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 council is looking for an experienced practitioner from the law enforcement community to continue to champion the innovative work in this economic crime space. Success in this role will be gained through engagement with key stakeholders, including partner agencies, to work to a common purpose of protecting public money and strengthening the capability across the public sector.
As a key member of the team you will have significant experience in economic crime affecting the public sector and the associated strategies with achieving good outcomes. The service is a 24/7 function and you will be expected to work through the night and on weekends and bank holidays, where necessary, to achieve our objectives.
You will be a well-respected practitioner in criminal investigation with demonstrable success of applying innovation and best practice to crime problems. With experience in management of people and the management of expectations of stakeholders, you will contribute to a growing team by enabling internal development.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract, with the option to become permanent.
This role will be based across Grays , Southend-on-sea and various sites across the U.K.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be required for this post.
You must have considerable operational experience from a recognised law enforcement agency and will be at least accredited with PIP/2 (or National CID Course or equivalent) as well as a current College of Policing surveillance accreditation. The successful candidate will also be required to become an SAO under POCA legislation.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Michael Dineen via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate must be able to gain National Security Vetting to ‘SC’ Level within 3 months of appointment; if this is not possible/achieved then employment may be terminated.
Closing Date: 15th February, 10.00 am
Interviews & an Assessment will be held in Grays, Essex week-commencing 25th February 2019
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.
Here at Thurrock council we are striving to unlock sustainable growth, and lay the foundations for future growth and prosperity of the area. Situated on the north side of the River Thames bordering Essex, Kent and East London, Thurrock is an area of great contrast, with a well-balanced mixture of beauty and business. We are determined to improve Thurrock as a place, ensuring we are providing the best services for the people of Thurrock whilst offering the opportunity of prosperity.
Thurrock council is bucking the trend seen across most local authorities, we have a forecast balanced budget to 2021/22 which will provide the council with unique opportunities to change how we do things and improve the offer to our residents and businesses. Our aim is to create a place where people and businesses want to stay and thrive, and developers and investors want to invest.
We have an exciting and ambitious agenda to deliver here at Thurrock council with £20billion of new investment planned for homes, jobs and infrastructure including £6billion being invested in private sector jobs; 24,500 new jobs planned over the next 20 years - working towards a future where every resident has a good job and £100million new investment in our schools – to ensure our education offer is first class, whilst building upon 97% of our primary schools being “good” or better.
Thurrock is a diverse place, known not only for its ports and logistics centres but home of the Royal Opera House and the expanding intu Lakeside Shopping Centre. Thurrock’s heritage, wildlife sites and breath-taking countryside offer the best of both being perfectly positioned just 35 minutes from central London.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited employer 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.
If you want to be part of an ambitious, exciting yet challenging council, where you can really make a difference join #TeamThurrock now!
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