The NCA is establishing an Independent Reference Group to provide advice for the NCA Board on novel or contentious issues which might present ethical, moral or reputational concerns that could affect trust and public confidence in the Agency.
The NCA Reference Group will comprise a number of experienced individuals who will:
Guidance given by the group will be non binding and the group will not be involved in operational decision making or respond to complaints or whistleblowers. Other mechanisms are already in place to fulfil these requirements.
We're now inviting expressions of interest from experienced individuals from across the UK with a diverse range of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, those with experience in the following areas who are able to share their experience and skills to aid balanced discussions.
Successful applicants will sit as individuals as opposed to representatives of groups or organisations, with a proposed membership tenure of three years. It is anticipated that members will commit to 10 days per year to facilitate the requirements of this Group, with the Chair committing 12 days per year, in recognition of their additional responsibilities.
External Group members will be paid the agreed Government day rate plus travel expenses for the days attended.
Those who are successful in being appointed to the panel will require DV vetting. This can be arranged by the NCA if not already held. Any appointment will be subject to the successful completion of vetting.