G5 Child Protection Advisor x3 - CEOP - HP1607401SS

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 6 Nov 2017

Reference number

1558600

Salary

£24,964 - £32,238

Grade

Executive Officer
Grade 5

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

Other - NCA Child Exploitation OnLine Protection

Type of role

Operational Delivery

Working pattern

Full-time

Hours

37 Hours

Number of posts

3

Location

London

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: G5 Child Protection Advisor x3 - CEOP
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1607401SS
Open to: Substantive and External Staff on Lateral Transfer or Promotion, Permanent
Location: London
Closing Date: Midday on Monday 6th November 2017
Salary: The salary band for this position is £24,964 to £32,238.  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 £3,226

Role summary:

CEOP is a high profile part of the National Crime Agency, leading the fight to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse, with a particular emphasis on online child sexual exploitation and those serious cases which require specialist capabilities. CEOP has a multi-disciplinary workforce comprised of professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, all focused on protecting vulnerable children from serious harm and bringing perpetrators to justice.

Our Child Protection Team is made up of qualified social workers who provide high quality child protection and safeguarding advice to members of the investigations teams and directly to children and young people who contact us with concerns about behaviour they have experienced online.

As one of our Child Protection Advisers, you will:

Provide clear and high quality child protection advice and support to referrals, intelligence and investigation teams within CEOP and across the NCA; to help identify and safeguard children who are at risk of harm or are experiencing abuse online.

Work closely with our investigators advising them on safeguarding matters, as well as providing advice directly to children, parents and carers who report abuse to us through the CEOP Safety Centre.

This post is based in our London office (SW1 moving to SE11 in late 2017).

Applicants must be qualified Social Workers, with relevant experience in dealing with cases involving child sexual abuse.

Candidates should note that this role involves exposure to child abuse images and material. All officers working in CEOP must undergo a psychological wellbeing assessment before taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post.

Candidates are required to provide evidence against ONLY the following Personal Qualities Framework (PQF). The level required is listed on the Role Profile and below

- Communication
- Teamwork and Partnership
- Problem Solving
- Personal Accountability
- Negotiating and Influencing

Candidates are required to provide evidence against ONLY the following Entry Criteria taken from the Role Profile and the Government Communication Professional Competency Framework –

- Knowledge of all relevant statutory duties and responsibilities relating to children and families including relevant legislation and guidance
- Understanding of joint working between police and social workers in child abuse investigation
- Understanding of the impact of new technologies in creating opportunities for offenders and the consequent risks to children

Qualifications

Training & Professional Qualifications

Essential at Entry:

- Social work degree or equivalent qualification and registration with General Social Care Council (GSSC)
- Experience of undertaking child protection investigations

Desirable at Entry:

- Experience of working on issues relating to sexual abuse and exploitation and/or an understanding of the challenges created by the online environment

Competencies

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

  • Behaviour 1: Communication
  • Behaviour 2: Teamwork & Partnership
  • Behaviour 3: Problem Solving
  • Behaviour 4: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 5: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Technical Criteria 1: Knowledge of all relevant statutory duties and responsibilities relating to children and families including relevant legislation and guidance
  • Technical Criteria 2: Understanding of joint working between police and social workers in child abuse investigation
  • Technical Criteria 3: Understanding of the impact of new technologies in creating opportunities for offenders and the consequent risks to children

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
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.

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 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

For recruitment process queries - Emma Knight - 0117 372 0000

Sift/interview dates and location

To be Confirmed

Further information

To apply:

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

Candidates must fully 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 6th November 2017

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.

The Application Form, Guidance Notes, Equality & Diversity Form 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 vacancy reference number - G5 Child Protection Advisor x3 - CEOP – HP1607401SS

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 alternate date, regardless of the reason.

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 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.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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