Personal Assistant

Warrington, Cheshire
£26,536 + London Weighting Allowance £3,258
09 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

This is a high profile role working at the heart of the National Crime Agency to support our most senior leaders in their fight to cut serious and organised crime. 

Key Responsibilities: 

•This is an exciting role supporting an NCA Director General, Director or Deputy Director in the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. 
•As a G5 Personal Assistant/EO Personal Assistant you will be the first point of contact within the Agency, across Government and with key external stakeholders in managing the senior’s diary to an extremely high standard. 
•This post offers an excellent opportunity to develop your professional skills in a Private Office environment. You will get to see how the National Crime Agency operates and be provided with a sound understanding of how we operate and work with our partners. 
•These are busy posts in high profile and sensitive work areas. The successful applicant will be comfortable working with senior leadership as well as using their initiative to meet the variety of challenges which might arise. 
•No two days will be the same so the post holder will need to be flexible and calm, with a keen eye for detail. 
•Although Private Office is a busy environment we do our best to ensure good wellbeing and a healthy work life balance. 
•Skills developed in Private Office, such as development of greater strategic acuity, will ensure your future deployability, whether in the NCA, wider law enforcement or Whitehall 

All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. 

Essential Technical Skills 

You will be required to give evidence of the following criteria during the interview process: 

•Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and at pace. 
•Good communication skills, both written and oral. 
•Good at building relationships and working as part of a team. 
•Confident making independent decisions and calm in making decision under pressure. 
•Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information and enquiries. 


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only


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

Security Check and Role Requirements 

To be considered for this vacancy, you will need to successfully complete SC clearance before commencing the role and for specified roles DV clearance within the first 12 months as part of your probation period. 

You will also be required to undertake a mandatory pre-employment substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result. 

To meet National Security Vetting requirements you will need to have resided in the UK for at a minimum 3 out of the past 5 years for SC clearance and a minimum of 7 out of 10 years for DV clearance. You will still be considered if you were posted abroad as part of your service with the HMG or armed forces or a UK government role during this period. 


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