Senior Investigator
Type: Permanent Location: Various Organisation: National Crime Agency

£39,038 - £42,432

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 a senior professional, you’ll manage, coach and develop a team of PIP2 investigators, and lead serious and organised crime investigations. In this varied and demanding role, 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

As well as being an experienced investigator, you should have a proven track record of successfully leading or supervising people to deliver against operational objectives and performance. We’re also looking for your ability to make - and take accountability for - effective operational decisions, along with experience of managing risk in a pressurised environment. In addition, you’ll need an in-depth working knowledge of UK and international law affecting operational agency activity.

You must hold PIP2 Supervisor accreditation, or be able to provide evidence of the equivalent level of investigative supervisory experience, and have a full UK driving licence.

If you join the agency without PIP2 Supervisor accreditation, you’ll be required to achieve this within your probationary period.


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 closing date for applications is June 22nd.

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