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Cyber Intelligence Manager

National Crime Agency.
London, Warrington
£45,480 Roles based in London will receive an additional London Weighting of £3,424.
Closing date
10 May 2021
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Job Details

The NCCU Intelligence Function sits at the heart of the National Cyber Crime Unit. It is a fast paced and exciting environment, made up of several teams who work collaboratively to proactively identify threats and criminals who are impacting on the UK. The teams work alongside the NCCU Operational teams to deliver a high impact response.

A Manager working within NCCU Intelligence will be responsible for the management of a team and/or activity strands and ensure compliance with relevant intelligence processes, legislation and guidance in support of the National Crime Agency’s Annual Plan, National Control Strategy and other identified priorities in the fight to cut serious and organised crime.

They will develop and drive forward the intelligence function to ensure standards and working practices are maintained and to participate in the strategic development and direction of services to law enforcement.

NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.

Job description

To be successful in this role you will be confident in leading a team and/or activity strands. You will have the experience (or aptitude) to work in cyber and will be responsible for developing and driving forward the intelligence function.

Able to build highly effective relationships, you will be required to establish working relations with internal and external stakeholders.

• NDM (National Decision Making) Training, or equivalent
• Experience of managing projects, investigations or other complex activity
• Experience of carrying out threat and/or risk assessment
• Experience of leading a team or function


• You will manage and lead staff, activity and resources in own area of Cyber Intelligence
• You will be motivated and interested in Cyber-crime and will be required to develop your own knowledge and expertise of new and evolving crime threats and approaches in Cyber related criminality through bespoke training provided by the unit and look for opportunities to share this expertise with others
• You will develop and implement operational and strategic plans for the National Cyber Crime Unit
• Able to build effective relationships, you will be required to establish working relations with senior stakeholders across internal and external partners (for example – foreign/UK law enforcement, UK prosecutors, Private Industry). This may include attending and representing the Agency at National and International forums
• You will provide leadership and guidance in relation to specific intelligence and/or analytical skills or specialisms, including the coordination of activity and sharing of best practise
• You will manage the development and delivery of strategic, operational and tactical intelligence and analytical products to support NCA and law enforcement operations and investigations
• You will be influential and drive innovation in the research, gathering, analysis and exploitation of intelligence, often managing at least one, maybe more change processes at a time
• As a manager, you will ensure that all staff within own area of responsibility have the correct knowledge, skills, tools and training to carry out their roles to the required standard, supporting their continued professional development and managing performance
• Your role, at times, may require you to work on the highest level of Serious and Organised cyber-crime

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***


• The ability to obtain STRAP Clearance


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

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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

  • Knowledge of the cyber security landscape, emerging techniques and the threat cybercrime poses to the UK
  • Knowledge of the application and use of intelligence and analysis within law enforcement
  • Knowledge of decision-making processes and techniques
  • Knowledge of information management and data integrity issues

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

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.


Organised crime is one of the gravest threats to national security - blighting communities, ruining lives and costing the UK well over £34 billion every year. Organised crime can feel distant from most peoples’ day to day lives, but it affects us all. From the sexual exploitation of children to the smuggling of illegal firearms, cyber crime, human trafficking and modern slavery - serious and organised crime is everywhere.

The National Crime Agency's role is to protect the public from the most serious threats by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who present the highest risk to the UK.

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