G5 ICT Officer, Deputy Crypto Custodian HP1423801

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 19 Oct 2017

Reference number



£24,964 with a London Weighting Allowance of £3,226.


Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 hours per week

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 ICT Officer, Deputy Crypto Custodian
Business Area : IT Security, Live Service, NCA Technology Command.
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1423801EK
Open to: Substantive and External Staff on Lateral Transfer or Promotion, Permanent
Location: London
Closing Date: Monday 19th October 2017 at Midday
Generic Role Profile Number: RP25709
Salary: £24,964 with a London Weighting Allowance of £3,226.  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.

Role summary:

The IT Security Team sits within Live Services in Tech Command. This post is responsible for the day to day management of Cryptographic material within the NCA, engagement with custodians in supplier organisations, with IT service consumers in the business and with the Key Production authority in GCHQ. This role also provides the holder with the opportunity to develop skills in relation to IT Security and to participate with the team in the secure management of Live Services.

Candidates are required to provide evidence against ONLY the following Personal Qualities Framework (PQF).

1. Communication
2. Personal Accountability
3. Negotiating & Influencing
4. Change
5. Problem solving

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

1. Demonstrates a capability to work in a structured way
2. Some knowledge of IT security principles
3. Experience of audit and complaince to published standards

Essential at Entry:

Desirable at Entry:


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

  • Behaviour 1: Communication
  • Behaviour 2: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 3: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Behaviour 4: Change
  • Behaviour 5. Problem solving
  • Technical Criteria 1. Demonstrates a capability to work in a structured way
  • Technical Criteria 2. Some knowledge of IT security principles
  • Technical Criteria 3. Experience of audit and complaince to published standards



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


London Weighting Allowance of £3,226.

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 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

Recruitment Officer: Emma Knight - 0117 372 0167

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting is scheduled for w/c: TBC
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: TBC

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 19/10/2017.

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, 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 HP1423801EK

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 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 http://civilservicecommission.independent.go.uk/

If you would like the application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team via email to:- central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.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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