Financial Investigator (Designated)

  • Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Bristol, UK
  • Posted 3 days ago
  • March 14, 2021
  • £29,793 - £31,725

Financial Investigator (Designated) – South West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

The Sensitive Intelligence Unit (SIU) is a secure intelligence environment able to receive, assess, analyse and disseminate sensitive intelligence material by providing a ‘firewall’ which protects covert sources and methods.

In collaboration with government agencies and partners such as HMRC, UK Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and the National Crime Agency, the SIU uses a range of datasets for research and analysis.

Almondsbury – SW ROCU Northern Hub, within the vicinity of junction 16 of M5 – BS32 4AB

Contract duration – 12 months

You will be working in a Sensitive Intelligence environment dealing with a variety of investigations relating to Serious and Organised Crime. The work will be varied and you will be expected to provide professional advice regarding financial enquires to Senior Investigators and supervisors and be able to work independently to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The workload varies from day to day and includes simple telephone enquiries to obtaining production orders and preparing case papers for court. You will advise on investigations and assist in preparing Financial Investigative strategies for Intelligence managers and provide practical and tactical advice in addition to managing a case load of financial enquiries.

Financial intelligence is a key aspect of any investigation and your role will be key to intelligence development and successful prosecution of offenders. You will often identify and be able to fill intelligence gaps using your experience and the tools available to you as an accredited Financial Investigator.

In this role your Main Responsibilities will be:-

  • Planning and preparation of financial investigations identified through Intelligence Development within the unit.
  • To deal with all financial aspects of intelligence development, account freezing orders, account monitoring orders, confiscation investigations under POCA and Civil Recovery investigations utilising powers now available under the Criminal Finance Act 2017.
  • Presenting case material including financial statements.
  • Attending court if necessary.
  • To investigate money laundering disclosures made by financial institutions under the relevant acts and provide guidance and support to the SW ROCU in all matters relating to financial investigation.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required: 

  • You will be an accredited Financial Investigator.
  • Previous experience of interacting with other agencies/organisations, specifically CPS and Court services and developing and maintaining relationships.
  • Experience of decision making and working to tight deadlines and managing workload with consideration of priorities.
  • Be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of financial legislation.
  • Experience of communicating effectively both in writing and orally i.e. reports and presentations.
  • Experience in obtaining information in an inquisitive but tactful manner and presenting information in an objective impartial style.

For further information regarding the role please contact #SWROCU Recruitment.

For further information in respect of the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit and how the unit disrupts serious and organised crime within the communities across the South West of England, please visit our website –

Please note appointments to this post are subject to a higher security clearance at SC & MV Level.  To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

For internal candidates, conversations must take place with your first line manager and SLT sign off must be obtained when applying.

Please note the SW ROCU commuting policy is currently under review with Regional HR.

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Why work for the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit?

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative collaboration, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population across the region. If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit will most definitely be of interest to you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit is working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the ROCU, where communities are currently under-represented including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other 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 working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

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 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit 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.

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    £29,793 - £31,725
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