PA to DD's of Commodities and Intelligence Collections- HP1743101HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 11 Dec 2017

Reference number





Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Operational Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 hours per week

Number of posts



Birmingham, West Midlands

About the job

Job description

Job Description

Role Title & Reference Number: PA to DD’s of Commodities and Intelligence Collections- HP1743101HG

Location: Birmingham

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

To support both DD Commodities and DD Intelligence Collection. To provide effective business support, logistics coordination, stock management, project management, policy development, administration and governance to operations, corporate and central services functions and contribute towards the achievement of the National Crime Agency (NCA) strategic objectives.

Working alongside the Staff Officers for DD Intelligence Collection and DD Commodities, the PA ensures that the DDs diaries are effectively and efficiently managed, including any logistical requirements such as travel and hotels.

The PA will also ensure that any correspondence is managed in an efficient, effective and timely manner to the highest standard and in compliance with corporate standards, either by drafting responses or ensuring draft responses are prepared by the relevant business area.

Other responsibilities will include the management and maintenance of electronic and paper filing and bring forward systems and other general activities to ensure the DD office runs effectively and efficiently.

The role requires a capacity to deal with a varied workload and tight deadlines.

Salary: The salary for this position is £24,964.  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 amount.

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?

To Apply

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

Candidates must complete the attached two forms to be considered for this vacancy:

• External Application Form
• Equality & Diversity Form

Please return both documents to mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 11/12/2017.

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, Role Profile 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 HP1743101HG.

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 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 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.


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

  • Behaviour 1: Communication
  • Behaviour 2: Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behaviour 3: Problem Solving
  • Behaviour 4: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 5: Negotiating and Influencing
  • Entry criteria 1: Administration/ secretarial skills
  • Entry criteria 2: A good understanding of information management and the handling of sensitive/confidential information
  • Entry criteria 3: Experience of working to tight timescales, work prioritisation and managing competing job demands



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 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 0083

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting w/c 18th December 2017
Interviews w/c 8th January 2018

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