Deputy Directors - Intelligence, Investigations and Threat Leadership

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

Reference number



Circa £90,000


SCS Pay Band 1

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Operational Delivery
Risk Management
Senior leadership

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts



Bristol, London, Warrington or Birmingham, with regular travel to London.

About the job

Job description

see the candidate information pack for more detail.

The National Crime Agency sits at the heart of law enforcement response to protect the public against serious and organised crime. We are looking for exceptional leaders to fill a number of vacancies across our Senior Leadership Team. We have vacancies at Deputy Director level including Capability Engineering, National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), HR Chief Operating Officer, and Investigations, Intelligence and Threat Leadership. We have a variety of roles and would encourage you to carefully select and apply for the role which you believe you would be best suited for. You will only be assessed against the role you apply for.

This advertisement is for Deputy Director Intelligence, Investigations and Threat Leadership.

Deputy Director Investigations leads proactive serious and organised crime investigations in the UK and abroad. In these roles you will have the following responsibilities:
Operational accountability for proactive/reactive NCA serious and organised crime investigations both in the UK and overseas.
Perform the role of Gold Commander for NCA major/complex investigations.
Overall accountability for a number of departments and investigations including the NCA Specialist Operations Unit and firearms operations, NCA Anti-Kidnap and Extortion Unit, and Border investigations.

Deputy Director Intelligence has the following responsibilities:

Overall accountability for ensuring intelligence products are driving the response to the threat.
Provide advice to the Director, DDG and DG on matters relating to tactical and strategic intelligence. Represent the National Crime Agency in meetings and across UK Government providing authoritative insight on intelligence matters.
Chair a number of on-going Gold groups and multi-agency meetings which manage the response to critical incidents and specific operational matters.

Deputy Director Threat Leadership

Overall responsibility for the leadership and direction to the Threat Leadership Command within the Agency and across Law Enforcement partners.
Provide advice to the Director to inform the strategic overview and delivery of comprehensive 4P strategies for all SOC threats.
Ensure a coordinated response to the threats across all law enforcement, public service and third sector partners; building relationships and tackling complex issues together.

To be successful, we expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong communication skills, senior leadership experience in a comlex and political environment, and extensive experience of HMG, intelligence communities or law enforcement senior partnership.

For the Deputy Director Investigations role only, you must additionally demonstrate senior operational law enforcement experience including leading on serious major investigations, and Gold Commander training and experience. You must hold PIP 3 or PIP 4 level accreditation.

Please note you will be expected to acquire and retain Developed Vetting security clearance.

If you want to make a difference, apply today.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:

• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of
staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

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

Candidates must complete the attached Equality & Diversity Form to be considered for this vacancy, ensuring the mandatory fields are completed. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please complete the form and attach it to your application.

Please note that applications for this role are online only and we cannot accept applications by email. To apply please click on the green ‘Apply now’ button at the top or bottom of this advert.

Once submitted your application will be acknowledged by the Government Recruitment Service.

A panel, will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section. Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

You will then be asked to attend an interview in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.

Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.


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

We encourage all candidates to thoroughly review the candidate pack which explains the role further before submitting an application.
If you have any specific queries about the role that is not covered by the candidate pack, please contact:

Sift/interview dates and location

Sift results will be released w/c 14th January 2019

Interviews will be w/c 4th February 2019 at National Crime Agency, 1-6 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London, SE11 5EF.

Should you be successful at sift but cannot attend on the interview date(s) listed the recruitment team cannot guarantee an alternative date. Please contact the recruitment team.

Interviews will primarily take place at NCA sites in London but may be subject to change. Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.

Further information

Please take a moment to read the NCA Processing/Privacy Notice.

Reasonable Adjustments

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments in order to support disabled job applicants and ensure that you are not disadvantaged in the recruitment and assessment process. Reasonable adjustments could include; allowing extra time during selection tests; ensuring that information is provided in an accessible format or; by providing training.

If you feel that you may need a reasonable adjustment to be made, or you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact us in the first instance.

If you wish to receive a hard copy of the information, or in an alternative format e.g. Audio, Braille or large font then please contact:

If you cannot apply online, please post your application to:
National Crime Agency Strand, Government Recruitment Service, LG/73, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ.

Please quote the vacancy reference number on the envelope.

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.

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