Service Care Solutions are looking for a team of Investigators to work on a full-time contract with a local authority in Grays, Essex.
The purpose of the role is to identify and investigate serious organised crime cases throughout the UK committed against the UK government, working in conjunction with other agencies where necessary.
And to identify any weaknesses in systems and controls, to develop and implement processes and procedures to reduce the risk for fraud to be committed.
1.To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives / targets.
2.To ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Thurrock Council's Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work.
3.To fully understand, and be aware of, the NATIS`S functions and response to COVID 19 related fraud.
4.At the discretion of the Assistant Director, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed, consistent with the nature of the job described above.
5.To be familiar with Equal Opportunities good practice and the NATIS`S requirements for Diversity and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team and workplace.
6.To promote and work in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act.
7.To maintain the highest level of integrity and performance in delivering services to the NATIS and partners, following the department's Code of Ethics and operational standards.
8.To ensure compliance with all aspects of the Operational Manual and Circulars, particularly in respect of Health and Safety issues when working off-site and outside core hours.
9.To operate across the UK conducting visits to suspects, witnesses and other organisations to obtain witness statements and material in accordance with the provisions of PACE, the Criminal Justice Act and Civil Procedure Rules where applicable.
10.To prepare and make applications for the authorisation of covert activity including surveillance applications and any other relevant activity. To complete and submit applications, reviews, renewals and cancellation forms in respect of these activities in accordance within the statutory time frames.
11.To prepare for, and undertake, covert surveillance with other officers in the department or partner agencies. To prepare and deliver operation orders and briefings for such activity to other staff, police officers and other agencies.
12.To prepare applications for search warrants under PACE/POCA and attend Magistrates'/Crown Courts to lay supporting information where applicable.
13.To prepare applications for assistance from other agencies in joint arrest and search operations. To brief officers prior to the operation and be accountable for all evidence seized by the police.
•Knowledge of procedures to apply for directed covert surveillance and other covert authorities.
• A sound working knowledge of legislation relating to the gathering of evidence and the preparation of prosecution files.
• Proven experience of successfully investigating allegations of crime, that led to successful outcomes.
• Experience of interviewing witnesses and preparing witness statements to court standards
• Formal training and experience in arresting persons suspected of crime
• Experience in using the Police National Computer
If you are interested, please ring Martin Cookson on 01772 208962
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