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National Crime Agency
London (Greater)
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Shape the way we pursue serious and organised crime

Human traffickers, firearms and drugs dealers, cybercriminals and exploiters of children - at the NCA, we work at the cutting-edge of law enforcement, tackling those posing the most serious threat to UK life.

Now, more than ever, serious and organised criminals are finding new and more ruthless ways to prey on vulnerable people and the wider public. And, as the crime landscape continues to evolve, so do we. Our teams work creatively and collaboratively to find new and unexpected ways to stay ahead. Join them and your work will have a serious impact as you help us protect millions of people across the UK.

Your role

As an NCA lawyer, you’ll advise on the most complex and challenging aspects of serious and organised crime. It’s a role at the very heart of the NCA, in which you’ll also contribute to the strategic direction of our organisation and shape our legislative landscape.

As you manage your cases, you’ll focus on one of several areas: collaborating with our investigation teams, advising on legal issues within our intelligence work, defending the NCA against civil claims or assisting with civil disruption appeals and judicial reviews.

Above all, you’ll be required to think creatively to manage legal risk and work proactively to overcome new threats posed by some of the UK’s most dangerous criminals.

Your background

You’ll be an exceptional solicitor or barrister with good post-qualification experience. Along with strong legal skills, you’ll have experience in either complex civil litigation, public law advisory work or advising on the legal aspects of data retention and storage.

Beyond legal experience, we’re looking for people who can see the bigger picture and drive innovation across the NCA while delivering outstanding work at pace. Being able to collaborate effectively with a wide range of people and external partners is essential.


We take your career and development seriously and want to help you build a truly successful career with us and the wider Civil Service. So, we’ll make sure you receive the right training, guidance and coaching as well as regular performance and development reviews.

What’s more, as a Civil Service employee you’re also entitled to a large range of benefits, including generous annual leave, flexible working, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, volunteering days, childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options, and an employee discount scheme.


Serious and organised crime is one of the gravest threats to the UK's national security. The National Crime Agency sits at the heart of the law enforcement response, protecting the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.

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