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Senior Lawyer and Lawyer vacancies at the National Crime Agency

Information on the lawyer vacancies at the NCA

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Department National Crime Agency (NCA)
Division Legal
Job title Senior Lawyer and Lawyer
Location London
Salary Senior Lawyer - £52,008 to £59,816 and Lawyer - £41,607 to £47,853
Application deadline Midday on Tuesday 29 August 2017

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is an organisation which leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. This includes class A drugs, child exploitation, people smuggling and human trafficking, major gun crime, fraud, cyber crime, money laundering and the corruption that organised criminals use to facilitate these crimes.

We work to imprison serious criminals, and use many other tactics to disrupt crime and keep people safe. In particular, we want to ensure crime doesn’t pay and that it’s harder to commit. We also draw on innovative new approaches to prevent crimes from happening in the first place.

We expect our Officers to work to the highest standards of behaviour in everything they do.

Our lawyers provide legal advice to all areas of the NCA. The post holders must demonstrate reliable judgement and have a sound appreciation of legal risk. The post holders should be capable of working independently within a team environment and collaboratively with colleagues both within and outside the Legal team and Agency.

The post holders will work closely with policy and operational colleagues giving clear and actionable legal advice, often in complex and urgent circumstances. The post holders will operate with a high level of autonomy and responsibility, focused upon protecting the public from the threat of serious and organised crime in accordance with the Agency’s values and the applicable legal framework.

As lawyers, the post holders are expected to represent the NCA in meetings and may perform a management function within the current legal team structure.

There are 7 posts available in the following teams:

  • to provide legal advice to the International Corruption Unit on bribery, corruption and sanctions matters. This role is a 2 year fixed term contract.
  • to provide advice on information law issues.
  • within our civil recovery and tax team, to advise on proactive litigation targeting the assets of serious and organised criminals.
  • to provide advice on litigation brought against the NCA (3 posts)
  • to provide employment law advice and deal with employment law casework

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

Published 10 August 2017