G5 Officer, Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Unit x3 - HP1728401HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 8 May 2017

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£24,964 (Can match existing Civil Service salaries)


Executive Officer

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Business area


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Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 Hours Per Week

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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: G5 Officer, Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Unit x3
- Business Area & Department: Vulnerabilities Command, Protective Operations, Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit
- Vacancy Reference Number: HP1728401HG
- Open to: Substantive NCA Officers, wider Civil Servants on Lateral Transfer or Promotion, and External Candidates.
- Location: Birmingham
- Closing Date: Midday Monday 8th May 2017
- Contract: Permanent, Full Time
- Salary: £24,964 (Where existing Civil Servants apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade, pay principles on Civil Service transfers will apply).

The Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) is part of the NCA Vulnerabilities Command. One of the functions of the MSHTU is to oversee and manage the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which is a process through which the status of potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking is established by officers who are trained to perform the role of “Competent Authority” for the NRM i.e. acting as the NRM decision maker.

An opportunity has arisen to join the MSHTU as a G5 NRM Case Officer within the NRM team based in Birmingham. The NRM is a victim centred process and the NRM Case Officer role is focused on information gathering and decision making processes in order to conduct the role of “Competent Authority”.

The role involves engagement with a wide range of partner agencies who are involved in the identification of and support to potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, including, law enforcement, the Home Office, local authorities and non-governmental organisations.

The NRM Case Officer will proactively gather information from partner agencies regarding the experiences of the potential victim in order to assess whether an individual meets the criteria as a victim of modern slavery. The post holder will also be required to provide advice and guidance to partners regarding the NRM.

The role requires good communication and negotiation skills, report writing skills and the ability to assimilate information from different sources in order to make an informed decision.

All officers working within the NRM must undergo a psychological assessment before taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post.

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 08/05/2017

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 and Personal Qualities Framework (PQF) should be attached to the advert. 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 following information: Your name, G5 Officer, Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Unit x3
Business Area & Department: Vulnerabilities Command, Protective, HP172840HG.

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 a 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.


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

  • Behavioural Competency 1 - Communication
  • Behavioural Competency 2 - Teamwork and Partnership
  • Behavioural Competency 3 - Problem Solving
  • Behavioural Competency 4 - Personal Accountability
  • Behavioural Competency 5 - Negotiating and influencing
  • Technical Competency 1 - Report writing/drafting skills
  • Technical Competency 2- Experience of analysing information from a wide range of sources
  • Technical Competency 3 - 3. Proven experience of working to tight deadlines within a dynamic 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 developed vetting.

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

Hayley Grey - 0117 372 0166

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