National Crime Agency - Russian Translator

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the fight against serious and organised crime? 

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) leads the UK's fight against cyber crime and uses its specialist capabilities and expertise to support law enforcement partners across the UK and coordinates the UK's entire response to cyber crime. 

Russian Translators to work within the NCCU, supporting our efforts to tackle cyber threats and protect the public. Russian speakers will work to translate material working alongside cyber investigators and intelligence officers, across a range of high-profile and significant operations. You will require a high level of fluency in Russian. In depth cyber skills are not required, but an ability to understand or quickly pick-up fluency in online Russian cyber terminology is desirable.

Salary: The salary for this position is £26,536. Where existing Civil Servants apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade, pay principles on Civil Service transfers will apply. All other salary offers will be made within the advertised band. 

This role is open to External candidates & Civil Servants on lateral & promotion basis. 

About the NCA 
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. 

We identify and disrupt serious and organised crime by investigating and securing the prosecution of those responsible. We also lead, support and coordinate work across law enforcement, locally, regionally and nationally to reduce the impact of serious and organised crime on the UK’s communities and deter people from becoming involved in such activity. 

NCA officers work at the forefront of law enforcement, building the best possible intelligence picture of all serious and organised crime threats; relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders; and developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners. 

There's no such thing as a typical NCA officer. We come from different backgrounds and cultures, speak many language and have diverse skills and experiences. What we have in common is dedication and a commitment to protecting the public from serious and organised crime. 
Are you ready to join the team? 


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 

  • Childcare voucher scheme 

  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay’ 

  • 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). 

    Application Process 

    As part of the application process candidates are required to provide evidence against the following Criteria as well as any essential/desirable qualifications & skills. 

    Technical Criteria 

    Basic awareness of the law enforcement response to cybercrime. 
    Experience of demonstrating translation skills in a pressurised environment. This will also be assessed via an online assessment at shortlist and verified at interview stage. 
    Proven recent evidence of using Russian. 

    Essential Qualifications/Skills: 

    Practitioner fluency in written and spoken Russian language; 
    SC Clearance on entry and DV Vetting at the earliest opportunity. 

    Desirable Qualifications/Skills: 

    Knowledge of cyber security, online crime and how this relates to Russian language would be an advantage but is not essential. 




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

  • Basic Awareness of the law enforcement response to cyber crime

  • Experience of demonstrating translation skills in a pressurised environment. This will also be assessed via an online assessment at shortlist and verified at interview stage.

  • Proven recent evidence of using Russian



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.