G5 Officer, Victim Identification Team, CEOP (2 year Secondment) - HP1606901DB ** Extended by a Week to 21st August 2017

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 21 Aug 2017

Reference number



£24, 964


Executive Officer

Contract type


Length of employment

2 years

Business area

Other - NCA Child Exploitation OnLine Protection

Type of role


Working pattern



37 hours

Number of posts




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 Officer, Victim Identification Team, CEOP (2 year Secondment)
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1606901DB
Open to: Secondment Opportunity
Location: London
Closing Date: Midday on Monday 21st August
Salary: The salary band for this position is £24,964 to £30,626.  Where existing Civil Servants or police officers/staff apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade/rank, pay principles on Civil Service transfers/police secondments will apply.

Additional London Weighting Allowance of £3,226.

Role summary:

A secondment opportunity has arisen in the Victim Identification Team in the CEOP Command.

Candidates will be required to:

• Undertake the examination of IIOC (Indecent Images of Children) in complex child abuse investigations to identify victims and offenders.
• Conduct investigations of IIOC for the purpose of intervening through safeguarding activity.
• Work with law enforcement both Nationally and Internationally to identify victims in images to safeguard them from further risk of sexual exploitation;
• Provide advice regarding tactics to LE, discuss safeguarding strategies.
• Understand risks to children, and recognize the need for contingency planning for safeguarding intervention activity without compromising an investigation;
• Understand and manage the risk of sexual predators;
• Develop offender and victim based proactive investigations;
• Assist NCA operations teams with fast time investigations.

Candidates should note that this role involves frequent 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 –

- Proven experience of the investigation of serious CSE crime
- Good understanding of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting Agency activity, in particular Section 16 and Section 17 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.
- Experienced in effective decision making and risk management.

Training & Professional Qualifications

Essential at Entry:

- PIP 2 or equivalent (evidence of accreditation will be required).
- CPIA Training

Desirable at Entry:

- Some network analysis, computer forensics and technical awareness regarding computers
- Experience of working in a public protection environment


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 & Influencing
  • Technical Criteria 1: Proven experience of the investigation of serious CSE crime
  • Technical Criteria 2: Good understanding of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting Agency activity, in particular Section 16 and Section 17 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.
  • Technical Criteria 3: Experienced in effective decision making and 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.


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.


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 - David Brown on 0117 372 0060

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting is scheduled for w/c 28th August 2017
Interviews are scheduled for w/c 11th September 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 21st August 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 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 HP1606901DB

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.

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 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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