Job title: Financial Investigation Supervisor Grade: PO 3 Role code: END040609 Status: Police Staff Home Office code: Operational Support
Main purpose of the role:
Supervise and develop a team of Financial Investigators to ensure that all financial investigations undertaken by the Serious Economic Crime Unit (SECU) are fully and efficiently investigated in accordance with the Drugs Trafficking Act 1994, Criminal Justice Act 1998 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in order to maximise the recovery of the proceeds from crime and the prosecution of offenders.
Monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the workloads of the Financial Investigators, ensuring a balanced workload and agreeing individual investigation plans, in order to ensure that all financial investigations are fully and efficiently investigated and that the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and associated legislation is used in a way which maximises the recovery of the proceeds from crime and the prosecution of offenders.
Assist in the investigation of more complex investigations cases, initially analysing and assessing the information, in order to determine the best lines of enquiry, providing expert advice, obtaining the appropriate Court Orders from the Crown Court and conducting interviews with suspects.
Supervise all aspects of case file quality in order to ensure that the evidence being submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service and the Court is comprehensive, timely and of the highest standard to enable the production of a robust case which minimises the possibility of challenge and maximises the maximises the potential outcome of a successful cash seizure detention, forfeiture, confiscation or conviction.
Manage and motivate team and individual performance, providing direction and leadership, participating in recruitment and selection, undertaking staff appraisals, addressing welfare, capability and discipline issues, advising on personal development, training and coaching, including the quality assurance, dip testing, assessment, allocation and throughput of work to enhance individual and team competencies, in order to maximise performance from individuals, enable a consistent high quality performance and ensure that a professional and efficient service is provided at all times.
Ensure that through effective mentoring and completion of personal development plans the Financial Investigators within the SECU maintain their professional accreditation with the National Crime Agency in order that the unit are able to deploy the maximum amount of resource on casework at any one time and deliver a professional and efficient financial investigation service.
Maintain an in depth understanding of the legislation and developing case law in relation to money laundering, confiscation, forfeiture and restraint procedures under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in order to ensure that Essex and Kent Police continue to derive the maximum benefit from legislation in relation to the recovery of the proceeds of crime and the prosecution of offenders.
Act as the single point of contact for anti money laundering referrals received from the Financial Intelligence Division of the NCA, Financial Institutions and Legal Representatives and take appropriate investigative action, prioritising referrals in liaison with the Detective Inspector in order to decide which are appropriate to deal with and which to refer elsewhere.
Liaise with relevant bodies such as the NCA, Crown Prosecution Service, Financial Institutions and Government bodies in order to maintain a co- ordinated course of direction in relation to financial investigation, money laundering, confiscation, and forfeiture.
Attend case conferences with Prosecution Counsel and the Crown Prosecution Service in connection with financial investigation cases as required and assist Senior Investigating Officers and departments within Essex and Kent Police by providing advice and support in areas of financial investigation.
Management Vetting required.
The post holder will be qualified to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent. They will be an accredited financial investigator with the NCA and be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of banking law, money laundering regulations and associated legislation, coupled with a strong investigative background.
Previous supervisory experience is essential. They must be able to demonstrate experience in dealing effectively with any welfare, performance and training issues, assessing training and performance needs, to ensure continued professional development of staff.
Good communication skills along with the ability to deal with individuals from all levels both internally and externally are necessary. Excellent organisational skills, the ability to manage and prioritise their own workload and the ability to effectively delegate and prioritise workloads is essential in order to deliver an efficient and reliable financial investigation service.
Strong analytical, numeracy and literacy skills are essential to the role as are strong advocacy skills to build and defend a case. Due to the nature of the role the post holder will be required to attend court, therefore there will be the requirement to speak confidently in public within the court environment.
Flexibility in hours is required to suit operational requirements. The post holder will be expected to travel to meet operational needs for which appropriate expenses will be paid.
This post is deemed to be a designated post.
Vetting clearance is a pre-requisite of employment in designated posts and the post holder will be subject to management vetting assessment every 7 years. National security vetting clearances are reviewed every 10 years.
This role is PIP Level 1 or 2 dependent upon whether the post holder comes from a Detective background.
Analyse critically (level 2)
I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (level 2)
I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (level 2)
I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.
Emotionally Aware (level 2)
I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.
Innovative and Open-minded (level 2)
I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.
