Financial Investigator

Job Description

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU) are looking for Financial Investigators keen to progress their career as part of our Regional Economic Crime Team.

As part of the Regional Economic Crime Unit you will be targeting the most serious criminals in the South West. You will use financial investigation tools in conjunction with other specialist law enforcement tactics to gather intelligence, bring criminal prosecutions and use all available options to disrupt and dismantle organised crime groups. As part of the RECU your skills will be used at all stages of investigations into a wide variety of crime types that are causing the most harm to our communities.

This role will include confiscation and enforcement work and is an opportunity to ensure that criminals are deprived of their ill-gotten gains by securing Confiscation Orders, tracing and realising the declared and hidden assets of convicted offenders, and providing financial evidence in support of criminal investigations. You will also be able to develop as a Financial Investigator by being involved in the wider activity of the Regional Economic Crime Unit.

The positions can be full time or part time, working no less than 22 hours a week.

This is a progressive role and all applicants will be expected to become an accredited Financial Investigator.

Salary:

  • A&S – S6, SO1 or SO2 depending on experience

SWROCU is a collaboration of police officers and police staff from the five South West regional forces. We’re part of a national network of nine ROCUs covering England and Wales.

We have more than 20 capabilities that staff and officers work in to Pursue offenders, Protect and Prepare individuals and organisations, and Prevent people from engaging in serious and organised crime.

Our capabilities are here to advise, to assist, or to fully adopt investigations.

We work with local forces and national partners to target and disrupt criminals posing the greatest risk of Serious and Organised Criminality (SOC). This includes offenders involved in cyber threats, economic crime, drug conspiracies, modern slavery and human trafficking, and child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Police Staff in one of our five regional forces can find out more about SWROCU, read case studies and learn more about our capabilities on our dedicated microsite:  https://www.southwestrocu.police.uk/

We’re looking for committed people with the right skillset – or ambition to develop that skillset – to join us.

You don’t need years of experience to join us; we’ll invest in you.

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working – with many of our roles we can be flexible regarding working hours and your primary location.
  • Continuous professional development – we encourage and support career growth, giving you the opportunity of a flourishing career.
  • Well-being support – we have many support mechanisms in place to assist in improving your personal health and wellbeing.
  • Other perks include discounts and savings for you and your family on retail, dining out, holidays and theme parks to name just a few.
  • Flexible local government pension scheme.

Blended / Hybrid Working

SWROCU encourage flexible working where operationally possible. This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.  

Skills, experience and qualifications required

Please see role profile(s) attached, your experience and qualifications will decipher which role profile you work from.

If you are not accredited by the National Crime Agency to carry out financial investigations, you will work from role profile C9719 and your starting salary will be £30,783.

If you are accredited by the National Crime Agency under Part 8 of POCA (Financial Investigator) you will work from role profile C9721 and your starting salary will be £33,915.

If you are accredited by the National Crime Agency under Part 2 of POCA (Confiscator) you will work from role profile C9722 and your starting salary will be £36,996.

Recruitment and Selection

  • A recruitment webinar will be held on Friday 10th May @ 1300.
    Hosted by the capability lead or a member of their team, this is an opportunity to find out more about the role, the team you would be part of, and ask any questions.
    Please contact SWROCURecruitment@avonandsomerset.police.uk whereby invites will be sent accordingly. Please note that webinars will not be recorded.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 20th May 2024 @ 0900
  • Shortlisting will take place week commencing Monday, 20th May 2024
  • Assessments / interviews will be held week commencing Monday, 27th May

How to Apply

All applications are processed through the Avon and Somerset Constabulary online candidate portal.

Contact SWROCURecruitment@avonandsomerset.police.uk for further information.

If you reach the assessment / interview stage of a process and become a reserve applicant, we would like to retain your application. This will be pending further vacancies arising for the same role in a 12 month period. By giving your consent this does not prevent you from applying for any other opportunities.

Additional Information

This role requires you to wear a uniform when exercising your designated powers, this will be provided for you and should be worn whenever such powers are discharged whilst working for Avon and Somerset Police.

Vetting and safeguarding

This post is subject to a higher security clearance at MV and SC – Management Vetting and Security Clearance Level.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a five-year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last five years.

In accordance with the National Vetting Policy, SWROCU are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of five years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or three years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

SWROCU is working hard to increase diversity and inclusion where communities are currently under-represented including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBTQ+ communities and those from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve. All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible and Part Time Working

All requests for flexible working patterns and part-time working will be considered and be dependent on the role, this includes job shares and part-time hours.

Travel to Work Protocol    

This is an incentive whereby staff working for SWROCU may be able to claim compensation for travelling to work if they meet a set criteria.  

For more information, please refer to a copy of the protocol attached. Should you have any questions please make contact with SWROCUBusinessTeam@avonandsomerset.police.uk

If you are interested to find our more information about this post, please email us at: SWROCURecruitment@avonandsomerset.police.uk

About us

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We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.