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HOLMES Reader/Receiver, Operation STOVEWOOD

Contract Type
Fixed Term, Flexible Hours, Part-Time, Permanent
Public Sector
Expiry Date
Investigations Command is the core crime fighting capability of the NCA

Job Description

Due to the nature of the role it is highly advised that you review the Candidate Information pack attached to this vacancy. 

Investigations Command is the core crime fighting capability of the NCA. We take an intelligence-led approach and concentrate on tackling the criminals and risks to the public which are beyond the capability or capacity of other law enforcement bodies. 

The Investigations Command provides a flexible, shared operational capability, designed to maximise the impact of the UK's collective resources against serious and organised crime, and in specialist support of major crime. Our teams respond to a broad range of threats, many of which also remain a responsibility for police forces and other agencies as well as private industry. 

Our teams also lead investigations across the Serious and Organised Crime landscape and provide a national service of specialist investigative skills and expertise to support major crime investigations conducted by police forces, such as abduction, serial sexual crime and no body murder. 

Operation STOVEWOOD is the largest investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) undertaken by law enforcement. The NCA is leading on this major independent investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and we are growing the team to ensure that we continue to focus on the needs of the victims and survivors and drive forward our enquiries as quickly as we can. 

The successful candidate will assist the HOLMES Manager with the implementation and delivery of a HOLMES strategy for Operation STOVEWOOD. This role will involve reading and assessing the content of all documentation that enters the Major Incident Room, ensuring it is dealt with in line with MIRSAP and policies identified by the SIO. It also involves quality assuring completed actions and providing tactical and strategic support by giving advice on legislation, policy, research and tactical options. 

The post holder must have an understanding of the complexities of a Major Incident Room and principles of Major Incident Room Standard Administrative Procedures (MIRSAP) The successful candidate must also have comprehensive knowledge and experience of Holmes and also experience of working on multiple incidents and identifying links. 

If you want to make the UK a safer place, apply today. See the candidate information pack for more detail. 

Experience Criteria 
You will be required to supply evidence of: 

  • Understanding of the complexities of a Major Incident Room and principals of MIRSAP - Major Incident Room Standard Administrative Procedures
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of HOLMES.
  • Experience of working on multiple incidents and identifying links.


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

  • Developing Self and Others
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

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

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only


The posts are based in Sheffield but we welcome applications from candidates from various locations. 

The roles will be working from Sheffield on a day to day basis; however officers may be posted to London, Warrington or Birmingham (whichever is closest to their home address).