Undercover Officer (Foundation), Specialist Operations - HUMINT

Undercover Officer (Foundation), Specialist Operations - HUMINT South East England

National Crime Agency
Full Time South East England 38314 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Details

Reference number

308621

Salary

£38,314
This role attracts a SPOT Rate salary, which reflect the skills and experience of the officer. The starting SPOT Rate is SPOT rate 3 - £38,314. This role also attracts a Special Duties Bonus Payment of £2,400 per annum. The amount and eligibility criteria are reviewed annually.
A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Executive Officer
NCA Grade 5

Contract type

Permanent

Type of role

Intelligence
Policing

Working pattern

Full-time

Number of jobs available

3

Contents

    Location

    About the job

    Benefits

    Things you need to know

    Apply and further information

Location

North West England, South East England, South West England

About the job

Job summary

Specialist Operations within NCA HUMINT includes G4 Advanced Undercover Officers (UCAs) & dual function G4 UCA / Cover Officers who deploy as undercover operatives against a broad spectrum of serious and organised criminality, on authorised tasked activity.

We are now expanding Specialist Operations to include G5 Undercover Officers (Foundation) (UCFs), to undertake deployments in line with Authorised Professional Practice and to augment the NCA’s UCA capability.

UCFs may also deploy on operations utilising covert haulage, maritime and aviation resources.

Job description

Specialist Operations within the NCA includes Undercover Officers (Foundation) who will be deployed in a manner of ways by the agency to collect intelligence and evidence, proactively and reactively in support of NCA objectives and operations in accordance with the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy.

Undercover Officers will:

  • Deploy as a foundation level undercover officer in support of the NCA and domestic and international partners, authorised projects and operations.
  • Through covert deployments enable the NCA, and partners, to maximise collection opportunities that are in line with the organisational intelligence and evidential requirements to support operations into complex serious and organised crime at both a national and international level.
  • Participate in the debrief of deployments to ensure that a full, accurate and timely account is disseminated to operational Officers.
  • Maintain an in depth knowledge of legislation, case law and practices appropriate to covert operations and perform the role of a UCO legally with honesty and integrity.
  • Gather, maintain and record material from deployments to produce quality written and oral presentations of intelligence and evidence to support prosecutions, intelligence pictures or disruption as appropriate.
  • Give evidence at court both in the UK and abroad in line with legislation and NCA policies.
  • Undertake personal responsibility and accountability for the management and maintenance of operational assets and equipment and ensure training and qualifications are in date and available for deployment.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal & external UCO’s in order to foster collaborative working and mentoring.
  • Provide support to colleagues to maintain covert premises, administration and assets to the standard required by the law and relevant covert law enforcement policies and procedures.

Person specification

You will need to demonstrate the below behaviours:

  • Making effective decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working together

You will also need to demonstrate the below technical criteria:

  • Proven relevant experience of UCO working;
  • Operational experience in a covert and overt capacity in serious and organised crime operations.

You will also need to demonstrate the below experience criteria:

  • To have successfully completed a UK Accredited Foundation Undercover Officer course

You will also have one or more of the below qualifications or accreditations:

Desirable:

  • Investigator trained such as Police National Investigator, HMRC Specialist Investigator or SOCA/ NCA Investigator.
  • National Investigators Examination / Specific Powers Examination qualified
  • PIP2 or IPP trained - either Grandfather rights or Initial Operational Training Programmes in either Investigation or Intelligence
  • Knowledge of disclosure /exhibits procedures
  • Any additional recognised undercover role accreditation.
  • Any UK haulage, maritime or aviation accreditation

Benefits

Alongside your salary of £38,314, National Crime Agency contributes £10,345 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • 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.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must submit your application and the Equality & Diversity form to [email protected] by 23:55 on 2nd October September 2023.

Please note depending on the volume of applications a Longlist at sift may be conducted on following criteria:

Proven relevant experience of UCO working

Candidates must pass this criteria for their application to be progressed.

A panel will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit for the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section. Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

Sift results are expected to be released w/c 23rd October 2023. Interviews will take place throughout November 2023 - locations to be confirmed. Please be advised that the type of interview (eg. virtual/face-to-face) may be subject to change and successful candidates will be notified of this prior to attending. However the interview is conducted, the interview criteria will remain as shown in the candidate information pack.

The above sift and interview dates are an indicative timeline. Should you be successful at sift but cannot attend on the interview date(s) listed the recruitment team cannot guarantee an alternative date. Please contact the recruitment team.

You will then be asked to attend an interview in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.

Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

Please ensure that all examples provided in your application are taken directly from your own experience and that you describe the examples in your own words. Any instances of plagiarism, including copying of examples/answers from internet sources, will result in a withdrawal of your application. Further action, including disciplinary action, may be considered in such cases involving internal candidates. Providing false or misleading information would be contrary to the core values of honesty and integrity expected of all Civil Servants.

Multi-Location

Where more than one location is advertised, candidates will be appointed in merit order for each location. You will be asked to state your location preference on your application.

Please be aware that you can be posted to any location that you put in your preferences. If you would only like to be posted to one location, please confirm one location only. If you are posted to a location that you have requested and you do not accept that location, you may not be offered another role.

Please note, only advertised location can be offered. Notes populated in a free text box will not be taken into consideration.

Near Miss

Candidates who are judged to be a near miss at interview may be considered for other positions in the NCA which may be at a lower grade, but have a potential skills match.

Hybrid Working

Here at the NCA we have a hybrid working arrangement in place enabling officers to work a proportion of their role remotely. Eligibility and the degree of home working will vary depending on the requirements of the role. Further details can be discussed at offer stage.

Reasonable Adjustment

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. As part of our application process you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process that you may need. If you have a disability or long-term condition (a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities protected under the Equality Act 2010) and need us to make any adjustments or do anything differently during the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. We have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should contact us by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible before the closing date if you wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments before applying.

Inclusion and Accessibility

The NCA embraces and values diversity in all forms. Being truly reflective of the communities we serve and building a culture where everyone can perform at their best is critical to leading the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime – something which affects us all. We want to recruit and retain the very best and broadest diversity of officers so the NCA welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds.

We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer. As a Disability Confident Leader we are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact [email protected]

VETTING REQUIREMENTS - DV

All security clearances require you to provide evidence of your UK footprint where you have been physically present in the UK.

The requirement for DV is to have been present in the UK for at least 7 of the last 10 years.

Failure to meet the residency requirements will result in your security clearance application being rejected.

If you require DV clearance you will need to provide evidence of the below requirements.

Checks will be made against:

successful completion of the BPSS

UK criminal record and identity checks

credit reference checks

relevant personnel and medical checks (if required)

To be eligible for employment to this role you must be a British national. If you are a dual national and wish to discuss the nationality requirements
further please contact [email protected]

We encourage all candidates to thoroughly review the candidate pack which explains the role further before submitting an application.

If you have any specific queries about the role that are not covered by the candidate pack, please contact: [email protected]

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Medical

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.


Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Security

Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Medical

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

Recruitment team

Undercover Officer (Foundation), Specialist Operations - HUMINT
National Crime Agency

www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk
London, United Kingdom
Stephen Lander
$5 to $25 million (USD)
501 to 1000 Employees
Unknown
National Services & Agencies
2013
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