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Police Resettlement EXPO 2022

05 Nov 2023

Investigation Officer, Criminal Investigation Team, South

Insolvency Service Stand: P1

We are recruiting a criminal investigator for the Criminal Investigation Team in the southern region who will play a key role in the team, carrying out criminal investigations mainly under the Insolvency Act 1986, Companies Act 2006, Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, Fraud Act 2006, and Theft Act 1968, reporting to the Senior Investigation Manager and the Chief Investigator.

The role can be based in Stratford in London, Croydon, or Exeter and regular attendance will be required in accordance with the hybrid working model of 40% office attendance

The main duties of the role are:

  • Investigate a range of criminal offences including complex fraud, bankruptcy, insolvency and Covid related offences. Obtain detailed statements of witnesses in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, Magistrates Court Act 1980 and the Criminal Justice Act of 1988 and 2003
  • Interview persons suspected of offences under the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)
  • Prepare case files with detailed evidence based reports on the findings of investigations in accordance with the management of disclosure material under the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA). These will be to a high standard suitable for testing in Criminal Courts, often to tight timescales
  • Work closely with line management to effectively manage your caseload, reviewing the progress of cases, maintaining quality and meeting legislative demands. Ensure quality in the preparation of cases, leading to criminal proceedings or disclosure to other regulators
  • Work closely with the Agency’s prosecution and advisory lawyers and counsel, take the lead and drive follow up action arising from criminal cases. Contribute to discussion with lawyers and counsel, being a witness in appropriate cases and attending court as a witness/disclosure officer. Work closely with other investigation/prosecution/enforcement disciplinary agencies and stakeholders to ensure enforcement action is progressed appropriately and promptly, ensuring value for money
  • To contribute to the performance of the team and the achievement of the team targets as well as embedding continuous improvement practises as business as usual activity, as well as maintaining investigation standards 
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