G4 Senior Operational Standards Coach and Assessor (OSCAU) Investigation role


Current roles available in Normanton (Calder) and Warrington. Other potential locations include: Belfast, Birmingham, Bridgend, Bristol, Chelmsford, Chorley, Crawley, Dover, Exeter, Fareham, Gartcosh, Gillingham (Kent), Nottingham, Sheffield, Slough, Stevenage & Sunderland.

About the job


The unit’s primary focus is to guide, coach and carry out the independent assessment of trainee investigation and intelligence officers. This provides assurance that those who complete our highly regarded training programme are occupationally competent and capable of leading the fight against serious organised crime.

Job description

Key Responsibilities

• Support the NCA recruitment process, assessing the aptitude / capability of applicants for the intelligence accredited pathways to ensure recruitment of the right people.

• Manage and develop new trainees on the Initial Operational Training Programme (IOTP), professionally assessing trainees knowledge and application of skills to point of their completion of the Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP).

• Drive up operational standards across the NCA commands by reviewing investigation processes, recommending and implementing improvement changes that achieve compliance to policy, standards and legislation as well as building capability across the NCA.

• Working with key stakeholders (College of Policing, Police Forces, Crown Prosecution Service, NCA Commands, NCA Legal) to ensure new legislation, standard operational procedures and best practice is introduced to NCA operational commands.

Please note:

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). Failure to do so would mean you would not be able to continue in the operational Investigator role, we would seek to find you an alternative non-operational role within the agency.

The OST combines cognitive input, armed and unarmed defense theory and practical techniques and as such, requires a level of physical exertion, due to the nature and repetition of the drills. The practical techniques include use of body weapons, movement and positioning, strikes (armed/unarmed) blocks, restraint and control. We will expect officers attending the course to have a standard of physical fitness. Progressive full body warm-ups are conducted each day to minimise risk of injury to the officer. It is expected the officer is capable of a ground descent and ascent, unaided and within a reasonable timeframe. This is important both individually and in team tactics.

Individuals may be exposed to Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSAE)material.

***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***


You will also have the below qualifications or skills:

Essential Criteria:

• PIP2 Investigative Accreditation, or an equivalent Government issued qualification/accreditation.
• Full UK Driving Licence

Desirable Criteria:

• PIP2 Supervisor accreditation
• NVQ Assessor Qualification
• Trained in undertaking reviews


Full UK Driving Licence


• PIP2 Investigative Accreditation, or an equivalent Government issued qualification/accreditation.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • Proven experience of developing others.
  • Extensive knowledge of UK legislation affecting the role of an investigator/intelligence officer.
  • Proven experience in Serious and Organised Crime investigations.
  • Proven experience in managing risk in an Investigation or Intelligence environment.