Type: Permanent Location: Various Organisation: National Crime Agency

£31,361 - £34,845

Various locations: roles based in London will receive an additional London weighting of £3,339

Take on bigger challenges in the world of serious and organised crime.

Human traffickers, firearms and drugs dealers, cybercriminals and exploiters of children…. at the NCA, we work at the cutting-edge of law enforcement, tackling those posing the most serious threat to UK life.

Now, more than ever, serious and organised criminals are finding new and more ruthless ways to prey on vulnerable people and the wider public. And as the crime landscape continues to evolve, so do we. Our teams work creatively and collaboratively, to find new and unexpected ways to stay ahead. Join them and your work will have a serious impact, as you help us protect millions of people across the UK.

Your role

As an Experienced Investigator, you’ll work on serious and organised crime investigations, playing a key role in tackling crime and meeting our ambitious objectives. This is an exciting and challenging role in which you’ll use ground-breaking techniques to disrupt and apprehend high-threat criminal activities. These could include anything from immigration crime, cyber dependant crime and fraud to human trafficking, child sexual exploitation and abuse, firearms and drugs. You’ll also collaborate with a range of NCA departments and partner agencies to pursue offenders and identify threats.

You may also be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse images and material, so please consider the sensitive nature of our work before deciding to apply.

Your background

You’ll bring a full range of investigative experience, including interviewing witnesses and suspects, seizing exhibits, ensuring continuity of evidence, conducting arrests, completing case files and liaising with prosecuting agencies or authorities. As well as the ability to use a variety of investigation techniques, you should have a good knowledge of seize/sift legislation, including experience in disclosure, and CPIA legislation.

You must hold PIP1, or an equivalent recognised qualification or accreditation in investigative crime issued by a Government body, and have a full UK driving licence.

Ideally you’ll also hold PIP2, or an equivalent recognised qualification or accreditation in investigative crime issued by a Government body, along with Police Advanced Driver and current Q1 (Q100) College of Policing Surveillance accreditation.

If you join the agency without PIP2 accreditation you may be required to achieve this, which will include passing the National Investigators Exam and/or the NCA Specific Powers Exam.


We take your career and development seriously and want to help you build a truly successful career with us and the wider Civil Service. So, we’ll make sure you receive the right training, guidance and coaching as well as regular performance and development reviews. What’s more, as a Civil Service employee you’re also entitled to a large range of benefits, including generous annual leave, flexible working, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, volunteering days, childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options, and an employee discount scheme.

The breadth of our capabilities means there’s no such thing as a typical NCA officer. We recruit people from virtually every walk of life, from police to project management, crime analysis and commercial procurement. Join us and we’ll give you the powers, time and resources to see cases through, as well as high-profile experience to add to your record. On top of this, you’ll get to work at the heart of law enforcement response and deal with the biggest threats to national security.

The deadline for applications is June 22nd.

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