Thurrock Council is serious about tackling fraud committed against the authority and the wider-public sector ensuring that public money is safeguarded. In 2018, Thurrock Council received government support to launch the National Investigation Service, a new collaboration between policing and government.
This collaboration, hosted in the Council, is formed of experts in their field with experience drawn from investigating all types of economic crime, receiving praise from the judiciary in successfully bringing criminals to justice. The service works with other public authorities faced with serious and complex economic crime and shares its resources to apprehend those responsible.
The service is looking for an experienced practitioner in criminal intelligence to join the NIS Criminal Intelligence Bureau. You will be required to undertake intelligence enquiries and investigations to support the operational objectives of the NIS targeting criminals who seek to commit offences against the public purse around the UK. You will be expected to develop intelligence and provide active support to investigations with involvement in arrests, search and seizure operations, as well as identifying further intelligence opportunities for the benefit of the service.
As a key member of the team you will have significant experience working on crime operations and have knowledge of the effects on the public sector. The service is a 24/7 function and when necessary you will be expected to work through the night and on weekends and bank holidays to achieve our objectives.
You will be a self-starter, confident at speaking to large groups and delivery of operational briefings to both internal and external agencies.
You must have considerable operational experience from a recognised law enforcement agency and will be at least accredited with IPP/PIP2 or equivalent and should ideally hold the Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) qualification.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check at Enhanced level will be required for this post.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Nicholas Coker on 01375 652157.
The role requires the holder to hold or obtain National Security Vetting to ‘SC’ Level and Non-Police Personnel Vetting to Level 3, within 3 months of appointment.
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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