Financial Investigation Supervisor - SW ROCU

Police Staff
Full Time
Almondsbury - SW ROCU Northern Hub, within the vicinity of junction 16 of M5 - BS32 4AB, Other
Based at the SW ROCU Northern Hub within the vicinity of J16 of M5 with the expectation of travel across the region.
SO 2

£31,875 - £33,732


12/07/2020, 23:55

The Regional Economic Crime Unit uses financial investigation techniques to disrupt serious and organised criminals that are based in South West England. In partnership with other law enforcement agencies and government departments from the UK and abroad it works to bring criminal prosecutions and regulatory disruption and use the Proceeds of Crime Act to deny criminals the profits from their offending through confiscation and forfeiture. An opportunity has arisen for a fully accredited financial investigator to take a role as Financial Investigation Supervisor within the RECU.

In this role, your Main Responsibilities will be:

  • Supervising financial investigators and ensure work submitted for court proceedings meets the required standard. You will monitor FISS CPD compliance across the team, and support and develop trainee staff to achieve and maintain accreditation in financial investigation and confiscation.
  • The case officer for some more complex cases, and you will supervise the conduct of other investigations by the FI’s. These will primarily be investigations under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and may include criminal money laundering, asset forfeiture and confiscation, confiscation enforcement, and Civil Recovery at the High Court. It will involve presenting case material including financial statements and attending court if necessary.
  • Working in conjunction with Senior Investigating Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service to set and manage financial investigation strategies for investigations being conducted by the wider Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:

  • You will need to be a trained financial investigator with accredited powers of part 2, 5, 8 under POCA and importantly fully conversant in your use with recent evidence of completing confiscation statements.
  • You must have excellent computer skills.
  • You must have experience evaluating information in order to make decisions.
  • You must have experience in liaising with external agencies.
  • Supervisory experience.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

For internal applicants , to apply for this position you must have been employed in your current role / team for a minimum of 12 months to be eligible to apply for a lateral move via an expression of interest in line with your home force guidelines. In addition to this you must seek line management endorsement to support your application.

Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.

For further information in respect of the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit and how the unit disrupts serious and organised crime within the communities across the South West of England, please visit our website -

For further information regarding this post please contact DI Peter Highway on 01278 648335 / 07889 657263 or via email

Please note the SW ROCU commuting vehicle policy is currently under review with Regional HR.


Why work for the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit?

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative collaboration, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population across the region. If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit will most definitely be of interest to you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The South West Regional Organised Crime Unit is working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the ROCU, where communities are currently under-represented including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.  All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.



Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.  

This vacancy is closed to applications.