Non-Executive Board Member National Crime Agency

Body: National Crime Agency (NCA)
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Regular Travel to London willl be required
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £15,000 - the NCA will reimburse all reasonable expenses including T&S and further expenses in line with NCA policies
Time Requirements: Approximately 20-24 days per annum

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    W/C 7 January 2019

  • Final Interview Date

    W/C 21 January 2019

  • Announcement


The shortlist meeting is expected to take place week commencing 7 January 209


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The role of the Non-Executive Board Member is a key post contributing to the NCA Management Board and/or the Audit and Risk Committee which are essential to the success of the NCA.  As a NED you will use your skills and experience to bring an independent perspective, and to offer constructive advice and challenge, to help to develop the strategy and performance of the Agency.

Non-Executive Board Members will attend ten NCA Board meetings per year which is chaired by the DG NCA in addition to Audit and Risk Committee which is chaired by a NED and other committee meetings.

The Board’s function is both advisory – setting overall direction for the Agency within the scope of the Home Secretary’s strategic priorities; and supervisory – scrutinising performance and challenging the agency on delivery. In line with Government best practice, the responsibility of the Board includes the following areas:

a.  Strategic Clarity: setting the vision and ensuring all activities contribute towards it;

b.  Commercial Sense: ensuring sound financial management; scrutinising the allocation of financial and human resources; ensuring organisational design supports strategic objectives; setting the NCA’s risk appetite and ensuring controls are in place to manage risk and to ensure value for money;

c.  Talent Management: ensuring the NCA has people to deliver current and future needs;

d.  Performance Monitoring: agreeing the NCA business plan; monitoring and steering performance against the plan; scrutinizing performance and setting values and standards; ensuring clear, consistent, comparable performance information is used to drive improvements


Non-Executive Board Members are expected to contribute to the work of the agency in the following areas:

  • Independence – provide an independent and diverse perspective and assurance, including advice to the Director General NCA, on the capability of the agency. Provide independent support, guidance and challenge on the progress and implementation of the business plan;
  • Strategy – constructively challenge and contribute to the development of strategy and business planning, including the setting and development of key objectives and targets;
  • Performance – scrutinise the performance of the agency in meeting agreed goals and objectives, and monitor the reporting of performance, including financial targets;
  • People – develop and encourage appropriate behaviours to maintain or improve the agency people strategy, including ethical and directional issues such as diversity and senior jobholder moves;
  • Governance – satisfy themselves that governance, internal control and risk management systems are effective and capable of delivering relevant, accurate and timely management and financial information to the Management Board;
  • Support – the Management Board in developing skills and tools to help it engage with strategic issues in ways in which have practical resonance;
  • Connect – the Management Board to people and organisations who can provide different perspectives, opinions and expertise which will assist in furthering the business of the agency; and
  • Specialist Responsibility – underpin, support and specialise in one or more areas of work, supplementing skills and experience already in place across National Security, Law Enforcement, Human Resources, International operation, Informational Technology, Finance, Operations and Commercial Business.


Person Specification

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and abilities:


·       Excellent communication skills, with the breadth of vision, innovation and experience to understand what the agency can achieve and to advise on how to make it happen.


·       Ability to provide effective challenge and advice at Board level to develop and enhance executive thinking.


·       Ability to engage and develop relationships with stakeholders within government, law enforcement and private sector.


·       Ability to deploy experience of working with a range of diverse organisations to both develop and assure working practices in the NCA.



We are seeking people who can share their experience of:

·       Leading and managing complex organisations at a senior level – preferably at Board level or equivalent.  Experience of working in a multi-agency environment and in organisations subject to significant change would be beneficial.


·       Leading financial, audit and risk management at Board level or equivalent. This includes an understanding of how to generate efficiencies, reduce overheads and ensure real value for money.


·       Commercial and private sector. Individuals with a background in the science, technology or banking sectors would be particularly valuable.


·       Building new capabilities to meet a changing need and/or threat.

Additional Information

Interviews will take place in Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, London.






How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the application process. Please visit the link below:


Please email your application to:

Closing Date: 23.59 Tuesday 18th December 2018

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This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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