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G3 Expert Evidence Manager

Contract Type
Public Sector
Various locations
£44,371 (London based roles will receive an additional London Weighting Allowance- £3,339)
Expiry Date
JOB TITLE - G3 Expert Evidence Manager DEPARTMENT – NCA Salary: £44,371 Contract type: Permanent Location: Various (please see Civil Service website) Number of posts: 1

Job Description



Within Investigations, National Investigative Capabilities provides a range of specialist support to serious crime and major crime investigations.

The Expert Evidence Team sits within National Investigative Capabilities and provides tactical advice to NCA and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) regarding drugs and firearms investigations together with the provision of expert evidence relating to how Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) operate; particularly relating to their use of communications, transportation and means of masking their activities, movements and assets.

The team also provides training to both NCA and partners, subject matter support and training to internal and external partners including UK Government; Home Office; Intelligence Services, Forensic partners; Initial Operational Training Programme (IOTP); Intelligence Hub; Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Operational teams.

Job description

• To provide strategic and resilient advice and consultancy to the Agency as well as domestic and overseas law enforcement partners regarding the robust and effective use and risk management of expert evidence within the investigation of serious and organised crime.

• To be responsible for implementing and interpreting new and evolving legal parameters and guidance concerning expert evidence. Design strategies to transfer theory, emanating from reviews and case law, into best practice and to design and deliver training material, to facilitate the delivery of training courses and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) that address the demands of the team and the Agency.

• To manage and lead a team of accredited expert witnesses within the Agency and to represent the department in the delivery of operational and investigative planning.

• To perform quality assurance (peer review) of the evidential outputs from other expert witness practitioners and to generate and implement corporate development programmes and support capability building for existing and prospective team members.

• To manage the allocation of casework from Agency and partner investigations and provide advice on the formulation of expert evidence prosecution strategies.

• To manage and co-ordinate the provision and delivery of Drugs and Firearms Trafficking Expert Evidence to NCA and partner investigations by managing the resources available within the department; ensuring legal compliance and best practice; and by developing both the team and the reputation of the team within the criminal justice environment.


Essential Criteria:

• Expert Witness practitioner accreditation and status.
• Successful completion of an identified and agreed Law Enforcement or Civil Service expert evidence course.
• Full Driving License.

Desirable Criteria:

• PIP 2 Investigator/Supervisor (or equivalent).
• NVQ 3 (or equivalent) trainer.

Please note:

• Applicant / Successful candidate will need to demonstrate and maintain operational status and powers in post in order to maintain EW (Expert Witness) accreditation and status.

*** For this role DV/STRAP Enhanced within 12 months of entry. If DV Enhanced cannot be obtained the officer will be required to move to a non-DV role ***


Full Driving License


The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

• Expert Witness practitioner accreditation and status (current)
• Successful completion of an identified and agreed Law Enforcement or Civil Service expert evidence course.

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.

Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.

Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.


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

Seeing the Big Picture

Technical skills

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

Experience of leading and managing a team.
Experience and appreciation of the legal and practical implications of expert evidence.
Experience as an expert witness practitioner within the context of drugs or firearms trafficking.
Experience of risk management and decision making with accountability for decisions made.


If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).


For full information about the job role, requirements and how to apply please refer to the attached candidate information pack attached in the Civil Service Website vacancy advert