Financial Investigations -Operations Manager Multi Agency Cash Cell
National Crime Agency
Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 30th January 2023
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We are recruiting for an Operations Manager for the Multi Agency Cash Cell (MACC), in Chelmsford.
This is a proactive investigations team working on illicit finance & threats facing the UK. You will be responsible for working upstream to identify those responsible for organised crime, utilising a wide range of resources and seeking criminal justice outcomes.
This role will be part of a paid on call roster to respond to the threat.
How to learn more about the role
On Tuesday 17th January 2023 between 18:30 and 19:30, we will be hosting a MS Teams event where you can hear officers working within the NCA’s Investigations Command discussing the role in detail and be given the opportunity to ask questions.
Attendance for this event is by invitation only. To register your interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP with the subject NCA Investigations Event 17/01/23.
You will be working closely with other NCA departments and partner agencies to identify threats from criminality and work in a challenging environment to pursue offenders. Using innovative approaches and ground breaking techniques you will be making decisions which help disrupt and bring to justice criminals who present the highest threat to the UK.
***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***
- Manage change activity and communicate proposed changes with staff and stakeholders. Set and monitor operational performances and ensure that all operations and projects align with strategic objectives, comply with relevant control strategies and oversee the update of risk registers
- Provide operational support, advice and guidance to police throughout the UK into Investigations of serious crime. Ensure local/national strategy, policy, legislative frameworks and operational priorities are developed and promoted amongst NPCC Law enforcement, partners and government departments. To build good working relationships with both internal and external partners including other law enforcement agencies.
- To apply specialist legislation such as POCA 2002, Fraud Act 2006 or Bribery Act 2010 to complex economic crime investigations.
- To drive the use of asset recovery tools and legislation, providing advice and guidance to operational teams and partners on the options available to identify, freeze and seize illicit wealth
- To deliver high impact economic crime disposals, either through criminal justices, civil or regulator outcomes, through maximizing use of available legislation, NCA specialist resource and working relationships with partners.
· Currently or recently lapsed (within last 3 years) POC/Financial Investigators accreditation
· Current or recently lapsed (within last 3 years) PIP2 accreditation or equivalent recognised qualification/accreditation issued by a government body
Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.
Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.
Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Managing a Quality Service
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Recent experience of conducting criminal, civil or regulatory investigations on complex economic and financial cases.
- Experience and an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting operational agency activity.
- Proven experience of successfully leading a team to deliver against operational objectives and performance.
- Experience in effective operational and investigative decision making with accountability for decisions made.
Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want to enable you to build a really successful career with the Agency and wider Civil Service.
If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.
All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
- Civil Service pension scheme
- 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
- Training and development opportunities
- Cycle2work scheme
We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.
We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).
Selection process details
If you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must submit your application by 23:55 on 30th January 2023.
Once submitted your application will be acknowledged by the Government Recruitment Service.
Please note depending on the volume of applications a Longlist at sift may be conducted on following criteria:
- Recent experience of conducting criminal, civil or regulatory investigation on complex economic or financial cases
- Current or recently lapsed (within last 3 years) PIP2 accreditation or equivalent recognised qualification/accreditation issued by a Government body
Candidates must pass this criteria for their application to be progressed.
A panel will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit for the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section.
Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.
Sift results are expected to be released w/c 20th February 2023
Interviews will take place Throughout March 2023 - locations to be confirmed. Please be advised that the type of interview (eg. virtual/face-to-face) may be subject to change and successful candidates will be notified of this prior to attending. However the interview is conducted, the interview criteria will remain as shown on Page 17 of the candidate information pack.
The above sift and interview dates are an indicative timeline.
Should you be successful at sift but cannot attend on the interview date(s) listed the recruitment team cannot guarantee an alternative date. Please contact the recruitment team.
You will then be asked to attend an interview in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.
Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates.
Where more than one location is advertised, candidates will be appointed in merit order for each location. You will be asked to state your location preference on your application.
Please be aware that you can be posted to any location that you put in your preferences. If you would only like to be posted to one location, please confirm one location only. If you are posted to a location that you have requested and you do not accept that location, you may not be offered another role.
Please note, only advertised location can be offered. Notes populated in a free text box will not be taken into consideration.
Candidates who are judged to be a near miss at interview may be considered for other positions in the NCA which may be at a lower grade, but have a potential skills match.
Here at the agency we are currently piloting a hybrid working pattern. 3 out of 5 working days are spent in the office. Further details will be discussed with the successful candidate. Please note this is subject to change and dependant on the job role.
We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. As part of our application process you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process that you may need. If you have a disability or long-term condition (a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities protected under the Equality Act 2010) and need us to make any adjustments or do anything differently during the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing email@example.com, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.
Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0117 372 0000 as soon as possible before the closing date if you wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments before applying.
Inclusion and Accessibility
The NCA embraces and values diversity in all forms. Being truly reflective of the communities we serve and building a culture where everyone can perform at their best is critical to leading the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime – something which affects us all. We want to recruit and retain the very best and broadest diversity of officers so the NCA welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds.
We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer. As a Disability Confident Leader we are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact email@example.com
VETTING REQUIREMENTS SC
All security clearances require you to provide evidence of your UK footprint where you have been physically present in the UK.
The requirement for SC clearance is to have been present in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.
Failure to meet the residency requirements will result in your security clearance application being rejected.
If you require SC clearance you will need to provide evidence of the below requirements.
Checks will be made against:
- Departmental or company records (personnel files, staff reports, sick leave reports and security records)
- UK criminal records covering both spent and unspent criminal records.
- Your credit and financial history with a credit reference agency
- Security Services records
We encourage all candidates to thoroughly review the candidate pack which explains the role further before submitting an application.
If you have any specific queries about the role that are not covered by the candidate pack, please contact:
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
- Name : NCA Recruitment Team - GRS
- Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment team :
- Email : email@example.com
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/recruitment/recruitment-complaints/