G4 Senior Officer - Specialist Investigations x2 - HP1624401DB

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 30 May 2017

Reference number



£33,286 (we will match existing Civil Servants up-to £38,283)


Higher Executive Officer
NCA Grade 4

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support

Working pattern



37 Hous Per Week

Number of posts



Belfast, Northern Ireland

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: G4 Senior Officer - Specialist Investigations x2
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1624401DB
Open to: Substantive Staff on Lateral Transfer or Promotion or External Applicants
Location: Belfast
Closing Date: Midday on Tuesday 30th May 2017
Salary: The salary band for this position is £32,956 to £38, 283.  Where existing Civil Servants apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade, pay principles on Civil Service transfers will apply.

Role summary:

This is a sensitive indoctrinated, high end, challenging and unique investigation which demands the very highest levels of investigative knowledge, skills and experience.

We are looking for two officers who are able to use their knowledge and expertise to investigate this complex and highly politically sensitive investigations, which is set up in line with the Major Incident Room Standardised Administrative Procedures (MIRSAP) and uses the HOLMES data system.

The post holders will supervise a team responsible for developing the investigation and driving it forward.

They will be required to demonstrated extensive experience of investigating major, complex, serious crime and understanding of the national legislative frameworks in place.

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

- Teamwork and Partnership
-People Management
- Negotiating and Influencing
- Communication
- Problem Solving

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 managing a team of investigators on major crime investigations.
- 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' .
- Experienced in effective decision making and risk.


Training & Professional Qualifications
Essential at Entry:

- PIP 2 or relevant investigation experience at the appropriate level (evidence of accreditation will be required to support your application)
- Understanding of HOLMES and working within the Major Incident Room Standard Administrative Procedures (MIRSAP)

Desirable at Entry:

- RIPA trained
- CPIA trained


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

  • Behavioural 1: Teamwork & Partnership
  • Behavioural 2: People Management
  • Behavioural 3: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Behavioural 4: Communication
  • Behavioural 5: Problem Solving
  • Entry 1: Proven experience of managing a team of investigators on major crime investigations.
  • Entry 2: 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' .
  • Entry 3: Experienced in effective decision making and risk.



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: - David Brown - 0117 372 0060

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting Date: w/c 5th June 2017

Interview Date: w/c 19th June 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 Tuesday 30th May 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 - G4 Senior Officer Specialist Investigations x2 – HP1624401DB

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.

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/

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