The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK's fight to cut serious and organised crime, and the Threat Leadership Command, which comprises of a number of specific functions including the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), Child Exploitation Online Protection team (CEOP), Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) and the Threat Management Team, is responsible for the national response to Serious and Organised Crime threats. Their role is to work with partners inside the NCA and externally the set the strategic direction and facilitate effective delivery of the response. One of their key objectives is to tackle Serious and Organised Crimes threats by maximising the benefit of new capability across the system, and this has attributed to the growth of the organisation, leading to a number of exciting opportunities in the organisation including the Infrastructure Investigations Officer within the NCCU.
The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) leads the UK's fight against cybercrime and uses specialist capabilities and expertise to support law enforcement partners across the UK and coordinate the entire UK response to cybercrime. The Infrastructure Investigation team work to identify and map the infrastructure, architecture, operational capabilities and network used by cyber criminals, as well as extracting information which could attribute parts of the infrastructure to a real world person or produce more investigative leads.
As a consequence, the Infrastructure Investigations Officer will join as part of a team of officers delivering Internet investigations and support the Cyber G7 24/7 protocol, acting as an Officer for NCCU.
Additional duties include;
Providing advice on legislation, policy, technical and tactical options to assist in the planning and implementation of investigations, operations and prevention initiatives. Conducting systematic research and analysis of open and closed sources to assist the decision-making of law enforcement agencies. Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Internet stakeholders to foster collaborative working and international partnership to improve operational performance. Holding appropriate Cyber skills to enable the collection and processing of available data to produce investigative opportunities. Building working relationships with internal and external partners, across government and industry to support and enhance their technical capabilities.
To succeed, you will be an integral part of a team responsible for developing intelligence and evidential data collection opportunities using innovative techniques to combat existing and new threat areas of the Internet exploited by serious organised crime. In addition, you will need to show experience of investigating network of computer related incidents, knowledge of investigation techniques, knowledge of network/security applications and analysis and experience working in a project/deliverables environment. Holding a STEM related degree and/or network certifications (eg CCNA, Comp TIA N+ or Cyber Ops) would also be highly desirable.
Please note that to be considered, you will have to undergo SC Enhanced clearance, and also undertake and pass a substance misuse test as part of the pre-employment checks. SC Clearance checks also dictate that you must have been a UK resident for three out of the last five years. Within this role, you may well be exposed to images of Child Sexual Exploitation, so please consider and be aware of the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply. The NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of Neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.
For more information on the role please visit the website or contact Joe Tyrrell at Allen Lane. To register your interest, please email your CV and Application Form (No more than 250 words per answer) to (see below) by 23:59 on 22/06/2020.