Take Ownership (level 2)
I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public service (accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Crime Investigation (Level 4)
Able to recognise potential conflicts of interest between solicitors and suspects. Effectively plans and prepares work in order to progress investigatons. Analyses results obtained from interviews etc., in order to identify further offences, offenders and lines of enquiry. Has a comprehensive understanding of identification policies, procedures and their applications. Submits high quality reports and case files within time limits. Has an appreciation of the operating practices of the intelligence unit.
Drugs (Level 4)
Has detailed knowledge of all types of drugs and paraphernalia used to administer and manufacture illegal substances. Has specialist knowledge of drugs related offences, relevant legislation, the evidence required to support further investigation and draws upon the support and assistance of other experienced officers and interested agencies. Regularly and effectively participates in operations which tackle the investigation of drug related crime. Aware of drugs profit confiscation legislation and basic informant handling procedures.
Financial Investigation (Level 5)
Has a well developed knowledge of financial transactions and institutions, understanding the relevant processes, practices, relationships and obligations under legislation. Applies this knowledge when conducting investigations to provide for an effective and efficient process.
Fraud (Level 4)
Demonstrates a good working knowledge of the formation and structure of companies and businesses. Understands the principles of banking. Has a good understanding of how to obtain confidential material and the confiscation of assests obtained as a result of criminal conduct.
Health and Safety (Level 4)
Has received Supervisor training and takes responsibility for the safety of directly subordinate staff and visitors. Understands the procedures in place for the safe storage of hazardous substances, fire precautions and evacuation. Resolves hazards or problems identified within roles or work environments. Undertakes skills passport assessments for new and existing staff. Re-assesses passport as and when new equipment/technology is introduced.Completes annual reviews of skills passports, training needs analysis.
Information Management and Technology (Level 4)
Can conduct basic computer searches and can correctly interpret data generated. Can create and amend records, according to role requirement. Knows established rules and protocols. Understands impact of data quality, and is self-monitoring on data quality issues.
Intelligence Gathering and Analysis (Level 5)
Has a good working knowledge of the intelligence function as a whole. Able to undertake intelligence gathering and analysis in conjuction with other organisations, generally involving more complex situations and/or level 2 targets.And/or supervises others who are analysing and gathering intelligence. Able to make decisions regarding the allocation of information received and when packages are put together, to make decisions as to their level of priority.
Interviewing - General (Level 4)
Has received some training in reliable interviewing techniques and is able to apply these techniques fairly, consistently and to good effect. Identifies the key issues for examination and tests these using open and probing questions. Identifies weaknesses and inconsistencies in the account and seeks clarification. Keeps good written records of the interview for future.
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 5)
Has a thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the police and all other participants in the legal process. Has overall responsibility for advising other officers on the application of all legislation, policy and procedure relevant to the current role. Confident in the application of the complaints procedure and policy, able to initiate an investigation, where this is warranted, and secure relevant evidence.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 5)
Has sufficient understanding of the NPCC records management policies be able to offer appropriate guidance and support to staff. Is able to identify the appropriate MOPI group for any record with a policing purpose and ensure that all policing records within the team are retained, reviewed or destroyed in line with the MOPI codes of practice. Quality assures staff to ensure a full understanding and compliance with the APP for Information Management (incorporating MOPI guidance), highlighting failings and taking appropriate action as required. Ensures training and / or refresher training is provided and completed. Ensures that systems are correctly linked together to ensure effective management and recording of information across systems. Appropriately reviews digital information held on system(s) and physical records in storage to ensure that they are retained only where there is a policing purpose. Complies with relevant policies and procedures in respect of prioritisation, sanitisation, dissemination, shari g, relevancy, accuracy, adequacy and timeliness.
Risk Management (Level 5)
Able to anticipate, accurately define and establish the relative level of risk likely to affect their specialist function, in terms of likelihood and impact, together with how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their role within the force. Assesses the risks of national initiatives providing feedback at the relevant level. Has an understanding of pathways to alert all appropriate senior managers to flawed or ineffective control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks.
Statistical Analysis (Level 3)
Familiar with use of basic statistics, charts and tables and is able to draw reasonable conclusions from available data. Able to identify degrees of reliability in raw data and published statistics, and advise colleagues accordingly. Demonstrates ability to convert figures into tables, charts or graphs using appropriate style and balance to convey meaning to other users.
Training (Level 3)
Able to present and convey ideas and new/ revised procedures, on a one to one or group basis, to a logical and well structured plan. Aware of a variety of training techniques, tools and principles.