Senior Leadership Opportunities

Deputy Director (x6 roles)


London, Warrington or Birmingham.


circa £90,000


SCS Pay Band 1

Contract type


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


About the job

Job description

Organised crime is one of the greatest threats to our nation’s security. Our mission at the National Crime Agency is to tackle serious and organised crime. We have a national and international reach and the mandate to work in partnership with others to bring the full weight of the law to bear.

We are seeking six exceptional Deputy Directors to join our agency, leading on areas of critical operational importance. We are looking for inspiring individuals who have the ability to drive transformational change alongside the skills and experience to lead nationally on the agency’s complex and diverse operational priorities – tackling serious and organised crime across our priority threat areas.

To be successful, you will be a versatile and adaptable leader with a track record of delivering corporately in a complex and fast moving operational environment. You will be naturally collaborative - able to develop strong and productive relationships with colleagues across the law enforcement and intelligence community. You will have a comprehensive understanding of national and international law enforcement, and be strongly committed to serving the public through the NCA’s values of flexibility, integrity, respect and transparency.

If you are passionate about protecting the public, and relish the challenge of providing strategic leadership for a global law enforcement organisation.

The NCA leads and coordinates the UK’s response to serious and organised crime, and directs resources to tackle it in the most effective and efficient way.

We focus our efforts on three priorities:

  • building the best possible intelligence picture of all serious and organised crime threats
  • using that knowledge to relentlessly pursue those who operate at the high end of high risk
  • developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners.

For further information about the role and for details on how to apply please see the attached pdf Candidate Information Pack (376 KB).



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting.

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

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code 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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact points for applicants
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Sift/interview dates and location

Advert Closing Date: 09:00hrs Monday 4th September 2017

Short List Meeting: w/c 11th September 2017

Assessments: w/c 18th September 2017

Interviews: w/c 25th September 2017

The final interview will be held at National Crime Agency, 1-6 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London, SE11 5EF.



pdf Candidate Information Pack (376 KB)

 document Diversity Monitoring form (22 KB)

Candidate Supporting Information Form 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form

 pdf NCA Leadership structure (62 KB) organogram (effective Oct 2017)



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