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London, Warrington

About the job

Please see the candidate information pack for more detail.

We are currently looking to recruit a Prevent Senior Officer at either our NCA London or Warrington office.

The prevent team contribute towards the collection of strategic and tactical intelligence to assist in bringing offenders to justice and to inform the broader cyber-crime landscape. They are tasked with investigations at the national and international level, engaging with NCA, RCCU's and external partners Law Enforcement partners including overseas law enforcement and UK intelligence partners.
This is a role within the NCCU Operations (Investigations). The post holder(s) will lead a team of Prevent Officers and work collaboratively with the Prevent Network and other strategic partners in delivering the strategic objectives of the National Prevent framework.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate would:

•Work in partnership with Regional Prevent who are responsible for identifying pathways into criminality, identifying inventions points and deterring those involved in Cybercrime.
•Line manage responsibilities for NCCU Prevent officers
•Promote and ensure delivery against set and agreed regional Prevent objectives
•Assess intelligence and multi-source information in order to identify and report thematic / criminal pathway trends
•Provide strategic leadership for the national Prevent intelligence collection, target discovery, development and delivery of interventions and positive diversion schemes

The ideal candidate will hold Police powers to meet the operational requirement of this role.

Essential Criteria:

•Good understanding of UK legislation that enables the deployment of pro-active tactics and intelligence gathering techniques in order to exploit evidence gathering opportunities.
•Experience of developing, implementing and monitoring new initiatives and innovations.
•Experience of utilising key intelligence databases.
•Good understanding of the current cyber threat landscape.
•The ideal candidate will hold Police powers to meet the operational requirement of this role.

Please note: Travel may be expected in this role.


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

  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

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

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
  • Good understanding of investigation methods and prevention techniques and opportunities
  • Creative Thinking
  • Understanding of the current cyber landscape threats and its impact on the UK

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only