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Closing date: 11:55pm, 21 March 2023
Salary: £39,469 to £47,089 plus a location allowance of £1,721. You will receive £39,469 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £47,089 will be via incremental progression.
Recruitment code: Oleeo 13864
Every year, cyber criminals steal billions of pounds, but we’re working hard to stop them. As a financial investigator and confiscator, you’ll help us find stolen assets and bring offenders to justice. With your help, we can remove the proceeds of crime from high-level organised criminal networks. Join the Metropolitan Police Service’s Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) and make sure crime doesn’t pay.
The MPCCU focuses on the most serious offences of cybercrime, including malicious software (malware), ransomware, network intrusion, website defacement, and denial of service attacks. The Unit is based in the Met’s Central Specialist Crime team, and operations include sensitive, high-profile national and international enquiries.
An NDA-accredited professional, you’ll conduct high-level financial investigations with the aim of disrupting organised and violent crime. It’s a challenge that involves collaboration with a wide range of contacts, including victims, suspects, witnesses, banks, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and HM Revenue and Customs. Once you’ve collected evidence, you’ll work with CPS lawyers to bring a case, leading to the seizure and confiscation of stolen assets.
Day to day, you’ll be interrogating open-source databases, analysing data, and applying for restraint and confiscation orders. You’ll therefore need proven expertise plus awareness of relevant legislation and policy. If you’re an experienced financial investigator with strong communication skills, join us and help stop cyber criminals in their tracks.
Now more than ever is the time to join the Met Police. We want our team to be representative of London and are looking to recruit people who understand and reflect the diverse communities we engage with every day.
Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, a competitive salary, and a Civil Service pension, you'll also benefit from excellent career and professional development. If you’re looking to progress, this is an outstanding opportunity. Please note that this role is subject to security vetting.
The role requires frequent contact with internal and external departments: in particular lead investigating officers, and outside agencies including the CPS, banks and financial institutions, HM Revenue and Customs, suspects, victims, and witnesses of crime. You will have great communication skills, and will be required to communicate effectively via telephone, email, face to face meetings and through written reports. You will develop the intelligence you obtain, then when appropriate make applications under the correct legislation to convert it into an evidential format. This will include direct and frequent contact with partner agencies, and you will present applications to the Magistrates or Crown Court, attending case conferences with CPS lawyers and dealing with the legal representatives of suspects, leading to the seizure and confiscation of assets.
To conduct complex financial investigations, you’ll need the relevant experience and proven expertise. You should know how to interrogate open-source databases, analyse data, and apply for restraint and confiscation orders. With awareness of the legislative and policy requirements, embedded within the MPCCU you’ll be able to use your investigative powers to disrupt organised and violent crime.