Legal Advisor vacancy in the National Crime Agency

Information on the Legal Advisor vacancy in the National Crime Agency

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Headline Information

Department National Crime Agency
Division Legal
Job title Legal Advisor
Location London
Salary Senior Civil Service Pay Band 2 - circa £110,000
Application deadline 9am on Monday 11 December 2017

The successful candidate will need to provide independent, accurate, timely and high quality legal advice to the Director General and the Board on the business of the National Crime Agency.

They are expected to be an active member of the Agency Command Team, proactively spotting risks and leading cross Agency work on strategic issues.

This is a high profile role operating at Board level and actively contributing to wider policy development across Whitehall.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising the Director General and the Board on all legal matters relating to the Agency’s business, including governance and exercise of its powers, litigation, contract and employment law, identify and manage strategic legal risks to NCA’s work;
  • Leading and managing the NCA’s large internal team comprising both generalist and specialist lawyers;
  • Working with operational colleagues, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and their specialist prosecutors to maximize the probability of successful prosecutions, or other legal interventions;
  • Advising on relevant EU and international legal developments;
  • Managing external legal contacts for specialist advice as required and relations with the legal profession generally;
  • Representing the Agency across Whitehall on all aspects of legal developments and proposals for legislative change affecting the Agency, the law enforcement and intelligence communities;
  • Proactively spotting and addressing ethical and legal issues that may impact on public confidence in the Agency, engaging with the Independent Reference Group in the development of policy and operational practice as we develop new capabilities.

For further information on the post and details on how to apply, please visit the Civil Service Jobs Website.

Published 21 November 2017