Financial Investigator (Des) - South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

Police Staff
Full Time
Within the vicinity of J16 of M5 or J29 of M5
SO 1

£29,064 - £30,951


10/07/2020, 23:55

This is an opportunity to perform the role of Financial Investigation Officer, investigating serious and organised criminals affecting the communities of the South West Regional Police Forces. 

In this role, your Main Responsibilities will be:

To investigate offenders within the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Police Reform Act 2002, the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

To plan and prepare criminal, confiscation and civil recovery financial investigations, present case material including disclosure of unused material and prepare financial statements attending for Court if necessary.

To provide guidance and support to the South West ROCU in all matters relating to financial investigation, Special Procedure Production Orders, POCA production orders, search and seizure warrants, customer information and account monitoring orders.

To develop and maintain close liaison with the NCA, HRMC, Financial Investigators in other Forces and other agencies to assist in successful prosecutions ensuring the defendant is deprived of any benefit from crime.

To deal with enquiries from other jurisdictions received in accordance with the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 if required.

To provide specialist support to major investigations in relation to financial enquiries.


Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:

You will be an Accredited Financial Investigator or have held accreditation within the last 3 years.

You must have excellent computer skills.

You will have experience in liaising with external agencies especially CPS and court services.

You will be able to make decisions and meet tight deadlines working within a high workload.

You should be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

You will have experience in obtaining and presenting information in an objective impartial way.

You will have experience of interviewing.

Experience of conducting financial investigations in line with POCA sensitively and discreetly.

You will hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the region using alternative transport.

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.

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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: Paul Phillips on 07889659153 or via email or Carrie Garrett on 07889659159 or via email


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.  

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