ERSOU ROCU - Detective Constable - Criminal Finances Team - 8874

Posted on 17th Oct 2020

ERSOU ROCU - Detective Constable - Criminal Finances Team - 8874

Detective Constable/Police Constable – ERSOU / Economic Crime Directorate – Based in Hertfordshire or Suffolk

ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. Where possible we will also consider flexible working requests.

This advert is open to officers within the region from Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Kent, and Cambridgeshire.

At this time this advert is not open to Essex or Hertfordshire police officers.

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) has responsibility for targeting Serious and Organised Crime across the region and the delivery of specialist covert services to Forces when required. The Regional Economic Crime Unit (RECU) has responsibility for the 7 forces in the region to investigate complex economic crime and supporting operational teams across ERSOU.

The RECU consists of 3 teams:

• The Criminal Finances Team (CFT)

• The Fraud Team (FT)

• The Financial Investigation Team (FIT)

There are immediate vacancies for investigators on the following teams: CFT – 7 Force Responsibility. The focus of this team is the pro-active development of intelligence linked to Serious & Organised Crime with a specific focus on High End Money Laundering. This is a dynamic team that will manage investigations and respond to intelligence gained from both overt and covert streams.

The CFT consists of Detective Constables, Police Staff Investigators, Financial Investigators and Financial Intelligence Officers.

FT – 5 Force Responsibility The focus of this team is Fraud that is complex and beyond the capability of regional forces. The FT consists of Detective Constables and Police Staff Investigators This is an opportunity to join the RECU and become part of one of these teams.

Applicants will be enthusiastic, innovative, forward-thinking and proactive people who relish the challenges of investigating High-End Money Laundering and Complex Fraud, by targeting Serious and Organised Criminals throughout the region. The successful applicant will have opportunities to learn new skills and abilities, work closely with the ROCU capabilities and apply your experience as an investigator to make a real difference to the impact on Serious and Organised Crime.

The applicant will need to be a:

• Detective Constable and PIP 2 qualified, with experience in complex investigations or

• Police Constable and to take part in the Trainee Investigator programme. This will be with a view to becoming a PIP 2 certified investigator and have the potential to achieve the required occupational competence in order to remain within ERSOU

The successful applicants will be based at Hertfordshire or Suffolk, however may be required to travel across the region when required. The Hours of Work will be Monday – Friday 8-4 with occasional shift work.

Note to applicants – The CFT DC role profile has not yet been created which is why the RART role profile is attached. There will be no discernible difference between the profiles. The FT role profile remains unchanged.

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) or Development vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

You will be expected to provide written evidence around the following competencies and the minimum entry requirements from the role profile:

• We take ownership

• We are collaborative

• We analyse critically

• We are innovative and open minded

Please note there is a 500 words limit for each competency.

All applicants must print off a copy of the ROCU application approval form and pass this onto their line manager and head of department for authorisation. As this is a PDF document this will need to be wet signed. We will accept an audit trail of emails from your line manager and Head of Department if a wet signature is not achievable.

The completed approval form needs to be returned to as close to the closing date as possible.  Application forms will not be progressed to the shortlisting stage until the recruitment team has received a completed approval form.

Kent officers will need to have their approval form signed by their 1st line manager and then sent to to be authorised by Chief Officers.

For further information about the role or mileage from your home address to the working location please contact:

Applicants who are successfully shortlisted will subject to a panel-based interview.

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