Senior Manager- Human Resources Business Partner x 3 - HP1454301DB

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 13 Dec 2017

Reference number





Grade 7
NCA Grade 2

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Human Resources

Working pattern



37 Hour Per Week

Number of posts



Birchwood, North West : Birmingham, West Midlands : Bristol, South West : London : Wakefield, Yorkshire and the Humber

About the job

Job description

Job Description
Role Title & Reference Number: Senior Manager- Human Resources Business Partner x 3 - HP1454301DB
Location: Wakefield, London, Birchwood, Bristol, Birmingham. Regular travel needed to London.

The role involves partnering the National Crime Agency Operational or Corporate Centre Commands, working with customers to establish and support the strategic people agenda. In addition working on various projects, programmes and strategies in a period of unprecedented change in a fast moving agency leading the fight against organised crime.

Candidates must have the experience and ability to be flexible, adaptable, and proactive in partnering Directors and their teams from a wide variety of backgrounds in policing, other crime prevention agencies and from the wider Civil Service.

The post holder can be based nationally in one of a number of our locations - London, Bristol, Birmingham, Warrington or Leeds area . Regular travel is required into London and other sites. Possible but rare overseas visits.

While generic business partnering experience is an advantage for the role we are also looking for people with additional experience in one or more of the following areas: Project Management, Talent, Workforce Planning/Resourcing and Organisation Design and Development.

 The key objectives of the role include;

•Contribution and implementation of HR strategy
•Working with senior Directors as part of Senior Management Teams to develop and implement HR and business strategy enabling effective management of change and transition.
•Advise on the people implications arising from significant change initiatives and provide technical HR/employment oversight
•Working collaboratively with Senior Directors and their teams to develop effective strategies in terms of delivery and approach that supports the cultural change agenda
•Ensure effective workforce planning that aligns to budget allocations, and meets capacity and capability requirements, and deploys appropriate attraction, talent and development strategies.
•Providing professional expertise to ensure the development of a Talent and Succession strategy which grows a talent pipeline
•Develop and grow Leadership capability and effectiveness through coaching, challenging and mentoring senior Directors on business and people issues to drive improved leadership and engagement.
•Tactical use and analysis of people data and customer insight to inform and drive strategic changes,
•Providing oversight for all people related matters and working with HR Policy, Development and services’ teams to ensure a consistent and high quality HR service.
•Influencing Senior Leaders to drive forward engagement of our workforce and to enable cultural change to provide a better justice system to UK citizens.
•operating additional HR projects for surge business change requirements or holistic development areas complimenting the other HR expert teams.

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;
Complete and submit an application form which includes evidence against the two behaviors outlined below with a copy of your CV which evidences the following technical criteria outlined below, this must be copied and pasted into the application. Please do not submit a separate CV.
Complete the equality and diversity form

Technical Criteria

Awareness of project and programme management techniques
Client stakeholder management
Using a mix of communication methods and strategies to promote dialogue and shared understanding across wide and diverse audiences


Problem Solving
Strategic Thinking

Please refer to the personal qualities framework for information relating to these behaviours.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

Organisation design and development experience
CIPD Qualified

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

Experience of workforce planning methodologies and techniques
Experience in talent management strategies and systems

Please carefully read all the information on this advert and the attached documents.

Please return all documents to no later than 12.00hrs Midday on Wednesday 13th December 2017

Additional Information

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 - G2 Human Resources Business Partner x 3 - HP1454301DB

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.
Please note if you are invited to attend an interview you’ll be measured against the above behaviours and technical criteria and we will assess the communication behaviour throughout the interview.

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.


You will need to successfully complete our security clearance process before commencing employment with the National Crime Agency

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.


CIPD Qualified
Organisation design and development experience


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

  • Behavioural 1: Problem Solving
  • Behavioural 2: Strategic Thinking



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.

Grade entry qualifications

CIPD Qualified
Experience of Workforce Planning Methodologies and Techniques
Experience in Talent Management Strategies and Systems

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

David Brown: 0870 496 8239

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting: 19th December 2017
Interviews: 11th January 2018

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