5

Role summary

To deliver the SIO’s strategic objectives by conducting effective and lawful investigations based on criminal justice requirements in line with legislation.

Provide advice on legislation, policy, research and tactical options to assist in the planning and implementation of investigations, operations and prevention initiatives.

Provide tactical and strategic support to the Agency by conducting research, gathering and analysing intelligence and evidence in accordance with legislation and policy.

Develop target profiles, evidential products and identify prevention opportunities.

Conduct initial assessments to evaluate the abilities and needs of victims / witnesses, and decide on the use of intermediaries during the investigation / interview process.

Promote professional standards and provide advice in relation to matters of misconduct that impact on organisational delivery or the Agency’s reputation.

Build good working relationships with both internal and external partners including police forces.

Conduct relevant health and safety procedures and report issues or identified risks in accordance with health and safety legislation and Agency policy.



Victim Engagement Team - Victim Coordinator (DS or equivalent)
Role reference number – VET/G4

Role summary

To assist the Victim Manager with the implementation of a Victim Strategy for Operation Stovewood.

Build effective internal and external partners relations and work collaboratively with stakeholders and external partners.

Manage a team of interviewers (victims / witnesses) in accordance with current legislation and ‘Achieving Best Evidence’ guidelines.

Ensure appropriate onward referrals to child protection, mental health, police and other agencies.

Attend case management conferences with partners and create, maintain and update departmental records, including operational or programme activity spreadsheets, case files and monthly reports.

Ensure thorough risk assessments are in place of the management of victims / witnesses, ensuring adequate control measures are in place and that an appropriate contingency plan is developed, including the management of welfare / duty of care issues.

Provide advice on legislation, policy, tactical options and evidential opportunities to assist the planning of investigations, operation and prevention initiatives.

Manage, coach and develop officers.

Oversee Health and Safety within the team and ensure risk assessments are effectively implemented in line with Agency policy and safety legislation.



Victim Engagement Team - Victim Interviewer (DC or equivalent)
Role reference number – VET/G5

Role summary

Interview victims / witnesses in accordance with current legislation and ‘Achieving Best Evidence’ guidelines.

Ensure the quality and secure handling and dissemination of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care in line with Agency policy.

Complete thorough risk assessments for victims / witnesses, ensuring adequate control measures are in place and that an appropriate contingency plan is developed, including the management of welfare / duty of care issues.

Conduct case management, and create, maintain and update departmental records, including operational or programme activity spreadsheets, case files and monthly reports.

Promote professional standards and provide advice in relation to matters of misconduct that impact on organisational delivery or Agency reputation.

Build good working relationships with both internal and external partners.

Conduct relevant Health and Safety procedures and report issues or identified risks in accordance with health and safety legislation and Agency policy.



Intelligence Team - Intelligence Team Leader (DS or equivalent)
Role reference number: INTEL/G4

Role summary

To assist the Intelligence Manager with the implementation and delivery of an Intelligence Strategy for Operation Stovewood which includes both overt and covert intelligence management.

To manage / supervise a team of Intelligence Officers and Analysts responsible for the development and delivery of strategic and tactical intelligence and analytical products to support Operation Stovewood.

Manage, coach and develop officers.

Monitor compliance in the collection, recording, quality assurance, retention, analysis and dissemination of intelligence and reports in accordance with Agency policy.

Ensure the team effectively manage the security and accuracy of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and a duty of care.

Manage the manipulation of large complex data sets using advanced IT packages to produce reliable and accurate analysis in accordance with national statistics criteria.

Provide advice on legislation, policy, tactical options and evidential opportunities to assist the planning of investigations, operation and prevention initiatives.

Build effective internal and external partners relations and work collaboratively with stakeholders and external partners.

Oversee Health and Safety within the team and ensure risk assessments are effectively implemented in line with Agency policy and safety legislation.



Intelligence Team - Intelligence Officer and Analyst (DC or equivalent)
Role reference number: INTEL/G5

Role summary

Provide tactical and strategic support to the team by conducting research, gathering and analysing intelligence and evidence in accordance with legislation and policy.

Conduct systematic research and analysis of open and closed sources to assist the decision making of the Operation Stovewood team.

Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and a duty of care in line with NCA policy.

Conduct initial assessments to evaluate the abilities and needs.

Build good working relationships with both internal and external partners.

Conduct relevant health and safety procedures and report issues or identified risks in accordance with health and safety legislation and Agency policy.



HOLMES - HOLMES Indexer (DC or equivalent)
Role reference number: HOLMES/G5

Role summary

Support the objectives of an investigation, by processing, researching, interpreting, evaluating, recording and cross-referencing all documentation entering the Major Incident Room (MIR) on to the Home Office Large Major Enquiry System (HOLMES) accurately and in accordance with national guidance, rules, conventions and policies.

Provide advice on legislation, policy, research and tactical options to assist in the planning and implementation of investigations, operations and prevention initiatives.

Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and a duty of care in line with Agency policy.

Build good working relationships with both internal and external partners including police forces.

Conduct relevant health and safety procedures and report issues or identified risks in accordance with health and safety legislation and Agency policy.

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

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.

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

Stovewood team - stovewood.oioc@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk

Sift/interview dates and location

TBC

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