Futures Analysis and Assessment Manager

Location

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Gartcosh, London, Wakefield, Warrington

 

About the job

Summary

The NAC G3 for Futures Analysis and Assessment will be responsible for conducting and directing a team of analysts and researchers in the production of Serious and Organised Crime futures intelligence assessment and analysis. You will be at the forefront of analysis, exploring how the SOC threat will develop in the future and what the implications are for the law enforcement and beyond. Engagement with a range of national and international partners is key across all sectors.

Please note: the successful candidate will be based at their nearest NCA office with the possibility of some homeworking, however will be expected to travel to Birmingham, London and Warrington which could include overnight stays.

 

Job description

The National Assessments Centre (NAC) is responsible for producing all source, assessed reporting that provides the authoritative picture of the UK’s understanding of the threat from serious and organised crime, a key factor in driving the NCA’s activity and protecting the public.

Working closely with the whole NAC the G3 for Futures Analysis and Assessment will be responsible for conducting and directing a team of analysts and researchers in the production of SOC futures intelligence assessment and analysis. You will be at the forefront of analysis, exploring how the SOC threat will develop in the future and what the implications are for the law enforcement and beyond.

This role involves close working with other UK and International Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Policy partners charged with tackling SOC and its impact on the UK.

As serious and organised crime is defined as a ‘national security’ concern, the NAC also works with the UK Intelligence Community and counter-terrorism policing to assess the crossovers between serious crime, terrorism and other national security issues. Additionally, the centre works closely with key international partners to ensure that assessments truly reflect the global nature of the SOC threat.

By joining this team, you will be part of one of the fastest growing and highest profile parts of the NCA, striving to become a centre of excellence for SOC strategic intelligence assessment. As a result the NAC is keen to promote diversity of thought, professional development and learning.
 

Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities:

- Developing the agencies Futures offer for intelligence analysis and assessment, conducting workshops and producing research and assessments
- Setting direction and managing the performance, workload, career development and output of a team of analysts and researchers
- Contributing to NCA strategic intelligence products, including responsible for cross departmental and organisational engagement (including the public, private, third sector and academia)
- Managing the flow of work through the team, developing new commissions and products
- Quality assuring research and analysis
- Contributing to the wider National Intelligence Hub transformation programme
- Member of the NAC senior management team

***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***

Qualifications

The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

Research & Analysis experience and/or qualifications (Including, but not limited to GIAT/NIAT/DIAM or similar)

Futures based training and experience of utilising futures techniques to conduct analysis

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.

Behaviours

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

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

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

  • Experience of delivering and assuring high quality futures products and assessments at pace
  • Experience of managing a diverse and disparate team
  • Excellent knowledge of intelligence processes at all classifications and futures analytical techniques
  • Experience of building and maintaining a network of key subject matter contacts in the UK and internationally

Benefits

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

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).

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