Financial Investigator - Permanent – Part Time

Financial Investigator - Permanent – Part Time 0.56 FTE

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 created various provisions to encourage the prosecution of offenders for money laundering and the recovery of their property through cash seizure, confiscation and civil recovery processes.

The West Midlands Police Financial Investigation Team comprises police officers and police staff who concentrate on opportunities to recover assets obtained through criminality.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a flexible and self-motivated person to join the Financial Investigation Team. You will be part of a talented team of police officers and police staff whose primary purpose is to seize and confiscate criminally obtained assets 

The individual should possess the highest level of integrity and will be subject of a vetting process. 

Role Purpose:

  • To analyse financial data in order to investigate and identify assets, which have been obtained by person(s) convicted of certain criminal conduct
  • To undertake civil investigations into cash seizures. 
  • To support on-going investigations in respect of money laundering and the identification of criminal proceeds.
  • To prepare detailed reports, briefings documents, negotiations and ultimately giving evidence on oath in court on a regular basis in respect of your findings as a Financial Investigator
  • To collate, evaluate, structure and process information to identify financial audit trails and assets
  • The successful applicant will be subject to Management Vetting. They will also have the opportunity to complete the FIO programme, a 12 week distance learning course regulated and accredited by the National Crime Agency Proceeds of Crime Centre. The FIO/FI development programme aims to set a firm foundation in the core skills that are required by a Financial Investigator. It covers the development and management of UK and International financial intelligence including an introduction to money laundering.

    Qualifications - Internal

    Essential Requirements:

  • Must either be an accredited financial investigator or be prepared to work towards accreditation by the National Crime Agency Proceeds of Crime Centre as above. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate good investigative skills 
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to confidently communicate with a range of different colleagues from different disciplines
  • Experience of preparing and conducting briefings
  • A good understanding of relevant legislation including the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of integrity, discretion and confidentiality. 
  • Must be able to work on his/her own initiative whilst within a team environment and the ability to work under pressure to specific deadlines.
  • Desirable Requirements:

  • Investigative experience within a financial arena.
  • Experience of undertaking complex Investigations.
  • Experience of giving evidence in court
  • As this type of investigation can cross local, UK and overseas boarders you must be willing to travel within and outside the West Midlands Police Force area. In return we offer an opportunity to achieve in one of the most rewarding investigative arenas, on-going training and a chance to make a real difference towards reducing crime and making our communities feel safer.

    The ECU are holding a discovery session to give prospective candidates more information about the team and the roles. They will take place via Skype on Tuesday 23 February between 11:00 and 13:00. If you would like to register for this sessions please e-mail 

    West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions. The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future.

    As part of West Midlands Police, the Economic Crime Unit is striving to get to a position where we are confident that all disproportionality and disadvantage is a thing of the past. We are working closely with colleagues to make our processes transparent and fair to all applicants irrespective of background. This will ensure that we have a talented, innovative and diverse Workforce can deliver Our Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities”

    West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview.

    It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

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