Officer, Disruption and Safeguarding Team, Operation Stovewood-HP1704102LW

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 11 Dec 2017

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Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

Other - Specialist Investigations, Operation Stovewood

Type of role


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37 Hours Per Week

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The post will be located at Ecclesfield, however, the postholder will work at Barnsley for approximately 18 months before the full team moves to the Ecclesfield premises.

About the job

Job description

Job Description:
Role Title & Reference Number: Officer, Disruption and Safeguarding Team, Operation Stovewood-HP1704102LW
Location: The post will be located at Ecclesfield, however, the post holder will work at Barnsley for approximately 18 months before the full team moves to the Ecclesfield premises.

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

Support disruption and safeguarding action across Operation Stovewood by working with the team and partners to safeguard victims and others in the community, disrupt suspect activity and dismantle CSE networks. Main responsibilities include participating in investigations, gathering information, intelligence and evidence in order to build knowledge; Ensure quality and secure handling and dissemination of intelligence; Provide advice on legislation, policy and tactical options; Build good working relationships internally and externally; Source, complete and action high level disruption and safeguarding risk assessments; Attend safeguarding meetings for children, adults and community risk management; Support Stovewood officers in undertaking complex risk management; Work directly with Stovewood victims who are under 18.

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

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.

Behavioral Criteria

1) Communication
2) Problem Solving
3) Teamwork & Partnership
4) Personal Accountability
5) Negotiating & Influencing

Technical Criteria

1) Good understanding of relevant legislation (for example, Children Act 1989; Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act, 1999; CPIA; RIPA)
2) Experience of multiagency working in child and adult safeguarding
3) Experience of working on investigations disrupting sex offenders and dismantling networks

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

-Serious Child Abuse Investigation Detective Programme (SCAIDP)
-CPIA / RIPA trained
-Understanding HOLMES and MIRSAP


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: Good understanding of relevant legislation (for example, Children Act 1989; Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act, 1999; CPIA; RIPA)
  • Technical competency 2: Experience of multiagency working in child and adult safeguarding
  • Technical competency 3: Experience of working on investigations disrupting sex offenders and dismantling networks



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: Laura Walden 0870 496 8218

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 mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 11/12/2017

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. 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 HP1704102LW.

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.

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