G5 PA to Director, Investigations- HP1735101HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 27 Jul 2017

Reference number





Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 hours per week

Number of posts



Warrington, North West

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 Director Investigations- HP1735101HG
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1735101HG
Business Area & Department: Investigations Directorate, Investigations, I & I Central Team
Location: Warrington
Closing Date: Midday Thursday 27th July 2017

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.  

Role summary:

The Personal Assistant (PA) to to the Director is a critica part of the Director Investigations support team.

Working alongside the Staff Officer the PA ensures that the Director's diary is effectively and efficiently managed, including any logistical requirements such as travel and hotels. The role is dynamic and subject to change so the PA must be able to balance demands in a changing environment.

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. The PA will take minutes of meetings when necessary.

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

The role requires a capacity to deal with a varied workload and tight deadlines. The role will require additional hours and travel away from the office.

Desirable criteria:

Trained in business administration or equivalent
Experience of working as a PA

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 27/07/2017.

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, Pre-employment Standards 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 – Your full name, the Grade & Role Title followed by the Vacancy Reference Number.

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 can not attend on the date/time allocated to yourself for a interview date The Recruitment Team can not guarantee a 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.


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.go.uk/


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

  • Behaviour 1: Communication
  • Behaviour 2: Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behaviour 3: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 4: Negotiating and Influencing
  • Behaviour 5: Change
  • Entry Criteria 1: Information technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office. Including Work, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Entry Criteria 2: Experience of working to tight deadlines, work prioritisation and managing competing demands
  • Entry Criteria 3: Proven experience of administration, customer/service delivery



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 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: Hayley Grey 0117 372 0167

Sift/interview dates and location


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