G2 National Senior Investigations Officer Advisor


Bedford, Chelmsford, Crawley, Dover, Fareham, Gillingham (Kent), Kingston-upon-Thames, London, Slough, Stevenage, Heathrow

About the job


We are looking for a highly experienced Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) with ‘Professionalising Investigation Programme’ (PIP) Investigations skills at PIP3 SIO level College of Policing Accreditation.

To provide support and advice to Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) across UK Police forces and Law Enforcement (LE) agencies and other investigations that fall within agreed criteria. The agreed criteria relates to major/serious crimes, and other complex investigations including Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSEA), Serious Organised Crime (SOC), Organised Crime Groups (OCGs), cross-border and high profile investigations, i.e. those using new and innovative techniques.

Job description

Providing direct investigative support through advice as well as coordinating support from other internal and external specialists and business areas involved in proactive covert intelligence collection.

Major Crime Investigative Support (MCIS) predominantly provides expert assistance to Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) dealing with Major Crime investigations including murder, rape, series and serious sexual offences, abduction, suspicious missing persons and no body murder investigations. We support other investigations depending on the nature of the crime, relevance to the Serious and Organised Crime strategy, its uniqueness and resource availability.

As a senior member of the National Investigative Capabilities (NIC) business area the post holder will contribute to both the strategic development of NIC and the Investigations Command.


Key Responsibilities

• The post holder will have immediate line management, supervisory and welfare responsibilities for staff located around the country.
• The role is outfacing with partners and will be covering an area of the United Kingdom. Ability to deploy to force areas between 2-3 hours is required.
• Travel to sites/meetings/partners in the UK and occasionally international deployments are required including overnight stays as appropriate.

As a leader in the NCA you will also:
• Lead your team or work stream effectively, through being flexible and open in thought and action.
• Communicate with transparency, involving your team members in the agency’s transformation journey.
• Role model the agency’s values and mission.
• Be passionate about diversity and developing people inclusively, strengthening their ability to deliver and enabling them to grow in their roles and careers. You will actively coach and engage people, building their resilience through supporting them in their roles and enabling their wellbeing.
• Be threat led and data-driven in decision making, navigating your team members through ambiguity by making evidence and/or values-based decisions to prioritise strategically.
• You are proactive and ambitious on efficiencies, finding opportunities to remove duplication and standardising and simplifying where possible. Doing so, you will balance financial and people resources to deliver against changing priorities.

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

• ‘Professionalising Investigation Programme’ (PIP) Level 3 Senior Investigating Officer accreditation
• Senior Investigating officers development Programme, this: or other similar investigative courses.

Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leadership

Technical skills

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

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the investigative process, the criminal justice system and current relevant legislation and case law
  • Working knowledge of forensic and pathology issues and an understanding of forensic techniques/service provision
  • Experience of Serious and Organised Crime proactive investigation and proactive covert intelligence collection methods and techniques