G3 Staff Officer / Private Secretary

London (Central), London (Greater)
£43,288 + 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 one of four Director General’s or an NCA Director leading the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. 
•As a G3 Staff Officer/SEO Private Secretary you are the critical bridge between the Director Generals/Directors, the rest of the Agency and its partners. 
•Working in Private Office will provide you with an in depth understanding of our capabilities, the breadth of operational activity and wider corporate change programmes. 
•From your vantage point, your principal will look to you to advise them and help shape policy on their areas of responsibility. It is an excellent opportunity to show leadership and exhibit personal impact across the organisation and with partners. 
•These are busy posts in high profile and sensitive work areas. The successful applicant will be comfortable working with senior 
•No two days will be the same so the post holder will need to be flexible and calm, with a keen eye for distinguishing the preferable from the critical. 
•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. 


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace

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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