Director, Digital, Data and Technology

National Crime Agency

Central London

  • Location

    Central London

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    circa £130,000 (usual Civil Service rules apply)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 July 2019

  • Client

    National Crime Agency

Ref: GSe54092

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 affects individuals, communities, our economy and society and undermines the Government’s domestic and overseas policies.  It is also fast-evolving; the more we uncover, the bigger and more complex it appears.

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.

We’re undergoing significant transformation as we strive to build ever stronger, national, serious and organised crime fighting capability and it is imperative that we can work with the utmost sophistication in every aspect of our operation.  Our Digital, Data and Technology capability is critical to our entire organisation, enabling us to work securely both internationally and domestically, with confidence and at pace, sharing real-time data with a broad range of external organisations, ranging from the full range of law enforcement agencies to relevant Central Government Departments.  Crime prevention and enforcement have changed a great deal in recent years and our ability to access and exploit real time data will be a core focus of this role.

As our new Director, Digital, Data and Technology, you’ll join the NCA at a time of transformation that has been supported by significant investment.  We are an ambitious and committed organisation, deeply invested in ensuring that our operation becomes and remains exemplary in all respects.  It is essential to ensure that we are in the best position to address the threats our communities face and to disrupt those operating at the high end of high risk.

You will be responsible for shaping and delivering our digital, data and technology strategy, leading our transition away from legacy technology stacks and ways of working to deliver agile, digital, data and technology platforms, products and services that truly enable our organisation.  Continuity of outstanding service delivery is a baseline expectation upon which you’ll build significant capability and work in partnership with stakeholders throughout our organisation to understand and respond to their requirements, whilst also securing an appetite for innovation and support for a roadmap that will support their respective functions.

You’ll be a customer focused, transformative digital data and technology leader with experience of defining and delivering technology enabled change in an analogous organisation of similar size, scope and complexity.  With an exceptional delivery track record and demonstrable ability to drive forward productivity and efficiency savings across a large organisation in line with key strategic objectives, you’ll have an outstanding reputation for delivering high value, multi-faceted, business focused programmes and running and improving live services in complex business environments.   

Strategic, with an enterprise-wide view, you’ll bring an inspiring, coherent and inclusive leadership style and experience of senior stakeholder management in a political, pressurised environment.  You’ll also be equipped to provide outstanding leadership to a sizable co-located team, building exceptional working relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners to deliver outstanding services and products whilst maximising return from investment and accessing innovation. 

Closing Date for Applications Monday 22 July @ 11.59pm
Preliminary Interview at our London OfficeBetween Monday 29 July 2019 and Thursday 31 July 2019
Psychometric Assessment & Fireside Chats (FSC)Between Monday 19 August 2019 and Friday 30 August 2019
Final Panel InterviewTBC Friday 6 September 2019 or Friday 13 September 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
Stephanie Wilson: 07880 382745