Financial Intelligence Officer – Economic Crime Unit

Reference: Police Life

Date Posted: 2 Oct 2023

Salary: £ 29,706

Position Type: Full time

Location: UK


Grade:  Staff Grade G4

Interview Dates – week commencing 30th October 2023

About us

Join our dynamic team as a Financial Intelligence Officer 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.

In this role, you'll collaborate with fellow Financial Intelligence Officers, Financial Investigators, and a Senior Crime Analyst while contributing to various facets of the unit's mission: You'll become an integral part of a dedicated, nationally recognized team committed to ensuring that environmental criminals don't profit from their wrongdoing. Our core mission is to deprive them of unlawfully gained assets while safeguarding the environment.

Why Choose Us:

  • Impactful Work: At the Environment Agency, your work directly contributes to protecting the environment and combating financial crimes. Your efforts make a real difference by ensuring environmental criminals don't profit from their actions.
  • Professional Development: You'll have opportunities for professional growth and development, including support to achieve accreditation through the National Crime Agency as a Financial Intelligence Officer if you're not already accredited.
  • Collaborative Team: Join a dynamic and well-respected national team that values collaboration and is passionate about its mission. You'll work alongside experienced professionals who share your commitment to environmental protection.
  • Innovative Environment: Be part of an innovative and creative work environment where you're encouraged to think outside the box, propose new ideas, and enhance your team's capabilities.
  • Varied Responsibilities: Your role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities, from gathering and analyzing financial intelligence to providing guidance, producing impactful reports, and participating in projects that drive meaningful change.
  • Environmental Impact: You'll play a crucial role in the fight against environmental crime, ensuring that criminals are deprived of their unlawfully gained assets, and the environment is safeguarded for future generations.
  • Supportive Culture: The Environment Agency fosters a safety-conscious culture and prioritizes the well-being of its team members. You'll work in an environment where your safety and that of others are paramount.

What do I need?

  • Ideally, you should have accreditation as a Financial Intelligence Officer through the National Crime Agency. Alternatively, a strong willingness to complete necessary training with our guidance.
  • Proven experience in crime intelligence, financial intelligence, and/or investigations.
  • Essential IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Data interpretation and trend identification abilities.
  • Effective workload organization and prioritization.
  • Adaptability in communication and behavior across various situations and with different individuals.
  • Ability to work independently and integrate into a dispersed team.
  • Proficiency in computer literacy and accurate information recording.
  • To handle information securely as per government guidelines.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 legislation (desirable).
  • SC and NPPV security clearance preferred, or willingness to undergo and achieve the required clearance, essential for the role.

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 £29,706
  • A generous career average pension scheme
  • Overtime opportunities through standby and incident pay
  • 25 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:

Location: You can work from anywhere in England, but you'll be assigned to an Environment Agency office as your base.

Working Arrangements: We offer a hybrid work model, combining home and office work. Occasional travel and overnight stays may be necessary for team meetings and operational requirements.

Flexibility: We welcome part-time and flexible work arrangements, but you must be open to occasional work away from your home base.

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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