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G5 Investigator, Investigations Directorate


Ashford (Kent), South East : Belfast, Northern Ireland : Birmingham, West Midlands : Bridgend, Wales : Bristol, South West : Chelmsford, Eastern : Chorley, North West : Crawley, South East : Dover, South East : Exeter, South West : Fareham, South East : Gartcosh, Scotland : Kingston-upon-Thames, London, Kingston upon Thames : London : Normanton, Yorkshire and the Humber : Nottingham, East Midlands : Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber : Slough, South East : Stevenage, Eastern : Sunderland, North East : Warrington, North West


About the job

Please read the candidate information pack for more detail.

As an Investigator at the National Crime Agency every day will be different.

This role will involve investigating serious criminality; collecting and developing intelligence and evidence to build and contribute to case file preparations to prosecute offenders.

You will be working closely with other NCA departments and partner agencies to identify threats from criminality and work in a challenging environment to pursue offenders.

Using innovative approaches and ground breaking techniques you will be making decisions which help to disrupt and bring to justice criminals who present the highest threat to the UK.

You may be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE). This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse images and material. You should consider the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

• Experience of conducting arrests; competent and experienced at interviewing suspects (including knowledge of custody time limits/ procedures, extensions and authorisations), use of bad character evidence and bail. Competent and experienced at interviewing witnesses.
• Able to demonstrate experience and knowledge around seizure of exhibits, continuity of evidence, and seize/sift legislation, including experience in disclosure, and scheduling of material, including knowledge of CPIA legislation (and any specific courses in relation to this).
• Experienced and competent in completing case files and in liaison with prosecuting agencies / authorities.

***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:

• PIP1 or an equivalent recognised qualification/accreditation in investigative crime issued by a Government body.

Individuals who do not currently hold PIP1 accreditation are still eligible to apply as long as they hold an equivalent recognised accreditation in investigative crime issued by a Government body. Investigators who join the agency without PIP2 accreditation will be required to achieve this, including passing any exams (National Investigators Exam (NIE) and/or the NCA Specific Powers Exam), within their probationary period.

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV. Please indicate which experience level entry you hold:
• PIP1 / alternative Government accreditation
• PIP2 / alternative Government accreditation

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

Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.


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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only