G4 Senior Cyber Operations Support Officer – Multiple Locations*

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 22/05/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £39,038 per annum + £3,339 London weighting


The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, and the Threat Leadership Command, which comprises of a number of specific functions including the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), Child Exploitation Online Protection team (CEOP), Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) and the Threat Management Team, is responsible for the national response to Serious and Organised Crime threats. Their role is to work with partners inside the NCA and externally the set the strategic direction and facilitate effective delivery of the response. One of their key objectives is to tackle Serious and Organised Crimes threats by maximising the benefit of new capability across the system, and this has attributed to the growth of the organisation, leading to a number of exciting opportunities in the organisation including the Senior Cyber Operations Support Officer within the NCCU.

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) leads the UK’s fight against cybercrime and uses specialist capabilities and expertise to support law enforcement partners across the UK and coordinate the entire UK response to cybercrime.  Ops Support is responsible for the provision of specialist cyber capability and advice to the Cyber Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) network, NCA branches and the wider Law Enforcement community, as required. It is the primary vehicle for developing and maintaining operational relationships with Team Cyber UK.

As a consequence, the Senior Cyber Operations Support Officer will be seen to provide specialist tactical and technical investigative advice to stakeholders investigating cyber-crime across the UK. Additional duties include;

  • Working with stakeholders across regional, national and international law enforcement to coordinate large-scale operations.
  • Using their skills as an experienced investigator to ensure that evidence is obtained correctly through the required legal framework (EIO, ILORS, RIPA, PACE)
  • Working with internal specialist NCCU teams to leverage capability in support of Team Cyber UK investigations.
  • Building working relationships as appropriate with internal and external stakeholder to support and enhance operational capabilities.

To succeed, you will need to be PIP 2 qualified, and have a good understanding of criminal law and UK legislation affecting Agency activity. In addition, you will have a good understanding of managing investigations utilising Hi Tech or internet-based solutions and proven experience of managing intelligence-led investigations delivering criminal justice outcomes. Experience of leading/supervising experienced investigators and intelligence officers is desirable, as is an understanding of NCCU capabilities and holding police powers, as well as an understanding of cryptocurrencies and experience of investigating the criminal use of the technology.

Please note that to be considered, you will have to undergo SC Enhanced clearance, and also undertake and pass a substance misuse test as part of the pre-employment checks. SC Clearance checks also dictate that you must have been a UK resident for three out of the last five years. Within this role, you may well be exposed to images of Child Sexual Exploitation, so please consider and be aware of the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply. The NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of Neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.

*To be based in London, Warrington, East Midlands, West Midlands or Bristol

For more information on the role please visit https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/nca-it or contact Joe Tyrrell at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9632.

To register your interest, please email your CV, Application Form (No more than 250 words per answer), and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to nca@allenlane.co.uk by 23:59 on 22/06/2020.

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