Staff Officer to Director of Intelligence - HP1660801HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

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Senior Executive Officer

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37 Hour Per Week

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About the job

Job description

Location: London

Closing: Midday Monday 16th April 2018

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

To act as staff officer, managing / supervising and the provision of accurate and timely advice and briefings to the Director of Intelligence, drafting and finalising papers and correspondence as required and follow up progress and actions where necessary. The post holder with work closely with the Director of Intelligence ensuring that he can undertake his role efficiently and effectively. This is a high intensity role which requires considerable personal resilience, the ability to manage and build relationships with senior stakeholders – both internally and externally - and the ability to operate under pressure. You will also, in the course of the role, have access to sensitive material and must be able to demonstrate absolute discretion and integrity, and conduct yourself in a way that protects and preserves our partners confidence in the Director of Intelligence, the Directors General and the Agency.

You will need to understand and be conversant with the NCA’s strategy and work collaboratively with colleagues across the agency at a senior level and with external partners including HMG, UKIC and Law enforcement. Ensure that the NCA business plan and how in impacts on the Intelligence Directorate is followed through and maintain an understanding of the changes and how they impact on the intelligence Directorate and the wider agency.

Salary: The salary for this position is £42,439.  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 at 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.

Behavioural Criteria

1) Communication
2) Strategic Thinking
3) Personal Accountability
4) Problem Solving
5) Negotiating and Influencing

Technical Criteria

1) Good understanding and awareness of criminal law and legislation (UK and International law) affecting agency activity
2) Drafting/report writing and presentation skills (briefings/reports/minutes)
3) Highly motivated and able to work on own initiative with minimal direction

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 16/04/2018.

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 HP1660801HG.

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:-


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

  • Behaviour 1: Communication
  • Behaviour 2: Strategic Thinking
  • Behaviour 3: Personal Accountability
  • Behaviour 4: Problem Solving
  • Behaviour 5: Negotiating and Influencing
  • Technical 1: Good understanding and awareness of criminal law and legislations (UK and International law) affecting agency activity
  • Technical 2: Drafting/ reporting writing and presentation skills (briefing/ reports/ minutes)
  • Technical 3: Highly motivated and able to work on own initiative with minimal direction



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 developed vetting.


Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

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 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

Hayley Grey - 0117 372 0083

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