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Officer – Assisting Offenders Team – HUMINT

Contract Type
Public Sector
London, Wakefield
£30,154 - £33,504 + London Weighting Allowance of £3,258
Expiry Date
The NCA Assisting Offender Team is comprised of a group of experienced and accredited debriefing officers, nationally dispersed across several NCA branches.

Job Description

The remit of this Team includes delivering the NCA’s corporate response to the Assisting Offender provisions within the Serious Organised Crime & Police Act 2005. This response involves both evidential and intelligence-only structured debriefing and requires high levels of professionalism, skill and aptitude in all of the aspects of structured interview management. 

Accredited Debriefing Officers must be able to operate under guidance and direction to receive and manage adopted case referrals in the UK and also foreign jurisdictions but with the minimum of supervision. 


The officers must be able to identify legal and operational issues that accompany an adopted case referral and be able to construct a bespoke case management plan that effectively addresses those issues. 

The officers must be able to prepare and execute a thorough, structured interview process that addresses all related legal implications and which will stand scrutiny by prosecutors and a criminal court process. 

The officers must be able to provide appropriate advice relating to assisting offender cases to operational partners within the NCA and also to external partners as necessary. 

The officers must be able to prepare and maintain accurate and timely documentation arising from an adopted referral and must be able to create and process accurate and timely intelligence, conforming to national intelligence protocols. 

There are two Grade 5 positions vacant in the NCA HUMINT Assisting Offender Team. The vacant positions are for accredited debriefing officers who can join the Team and contribute in its fight to cut serious and organised crime. 

You may be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse material. You should consider the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply 

All officers working on or supporting this type of operational activity will undergo a psychological assessment on taking up the role and at regular intervals once in post. 

By applying for this role you are confirming that you are willing to work on child sexual exploitation and abuse operations. 

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

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

Essential Qualifications/Skills 

  • PIP2 serious & complex case interview trained
  • National Assisting Offender Debriefing (College of Policing) trained
  • Current or recently (within the last 12 months) held law enforcement powers and able to achieve NCA cross-powers accreditation within six months’ powers accreditation within six months


Person specification

Experience Criteria 

Please provide a statement of suitability (no more than 250 words per criteria) relating to the below criteria: 

  • Experience applying PIP2 Serious & complex case interview training within your professional work
  • Experience applying National Assisting Offender Debriefing (College of Policing) training within your professional work


Candidates are required to provide evidence of the following qualifications/accreditations: 

  • PIP2 serious & complex case interview trained 
  • National Assisting Offender Debriefing (College of Policing) trained


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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

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

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
  • Formal law enforcement investigation trained and experience of undertaking criminal investigations
  • Trained in Code C of PACE and CPIA