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Police Staff Investigator

An opportunity has arisen for police staff investigators to join a new Intelligence Development Team located within the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau within the City of London Police Economic Crime Directorate. Successful candidates will be part of a small dedicated unit gathering the intelligence via multiple sources to tackle the key threats from fraud on a national level, to develop the understanding of those threats and to create intelligence packages for enforcement, disruption and prevention work.

Candidates will be required to gather and review material, intelligence and

evidence and undertakes crime investigation duties focusing on the frauds causing most harm within the UK. Candidates will have access to, and be expected to make use of the intelligence and information received into the NFIB, the National Lead Fraud Investigation Teams, Regional Crime Units, and police forces across the UK. The role will also require liaison with key stakeholders in industry and counter fraud agencies who hold relevant information to assist in combating fraud nationally and internationally.

Candidates for this role are expected to be familiar with police intelligence and investigative opportunities, ideally within an economic crime or fraud arena. Experience and knowledge of RIPA, working with financial intelligence sources, working with covert intelligence sources and/or internet based investigations are desirable as this role will be expected to work with teams in these areas as part of the intelligence development work in the unit.

The Intelligence Development Team is a newly established team of officers, staff investigators and Intelligence Researchers and Analysts, including an open source investigations capability, reporting to a DS within the team.

Operational requirements will necessitate the need to travel nationally and or internationally where required to gather intelligence.

This role will be offered on a fixed term contractual basis, with the fixed term ending on the 31 March 2020.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gather and evaluate information, in accordance with a defined and agreed collection plan, to identify gaps, patterns and trends and inform briefing, tasking and debriefing. This will feed into tactical and strategic products at a local, national and international level considering fraud threats and criminality.
  • Coordinate and deliver tactics for acquiring intelligence and evidence, within ethical guidelines and best practice standards, to meet operational objectives.
  • Prepare and deliver intelligence products to clearly and accurately inform decision making and/or facilitate response.
  • Maintain information on the intelligence system and disseminate to relevant parties, in line with confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care policies and relevant legislation.
  • Establish and maintain networks with internal and external partners, specifically in relation to fraud investigation and counter fraud agencies, to ensure appropriate information sharing in support of a timely response and to achieve shared objectives. Key stakeholders include nationally based UK units and international partners.
  • Adhere to all legal frameworks, key working principles, policies and guidance relevant to the role.
  • Help to develop innovative collection plans and new ways and means of acquiring intelligence and evidence e.g. via the public, partner agencies.
  • Stay up-to-date and/or actively contribute, within the confines of good operational practice and with data and security in mind, economic crime, and specifically fraud investigations e.g. APP updates, POLKA IPP Community.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role and grade as may reasonably be requested by line management

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of researching information and intelligence from a variety of sources.
  • Experience of interrogating, maintaining and utilising data on a variety of computerised systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience of preparing detailed reports and presenting information in a variety of formats, preferably intelligence packages.
  • Ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders to provide information and intelligence and ensure understanding.
  • Ability to break down a problem into component parts and determine appropriate action.
  • Good team working skills demonstrating awareness of individual differences and providing support as required.
  • Ability to appropriately prioritise and plan own work.
  • Ability to proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders specifically within the counter fraud landscape and policing.
  • Excellent knowledge of policy and procedure in intelligence practices including MoPI and NIM.
  • Knowledge of fraud threats affecting the UK.    
  • Ability to work extended hours and/or work from home; as and when operational requirements necessitate. Flexibility in working hours and willingness to travel.

Desirable Skills / Knowledge:

  • Skilled in using specialised and standard software related to own area of work to extract, analyse and report on data (Action Fraud databases and NICHE).
  • Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) level 1 accreditation.
  • Financial Intelligence Officer trained or Financial Intelligence Administrator trained.
  • Completed Specialist Fraud Investigators Programme.
  • Previous experience of working within the Economic Crime arena with a law enforcement or associate agency at a tactical, operational or strategic level.    
  • Experience of internet based investigations.

 

​Documents
​Job description
Covering letter

 Please note, flexible and part time working can only be considered after staff have been employed with the City of London Police for 26 weeks unless specifically noted in the advert.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact 0207 601 6849.

The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly. Please note, flexible and part time working can only be considered after staff have been employed with the City of London Police for 26 weeks unless specifically noted in the advert.    

The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.    

Please email your completed application to HRServices@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk

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Closing Date:
01/02/2019 05:00 PM
Grade:
E
Department:
NFIB, ECD
Location:
Guildhall Yard East
Contract Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time until 31st March 2020
Application Type:
Application form
Salary:
£38,730 per annum including London Weighting

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