Deputy Director – National Data Exploitation Capability (NDEC)

National Crime Agency

Central London

  • Location

    Central London

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    circa £90,000 (usual Civil Service rules apply)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    17 June 2019

  • Client

    National Crime Agency

Ref: GSe54089

The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads UK law enforcement’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. The threat from serious and organised crime is a national security priority. It is also fast-evolving; the more we uncover, the bigger and more complex it appears. Serious and organised crime affects individuals, communities, our economy and society, and undermines the Government’s domestic and overseas policies.

At NCA, our role is threefold; to produce a compelling and accurate intelligence picture of the serious and organised crime threats, to operate proactively at the high end of high risk, and to develop, deploy and maintain specialist capabilities that support national law enforcement.

The NCA is in the process of creating a world class National Data Exploitation Capability (NDEC), which forms an integral part of a wider 150M strategic programme of investment for the Agency. The programme represents a key area of delivery within the NCA portfolio, with an individual budget for 2019/2020 of circa 30m.

NDEC will be a strategic enabler for the development of an unprecedented, sophisticated, and joined up approach in the deployment of data to help cut serious and organised crime. Technically speaking it will deliver industrial scale data analytics and be the foundation for a suite of data driven products and services that will underpin access to and understanding of intelligence relating to national security. This new, powerful data capability, will be readily accessible to a wide range of internal and external law enforcement and national security partners.  

We seek an exceptional Deputy Director to lead the development of this capability. With ultimate accountability for the delivery of the service into the LEA infrastructure, you will provide strategic and tactical leadership to plan, manage and drive forward its implementation. You will liaise with Partners within associated communities, and wider government to accommodate key strategic drivers, and lead the business change both within and outside of the NCA environment. Ultimately stakeholder relationships will be key to success in this post, and you will work hard to understand requirements, secure agreement around projected outcomes and manage expectations accordingly.

You will have a track record of complex programme delivery within a data rich environment, with experience of delivering new data analytics capability across multi- stakeholder environments. You will excel in leading cross-functional teams and bring exceptional resource management skills. Your problem-solving skills will be second to none, and you will get to the crux of an issue quickly, enabling you to make difficult decisions and work at pace to deliver. You will bring a strong understanding of Programme Governance and Risk Management models.


Closing Date for Applications Tuesday 18 June 2019 @ 12pm
Preliminary Interview at our London OfficeTuesday 25 June 2019 to Thursday 27 June 2019
Psychometric Assessment, Stakeholder Engagement Sessions & Fireside Chats (FSC)w/c Monday 8 July 2019
Final Panel InterviewFriday 19 July 2019

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement (no more than 3 pages) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not approach your referees without your prior permission.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Phillippa Dunlop: 0203 854 2203

Adrian Barlow: 07393 011150