Money Laundering Investigations Team Leader - ML Investigations Team

Reference: Police Life

Date Posted: 2 Oct 2023

Salary: £ 37,462

Position Type: Permanent, full-time

Location: UK


Grade - Staff Grade G5

About Us:

Join our dynamic team as a Money Laundering Investigations Team Leader within the Environment Agency's Economic Crime Unit, a vital part of Enforcement & Investigations in the National Enforcement Service. Here, we lead financial investigations and provide essential guidance on the Proceeds of Crime Act legislation to empower the wider Environment Agency enforcement community.

As the Team Leader for the Money Laundering Investigations Team, you'll collaborate closely with the Economic Crime Unit Manager, Asset Denial Team Leader, and the Senior Financial Intelligence Officer. We wholeheartedly embrace innovation and creativity, fostering a dynamic approach to our work practices. Your leadership will be instrumental in ensuring the cohesion and effective operation of the unit. Ready to make a difference in the fight against environmental crime? Join us and let your creativity shine.

Why Choose Us: 

  • Leadership & Innovation: Lead a dynamic team, where your ideas can shape the future. We encourage innovation and creativity to drive our mission forward.
  • Collaborative Excellence: Collaborate with the Asset Denial Team and Money Laundering Investigations Team. Together, we use our expertise and Proceeds of Crime Act Powers to disrupt, prevent, and investigate environmental crime.
  • Impactful Work: Join our hard-working national team, committed to depriving criminals of unlawfully gained assets and safeguarding the environment.
  • Dynamic Environment: We provide room for innovation and creativity, empowering you to find new ways to combat environmental crime. Your ideas will drive efficiency and change.
  • Continuous Growth: We support your professional development, ensuring you stay updated with the latest legislation and best practices.
  • Embark on this exciting journey with us, where your work directly contributes to a cleaner, safer future, protecting our environment from harm.

What do I need? 

  • An essential requirement is your experience or strong understanding of conducting criminal, civil, or regulatory investigations into complex economic or financial cases.
  • Ideally, you've previously worked as an Accredited Financial Investigator, Confiscator, or Money Laundering Investigator, as your role will involve supporting your team's technical capabilities.
  • An understanding of criminal and civil law, along with UK legislation impacting agency activities, especially the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) concerning money laundering offenses and cash seizures.
  • While not mandatory, it would be advantageous if you already hold SC and NPPV security clearances. If not, we expect you to undergo and successfully achieve these clearances, as they are essential for the role.
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching team members, enhancing their abilities, and fostering their growth.
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated by successfully leading teams, fostering collaboration, and achieving objectives.
  • The ability to influence stakeholders, whether internal or external, to support your team's goals and drive change.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll benefit from a culture that embraces difference and is inclusive where you’ll feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We’ll invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career.

What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package including:

  • A salary of £37,462
  • A generous career average pension scheme
  • Overtime opportunities through standby and incident pay
  • 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays for full-time employees
  • Great career opportunities
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave scheme
  • Options for flexible and/or part-time working upon request

As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion. If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact the recruitment team at

Additional Information:

This role involves overseeing a dispersed team located in various hubs across the country. However, you have the flexibility to choose your base from any Environment Agency (EA) office. Given the nature of managing a dispersed team, occasional travel will be necessary, including overnight stays.

This is a full-time role.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the UK's biggest environmental organisation. Join us, and together, let's tackle the challenges of a changing climate and build a more sustainable future. Apply now and embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career journey with the Environment Agency!

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