About the job
Responsibilities• To manage and supervise a team of disclosure officers responsible for ensuring all allocated investigations are fully compliant with the provisions of Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 and subsequent acts and in accordance with disclosure codes of practice.
• To act as principal disclosure officer on very complex and / or sensitive investigations taking responsibility for the examination and certification of disclosure material gathered in relation to an NCA criminal investigation. To ensure accurate comprehensive schedules are agreed with the SIO (Senior Investigations Officer), CPS and prosecution counsel.
• To negotiate agree and implement disclosure strategies with senior managers, SIOs, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and prosecution counsel, allocating resources to ensure compliance with judicial timescales.
• To manage and supervise a team of disclosure officers, who are based within the operational teams responsible for ensuring all allocated investigations are fully compliant with the provisions of Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 and subsequent acts and in accordance with disclosure codes of practice.
Successful candidates will be expected to pass a five day Officer Safety Training course (OST) during their probationary period or during their first six months in the Agency (Civil Service transfers).
***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***
The successful candidate will require DV Enhanced to be obtained within 12 months of entry. If DV Enhanced cannot be obtained the officer will be required to move to a non-DV role.
• Formal Training undertaken in Disclosure
Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.
Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.
Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Making Effective Decisions
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Significant experience in the use of case management systems, including data management and analytical tools.
- Experience of investigative techniques and legislation including the Criminal Procedure & Investigation Act 1996 as amended by The Criminal Justice Act 2003, the Attorney General's Guidelines, the Codes of Practice 2005, Regulation of Investigatory.
- Proven experience of undertaking the disclosure role in criminal, civil or regulatory investigations on complex economic or criminal cases.
- Experience and high level of understanding of complex/protracted criminal justice investigations including service of case file material, exhibits and unused material.
- Experience of leading a team against set objectives to deliver successful outcomes.
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).