Officer, Investigations, Operation Stovewood-HP1637303LW (Multiple posts available)

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

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Executive Officer

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The post will be based in Ecclesfield, however candidates will for a temporary period of approximately 18 months be based and working on a day to day basis in the Stovewood Major Incident Room, Sheffield

About the job

Job description

Job Description:
Role Title & Reference Number: Officer, Investigations, Operation Stovewood-HP1637303LW (Multiple posts available)
Location: The post will be based in Ecclesfield, however candidates will for a temporary period of approximately 18 months be based and working on a day to day basis in the Stovewood Major Incident Room, Sheffield

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

Operation STOVEWOOD is the largest ever investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) undertaken by law enforcement. The complexity of the investigation is also unparalleled. Victims and survivors have been exploited or abused by many individuals, in locations across the UK over a number of years. The majority of suspects have offended against more than one victim and many have been involved in organised trafficking. 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.

Main responsibilities include:

Participate in operations and investigations to build knowledge to support the objectives of the investigation; Provide advice on legislation, policy, research and tactical options to assist in the planning and implementation of investigations, operations and prevention initiatives; Conduct initial assessments to evaluate the abilities and needs of victims/witnesses; Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of intelligence; Carry out effective case management responsibilities, and create, maintain and update records as required; Promote professional standards; Build good working relationships with both internal and external partners; Comply with health and safety legislation including highlighting and reporting risks and issues as identified.

Salary: The salary for this position is 30,626. 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.

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 UKs 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?


-PIP2 (or equivalent)
-CPIA Trained.


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. Good understanding of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting Agency activity, in particular the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 including the codes of practice C and Section 16 and Section 17 of the Youth Justice & Criminal Evidence Act 1999.
  • Technical criteria 2. Proven experience of investigating major crime.
  • Technical criteria 3. Risk management.



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.

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 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

For recruitment process queries - Laura Walden 0870 496 8218

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 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 22/01/2018

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 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 HP1637303LW.

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.

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