Disclosure Officer X5, Op. Stovewood-HP1722902LW

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 26 Feb 2018

Reference number



£24,964 - £30,626


Executive Officer
Grade 5

Contract type


Business area

Other - Specialist Investigations, Operation Stovewood

Type of role


Working pattern



37 Hours Per Week

Number of posts



Please note that: The posts are based in Sheffield but we welcome applications from candidates from various locations. The roles will be working from Sheffield on a day to day basis; however officers may be posted to London, Warrington, Birmingham, Leicester or Bristol (whichever is closest to their home address). Expenses are initially payable up to 23 months in accordance with NCA policies for travel, accommodation and subsistence. Officers will be expected to take the most cost effective mode of transport to work. Alternatively consideration of a relocation package may be offered to candidates willing to relocate to Sheffield on a permanent basis.

About the job

Job description

Job Description:

Role Title & Reference Number: Disclosure Officer X5, Operation Stovewood-HP1722902LW

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

The NCA is leading a major independent investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and we are growing our team to ensure that we continue to focus on the needs of victims and survivors and drive forward our enquiries as quickly as we can.
Operation STOVEWOOD is without doubt 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.

Main responsibilities include:

Recording, retention, reviewing of all material during the investigation using HOLMES. Application of the tests for 'relevance and sensitivity' to all material as outlined in the Prosecution Team Disclosure Manual and the CPIA Codes of Practice to ensure compliance and consistency. Provide disclosure related advice and guidance to the SIO and case team in relation to third party material, evidence, continuity and material that may undermine the prosecution case or assist the defence. Production of accurate and comprehensive disclosure schedules as agreed with CPS. Give evidence in court in relation to disclosure matters.

Salary: The salary for this position is £ 24,964- £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 band.

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 UK’s 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?

Application Process

As part of the application process candidates are required to provide evidence against the following Criteria as well as any essential/desirable qualifications & skills.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

-Disclosure Officer trained OR willingness to be Disclosure Officer trained.

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

-Understanding of HOLMES and working within the Major Incident Room Standard Administrative Procedure (MIRSAP)
-Experience of working within a public protection environment
-PIP2 or equivalent


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

  • Behavioural competency 1: Communication
  • Behavioural competency 2: Problem Solving
  • Behavioural competency 3: Teamwork & Partnership
  • Behavioural competency 4: Personal Accountability
  • Behavioural competency 5: Negotiating & Influencing
  • Technical competency 1: Understanding of crown court procedures as it relates to investigations and prosecutions.

  • Technical competency 2: Highly motivated with the ability to work unsupervised within the disclosure environment to tight deadlines and with a very high level of accuracy.

  • Technical competency 3: Strong inter-personal skills including the ability and experience to engage and work with the Crown Prosecution service, SIO and prosecuting counsels within the criminal justice environment.



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 queries: Hayley Grey 0117 372 0083
Business SPOC Hilary Clarkson 07919 301 856

Sift/interview dates and location


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 central.recruitment@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 26/02/2018

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 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 HP1722902LW.

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 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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