Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Please see the candidate information pack for more detail.

We are looking for 3 paralegals to provide effective business support to the Agency’s in-house legal teams, enabling them to deliver high quality, timely and fit for purpose legal advice to support the NCA in its mission.

Key Responsibilities

- To provide effective support to the lawyers.
- Attend case meetings, conferences, court hearings and take notes.
- Draft correspondence, court applications and orders under lawyer supervision.
- Draft and prepare instructions for external solicitors and counsel.
- Conduct casework including preparing chronologies and bundles for hearings.
- Provide accurate and timely research and analysis.
- Carry out administrative duties including the review/monitoring of invoices.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Communicating and Influencing

Managing a Quality Service

Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only

Excellent written /drafting skills

Information technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:

- Civil Service pension scheme
- 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
- Training and development opportunities
- Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).


Roles based in London will receive an additional London Weighting of £3,258.