We are looking for a Branch Commander to lead a multi-function Investigations team, quality assure, develop and deliver strategic and tactical intelligence to Agency operations, investigations and prevention initiatives. You will also be required to provide advice on legislation, policy, tactical options and evidential opportunities, to manage risk (e.g. of harm to vulnerable persons) and to oversee and take overall responsibility for operations within your teams that are targeting the highest risk of highest harm offenders.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and use of relevant legislation affecting agency activity. Candidates will also have proven experience of Investigations, operational planning, leading multiple projects or programmes and of leading and managing the deployment of operational teams at a senior level.
The National Covert Internet Targeting team uses advanced open source techniques to conduct Covert Internet Investigations targeting high threat Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) offenders operating on the clear and dark web.
The role is to develop and manage the team in support of the NCA’s Annual Plan, National Control Strategy and other identified priorities in the fight to cut serious and organised crime.
The post holder will manage and oversee a team of advanced OSINT investigators tasked with intelligence collection through covert internet investigation techniques targeting offenders engaged in high risk CSA criminality on the clear and dark web, and thereby enabling an effective operational response to tackling online CSA offending.
They have a statutory responsibility for managing the security and welfare of individual UCOLs and are responsible for applications seeking authorisation for the deployment of those staff along with their accompanying risk assessments.
National Covert Internet Targeting Team-NCIT’s mission is to deliver a new covert internet investigations capability across the clear web and dark web. Their work generates investigative leads against a range of actors involved in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in order to safeguard children through advanced open source techniques, and increase the NCA's knowledge and understanding of the CSA landscape online.
The successful candidate will focus on the identification and attribution of online CSA offenders through advanced open source intelligence (OSINT), and develop intelligence to produce target packages, thereby enabling an effective operational response to tackling online CSA offending. The role will also include the analysis of communications data alongside cryptocurrency transactions to further assist with attribution of CSA offenders.
Targeted Intercept officers are integral to leading the fight against Serious and Organised Crime. You will work to exploit all relevant information from the interception of communications in order to produce actionable and timely intelligence so that the NCA can continue to disrupt organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.
Whether it is identifying and disseminating intelligence around firearms, cash or drugs handover, an organised immigration crime attempt, or an opportunity to identify a person of interest, the input of Targeted Intercept officers ensures that when the operational teams deploy they achieve the greatest impact and value to investigations.
You can expect a varied and fulfilling career within this business area, with two days never being quite the same. Your work will be often be crucial in obtaining impressive results that make the headlines and your role will be integral in the disruption of organised crime in the UK.