Senior Operational Standards Coach and Assessor (OSCAU) - Investigations


Belfast, Birmingham, Bridgend, Bristol, Chelmsford, Chorley, Crawley, Dover, Exeter, Fareham, Gartcosh, Gillingham (Kent), London, Normanton, Nottingham, Sheffield, Slough, Stevenage, Sunderland, Warrington

About the job


‘We are a world class Investigation capability, delivered by highly skilled and motivated officers, flexibly responding to intelligence-led, centrally tasked, Agency priorities.’

Job description

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.

***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***


Key Responsibilities

• Support the NCA recruitment process, assessing the aptitude / capability of applicants for the investigation 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 Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP).

• 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, and NCA Legal) to ensure new legislation, standard operational procedures and best practice is introduced to NCA operational commands.


• Full UK Driving Licence.


The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

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

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.

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


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.
  • Current/extensive knowledge of UK legislation affecting the role of an investigator/intelligence officer.
  • Current / proven experience in Serious and Organised Crime investigations.
  • Proven experience in managing risk in an Investigation or Intelligence environment.
  • Experience of dealing with conflict within a team to prevent failure of a task.


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!