Investigations is the core crime fighting capability of the NCA. We take an intelligence-led approach and concentrate on tackling the criminals and risks to the public which are beyond the capability or capacity of other law enforcement bodies.

Job description

Operation STOVEWOOD is the largest investigation into non-recent child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE) undertaken by law enforcement.

The NCA is leading on this major independent investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and we are growing the team to ensure that we continue to focus on the needs of the victims and survivors and drive forward our enquiries as quickly as we can.
The complexity of the investigation is unparalleled. Victims and survivors have been exploited or abused by many individuals in locations across the UK over a number of years. The majority of suspects have offended against more than one victim and many have been involved in organised trafficking.
The operation is set up in line with the Major Incident Room
Standard Administrative Procedures (MIRSAP) and uses the HOLMES data system as well as NCA Intelligence databases.


• The successful candidate will support the objectives of the investigation by processing, researching, interpreting, evaluating, recording and cross referencing all documentation entering the MIR.
• The role involves providing advice on legislation, policy, research and tactical options to assist the investigation and building good working relationships with both internal and external partners.

***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***


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

  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

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

  • Ability to assess, interpret, link and summarise complex data.
  • Knowledge of HOLMES managed major and complex investigations. .
  • IT skills and experience of researching a range of databases.
  • Experience of identifying and solving problems.


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).

Apply today!