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Accredited Financial Investigator - 8299

1
National
Various
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Other, Analytical
£34,330
There are many different aspects of the role of Accredited Financial Investigator. The full description is available in the candidate pack. Here are a few key expectations around the role:
to carry out Revisit Investigations and Money Laundering and confiscation investigations with a view to prosecuting offenders involved in environmental crime, identifying and recovering criminal assets through the legislation of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Provide specialist guidance to operational teams in order to influence compliance with Environment Agency policy / legislation / best practice ways of working and contribute to the delivery of business plans.
Provide and co-ordinate specialist technical advice and guidance to area teams, from a range of sources; ensure that local decisions are based on sound technical judgment and are in line with current legislation.
Mentor and coach others on policies, procedures, practices and techniques equipping them with the knowledge and skills to deliver their work in an effective and efficient manner
Keep up to date on changing legislation / best practice externally, to inform internal priorities and appropriate alignment.
Lead or participate in projects, providing functional / specialist input to improve ways of working and business change & efficiency.
The Accredited Financial Investigator is part of the Environment Agency’s National Investigation Team which investigates serious and organised environmental crime. The team also provides support and guidance to Area Enforcement Teams and the wider enforcement community. You will be part of a wider department which is the National Enforcement Service which includes the National Intelligence Team, Prevention and Disruption and Enforcement Once.
The role of a Financial Investigator is varied and you’ll draw upon a number of key skills and personal characteristics. In addition, specific, relevant work experience as an Accredited Financial Investigator or Accredited Financial Intelligence Officer is required but it’s also important that you show an ability to demonstrate the key transferrable skills and personal qualities that we’re looking for. It would also be useful if you had experience in the following:
• Dealing with complex and protracted investigations
• Preparing prosecution files
• Working collaboratively with other teams and external stakeholders
• Obtaining Special Procedure Material
• Preparation and presentation of evidence at court.
• Experience of Proceeds of Crime legislation
Closing date: 25th June 2018 at 23:55 hours
Full information regarding this post is available in the candidate pack. However, if you would like to know more about the team and base locations. Please contact:
Vic Deanes - vic.deanes@environment-agency.gov.uk OR Fiona Havercroft - Fiona.havercroft@environment-agency.gov.uk
You will need to have current accreditation through the National Crime Agency at least to Accredited Financial Intelligence Officer or Confiscators level; or evidence that you are in the process of achieving this accreditation. If your accreditation has been suspended in the past 12 months, we will also consider your application.
Basic Check
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.
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
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
Influences and Persuades Others
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.
You will need to have current accreditation through the National Crime Agency at least to Accredited Financial Intelligence Officer or Confiscators level; or evidence that you are in the process of achieving this accreditation. If your accreditation has been suspended in the past 12 months, we will also consider your application.
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.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.