G4 Protective Operations, Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit - GP1244301HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 27 Mar 2017

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£33,286 (we can match existing Civil Servant pay of same grade)


Higher Executive Officer

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Business area


Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 Hours Per Week

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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.

Role summary:

The Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) is part of the NCA Vulnerabilities Command. One of the functions of the MSHTU is to oversee and manage the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which is a process through which the status of potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking is established by officers who are trained to perform the role of “Competent Authority” for the NRM i.e. acting as the NRM decision maker.

An opportunity has arisen to join the MSHTU as a G4 line manager within the NRM team based in Birmingham. This role involves managing a team of Support Officers and Case Officers who are responsible for delivering the NRM function in the UK and conducting the “Competent Authority” role for potential victims who are referred into the NRM. A key aspect of this role is to conduct quality assurance of all NRM decisions made by Case Officers within the team.

The post holder will be required to provide advice and guidance to partners regarding the NRM as well as ensuring that a diverse range of requests for information or data sharing are handled through the appropriate NCA gateways. The role involves engagement with a wide range of partner agencies who are involved in the identification of and support to potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Regular engagement with law enforcement partners is required to enable crimes of modern slavery to be recorded and investigated. The post holder will work in conjunction with the Home Office and other key stakeholders involved in the national delivery of the NRM and attend working groups and meetings as required.

All officers working within the NRM must undergo a psychological assessment before taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post.

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 27/03/2017

To ensure that your application / emails regarding this vacancy are actioned please ensure that the title of the email contains the following information – Your full name, the Grade & Role Title followed by the Vacancy Reference Number (GP1244301HG)

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


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

  • Communication (Behavioural competency)
  • Teamwork and Partnership (Behavioural competency)
  • People Management (Behavioural competency)
  • Negotiating and Influencing (Behavioural competency)
  • Change (Behavioural competency)
  • Good understanding of information management (Technical competency)
  • Organisational skills (Technical competency)
  • Report Writing Skills (Technical competency)



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.


This vacancy is open to all Civil Service employees and employees of accredited non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) who were appointed on merit following a fair and open competition; or were appointed to a permanent post through an exception in the Civil Service Commissioners' rules.
Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Priority will be given to civil servants who are surplus.

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

Hayley Grey - 0117 372 0166

Sift/interview dates and location


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