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Accredited Financial Investigator

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:Yes 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Byron House, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6HS 


Closing date:08 December 2019 at midnight 

This is a permanent post (previously advertised as fixed term)
The starting salary is £32,878 (Level One) rising to £34,788 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, confident individual to join a small and friendly Trading Standards team, which is recognised for its excellent working partnerships, being in a unique position based in a City Centre police station.  We are committed to improving the quality of life for citizens, businesses and visitors to Nottingham, with a focus on safety in all its various aspects. A core city of England, our team has a strong local and regional profile, achieving high impact results with limited resources.
We are looking for an Accredited Financial Investigator to work with the Trading Standards and Safer Housing teams, to support investigations into fraudulent trading and rogue landlords, leading to confiscations under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The main duties will be to conduct financial investigations into identified individuals, businesses and those from organised crime groups, with a view to prosecution under relevant legislation.  You will have had recent experience in the restraint of assets, including cash forfeiture, as well as having proven investigation skills, interviewing of suspects and Court experience.  You must be able to demonstrate continuing accreditation under the Act.
For this position, you will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic, with a genuine commitment to achieve.  This is a full time permanent position of 37 hours per week, and is subject to full Police vetting.  This is an opportunity for a self motivated individual:  you will have the ability to work with the minimum of supervision, as well as in a team environment.  You must be able to communicate at all levels, and be able to maintain accurate records of all financial investigations conducted. 
You will be recognised and valued, and feel that you are making a significant contribution to the welfare and safety of local vibrant communities.
• To be accredited with the NPIA as a financial investigator for the purposes of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
• To have an understanding of the need for, and the aims of, Trading Standards and other regulatory services, and the role that the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 can play in those environments.
• To have experience and awareness of current financial investigation and auditing techniques, and of dealing with financially based analytical work
• Demonstrated experience of financial investigation and asset confiscation
• Substantial experience of working in an investigative role, with a proven ability to investigate offences, interview suspects, prepare concise accurate information and give evidence in court proceedings.
• Willingness and ability to achieve Police vetting acceptance.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Fiona Needham, Tel: 0115 844 5018 Email:
Useful information for Applicants:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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