G5 PA to the Director General – 14 Month Fixed Term Contract – GP1322801DB

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 27 Mar 2017

Reference number

1533743

Salary

Circa £30,000

Grade

Executive Officer

Contract type

Fixed Term

Length of employment

14 Months

Business area

Other

Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Information Technology
Secretarial

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time

Hours

37

Number of posts

1

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 PA to the Director General – 14 Month Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Reference Number: GP1322801DB
Open to: 14 Month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment, on Lateral Transfer or Promotion
Location: London
Closing Date: Midday on Monday 27th March 2017
Generic Role Profile Number: RP25000
Salary: Circa £30,000 - We have flexibility to match salaries of existing civil servants between £24,964 to £36,821.

Additional London Weighting Allowance of £3,226

Role summary:

The Personal Assistant (PA) to the Director General is an integral part of the DG’s support team and NCA Private Office.

Working alongside the DG’s Staff Officer and Assistant Staff Officer, the PA ensures that the Director General diary is effectively and efficiently managed, including any logistical requirements such as travel and hotels.

The PA will also ensure that any correspondence received by the DG 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 on behalf of the DG or otherwise actioned appropriately.

The PA also engages proactively across the wider Private Office and agency to ensure appropriate briefings are available in a timely manner for the DG’s engagements.

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

There will be an additional requirement to support the wider Command Team and Deputy Director Corporate Strategy, to effectively and efficiently manage commitments they may attend on behalf of the DG, engaging proactively with peers to identify and implement improvements, consider opportunity for best working practice and best use of time and minimal disruption.

The post-holder will be required to work flexibly and to provide cover for both the Staff Officer and Assistant Staff Officer when they are not in the office.

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

This may on occasion require additional hours and travel away from the office and presents an excellent opportunity play a key part in the development of the NCA and to gain experience of, and an insight into, key strategic law enforcement issues.

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
- Personal Accountability
- Negotiating and Influencing
- Change

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

Entry Criteria 1 - Information technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, including word, excel and powerpoint
Entry Criteria 2 - Experience of working to tight deadlines, work prioritisation and managing competing job demands.
Entry Criteria 3 - Proven experience of administration, customer/service delivery

Competencies

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

  • Behaviour 1: Communication
  • Behaviour 2: Teamwork & partnership
  • Behaviour 3: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 4: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Behaviour 5: Change
  • Entry Criteria 1 - Information technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, including word, excel and powerpoint
  • Entry Criteria 2 - Experience of working to tight deadlines, work prioritisation and managing competing job demands.
  • Entry Criteria 3 - Proven experience of administration, customer/service delivery

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.

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 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

David Brown – 0117 372 0060

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting is scheduled for week commencing 3rd April 2017

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 17th April 2017

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 27th March 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, Equality & Diversity 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 following information listed above – G5 PA – 14 Month Fixed Term Contract – GP1322801DB

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.

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.go.uk/

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