About the job
•To manage NCA Covert Structures/Backstopping capabilities. To advise on operations in order to obtain information, intelligence and/or evidence in support of operations into complex serious and organised crime at both a national and international level. To provide key stakeholder support and guidance in digital and biometric threats to the UK/International Law Enforcement.
•Manage and co-ordinate Covert Structures resources ensuring delivery of an efficient and effective covert capability, supporting activity against serious and organised crime in both a national and international environment in accordance with Agency objectives, HUMINT Business and Development Plans and/or in support of other law enforcement partners.
•Supervise a team of Covert Logistic Officers and support staff with specific considerations to their safety, security, welfare and development.
•Working in collaboration with backstopping colleagues and other business partners to provide innovative solutions facing backstopping in the UK/International.
•Assist in the transition of the UKPPS into a National Unit, by understanding the backstopping complexities of the 10 regional units coming under the control and guidance of the NCA.
•To manage issues relating to the performance and conduct of officers in line with Agency values.
•To coach staff, and provide guidance on development.
•Oversee Health and Safety and ensure risk assessments are effectively implemented in line with Agency policy and safety legislation
You may be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation. This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse material. You should consider the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply.
All officers working on or supporting this type of operational activity will undergo a psychological assessment on taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post.
You will need to successfully complete SC Enhanced clearance before commencing the role and DV clearance within the first 12 months as part of your probation period.
You will also be required to undertake a mandatory pre-employment substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result.
The role can be based in either North Kent or the North West with weekly travel to London.
Essential Criteria - You will be required to provide evidence on the following criteria during the application process:
•Extensive knowledge Physical / Digital Back Stopping.
•In depth knowledge of managing law enforcement investigations and criminal justice procedures including CPIA, PACE and RIPA
You will also be required to provide evidence of the following in the Personal Specification. Please see the Candidate Information pack for further details:
•PIP 2 accredited or Equivalent experience.
• Extensive knowledge Physical / Digital Back Stopping.
• In depth knowledge of managing law enforcement investigations and criminal justice procedures
including CPIA, PACE and RIPA
If you hold PIP2 accreditation/certificates please email it to [email protected] as soon
as possible. Please note – If you have selected that you hold this accreditation but fail to evidence your certification with your application, your application will not be considered. Evidence submitted 24 hours after the closing date of this vacancy will not be considered.
If you do not hold PIP2 Accreditation you will be required to evidence the equivalent experience within your application
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Delivering at Pace
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
- Experience of undercover investigations and/or the management and deployment of Covert Logistic Officers
- Demonstrable evidence of risk management
- Awareness of Operational Digital Vulnerabilities – Specifically focused on the cross overs between digital and physical backstopping and digital security.