Crime Investigation Support Officer, Major Crime Investigations (secondment)- HP1498001HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Reference number



Existing Detective Sergeant pay band


Higher Executive Officer
Detective Sergeant

Contract type


Length of employment

2 Years

Business area

Other - NCA Investigations, National Investigative Capabilities, Major Crime Investigative Support

Type of role


Working pattern



37 Hours Per Week

Number of posts




About the job

Job description

Role Title & Reference Number: Crime Investigation Support Officer, Major Crime Investigations (Secondment)- HP1498001HG

Location: Home Worker - Scotland

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

To provide investigative support to Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) and managers in the investigation of major, serious and complex crime that falls within the remit of Major Crime Investigative Support (MCIS). Core business includes murder, rape, serious and series sexual offences, kidnap, abduction, suspicious missing persons and other high profile incidents. The Crime Investigation Support Officers works to the National SIO Adviser and will work as part of a team providing direct investigative support and identifying and coordinating relevant specialists and experts.

Salary: Existing Detective Sergeant pay band.

This role is open to existing detective sergeants only

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?

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 mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 22/01/2018.

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, Role Profile and Personal Qualities Framework (PQF) should be attached. If they are not or you cannot download them please email 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 HP1498001HG.

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 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

If you would like the application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team via email to:-

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.


Essential Qualifications/Skills:

- Completion of Advanced Investigators or Supervisory Investigators Course.

Must be experienced in investigations of major crime, serious and/or of a complex nature including:

- Knowledge, understanding and awareness of obtaining/conducting search warrants utilising various legislation at Sheriff and High Courts.

- Has knowledge, understanding and awareness of conducting detentions, arrests, competent and experienced at interviewing witnesses and suspects, including knowledge of custody time limits/procedures; extensions; bail.

- Demonstrate knowledge and awareness with regards to seizure of productions, continuity of evidence and seize/sift legislation including experience in managing Crime Scenes, provision of Forensic services, disclosure, scheduling of material, including knowledge of disclosure legislation.

- Knowledge of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2017 and how this affects future investigations for SIO’s and OIC’s.

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

- Good level of presentation skills and ability to use IT office information systems.

- Experience in the supervision and coordination of staff.

- Ability to work independently, with little/minimal supervision and across different legal systems.


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

  • Behavioural 1 - Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behavioural 2 - Negotiating and Influencing
  • Behavioural 3 - Problem Solving
  • Behavioural 4 - Communication
  • Behavioural 5 - People Management
  • Entry/Technical 1 - Practical knowledge and experience of the application of major lines of enquiry including forensic science, pathology, witness/suspect management, passive/comms data, H2H, use of experts and a detailed knowledge of current legislation, procedures and approved professional practice
  • Entry/Technical 2 - Have previous experience and knowledge of major enquiry procedures including experience of working on HOLMES managed investigations.
  • Entry/Technical 2 - Experience in the management and supervision of teams/staff in major crime.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
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.

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

Hayley Grey (Recruitment Officer) - 0117 372 0083

Sift/interview dates and location


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