Senior Investigation Manager - 8178

West Midlands, National
Solihull , All, Various
Sapphire East, Various
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
Operational Delivery
As the Senior Investigation Manager you will be one of our strategic leads on Major Investigations, ensuring that our prosecution cases are driven by criminal intelligence, proportionate and effective. These major investigations often involve serious organised crime groups so you will need to develop robust and complex investigation strategies that deliver timely outcomes. You will need to work closely with our Major Investigations Room Team in tasking a team of investigators to an achievable and successful prosecution result.
You will ensure there is tight governance around your investigations, providing up to date management information that provides assurance that your investigations are meeting the milestones set out in your investigation strategy.
You will be part of the National Investigations Leadership team and have line management responsibility for a small team of investigators. You will also be part of the National Enforcement Service wider Leadership Team, where you will be asked to lead on portfolio project work to help the department evolve and deliver the best service possible.
You will need to build strong relationships and influence at a senior level both internally and with external partners such as HMRC, ROCUs, GAIN and police forces.
The National Investigations department has a national remit to tackle priority offenders and serious organised environmental crime and is part of the Environment Agency’s National Enforcement Service which provides support through several disciplines including Investigations, Financial Investigations, Prevention and disruption and Intelligence.
You will ideally have experience working on and leading complex criminal investigations. If you do not, but believe that your experience is appropriate, please tell us in the evidence you provide in the application form.
Experience in working within a Major Investigation Room would also be useful but not essential.
You will have experience leading and/or line managing a team coupled with a track record of continually improving your working practices and those of your team.
Closing date: 7th June 2018 at 23:55 hours The role will ideally be based centrally in Solihull in our Major Investigations Room but this may be flexible with the expectation that a large proportion of your time is spent there. There may also be occasions where you will need to travel and a lease car will be made available to you. Overnight stays may occasionally be required but you will be given plenty of notice beforehand. Interviews will take place on the 8th & 11th June in Solihull. For further information please contact Bonnie Butler, National Investigations Manager on 07879486084 or via email
Basic Check
Leads People
Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the Environment Agency
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Develops and maintains effective working relationships
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results
Full Driving License is required
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

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